Welcome to Nijmegen 2022
EuroGames Nijmegen 2022 is going to be an inclusive sporting event, a significant LGBTIQ+ event in 2022 combining EuroGames with a cultural program and side events. #LoveToMove!
Nijmegen as frontrunner
Nijmegen has always been a frontrunner when it comes to its LGBTQ+ policy, setting an example concerning visibility, emancipation and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. As one of the most active cities in the Netherlands in this regard, Nijmegen emphasizes gender-neutral communication, and includes gender-neutral toilets at city hall and its associated buildings, among other things.
Nijmegen as rainbow city
Nijmegen is one of the 75 rainbow cities in the Netherlands. Of these cities, 54 have signed a declaration of intent with the Minister of Education, signifying their active commitment to the acceptance, emancipation, and safety of the LGBTQ+ community in their city. By doing so, cities want to tackle problems such as discrimination on the housing market, intimidation and violence. The Dutch government offers subsidies for this initiative.
EuroGames Nijmegen 2022 will include about 15 different sport events, all with their own individual tournament. All events will take place across Nijmegen between 27-30 July 2022, and we expect around 1500 athletes. All tournaments will include series for female and male identified players, and some team sports may include a league for mixed-gender teams. Furthermore, each tournament will include several levels to make sure that athletes of all levels, from beginner to pro, can compete and have fun. #Lovetomove
Opening Ceremony on 27 July
The Nijmegen 2022 EuroGames will kick off with a creative opening ceremony in the heart of the city: visibility is key during our EuroGames. Admission to the opening ceremony will be free for all.
A dedicated sports village will be set up in the city centre, where athletes and visitors alike can meet in a relaxed atmosphere after the sports competition; meet up with friends, celebrate each other’s achievements, grab a bite to eat or enjoy some music. There will be various booths and activities planned in the village with a focus on sport, sustainability, health and meeting people. During the EuroGames, the village is meant to be Nijmegen’s vibrant hotspot.
Nijmegen knows how to party. Every third week of July, Nijmegen is the stage of the Four Days Marches, and consequently the Four Days Festivities. The Marches and the Festivities are a well known event throughout the Netherlands and beyond.
The Festivities entail different stages, music, parties at various locations spread over the city centre. A specific day of this week is the renowned Pink Wednesday, a flagship for the LGTBQ+ community.
After seven days of partying and general merriment, the intention is to extend the celebratory mood even further with the presence of the Eurogames.
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