A place for students, squatters, activists, alternative music/lifestyle and leftwing idealists located in former squat De Grote Broek (squatted since 1984, now rented) in the city center. Run by volunteers and is the political center of this student city. On Sat-Sun a 3-course vegan menu is served at 19:00 (and 1st & 3rd Fri of month); reservation is required by phone and special requests can then also be made. Wed is soup cafe 18:30-20:00 (followed by a movie on 1st & 3rd Wed of month) with soup, bread, spreads and pasta/couscous, salad; reservation not necessary, price is voluntary donation. Sat afternoon is lunch cafe with also vegan cake. Space fits 60 people. Disco/concert area in the basement, usually a party on Sat. Restaurant and disco are available for free including bar, on request, for non-profit events. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Organic, Western, International, Beer/Wine
Van Broeckhuysenstraat 46
Nijmegen, Netherlands

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  • Reservations required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only


First Review by yvo
  • vegan

I Loved it

4 Posted on 02 / 24 / 2014

Amazing atmosphere, nice food, cool place.
We had a very nice dinner with 3 courses: peanut carrot soup, lentils, potato curry, rice and beets with red cabbage. As a dessert (and I had to go to the kitchen to ask for the recipe), an carrot/apple crumble pie with soy cream.

Thank you guys for the great dinner

  • vegan

Really nice!

5 Posted on 06 / 24 / 2013

This place is really amazing! You can get a three-course meal for only 6 euro's! The menu is cooked by volunteers and the profits go charity. There's no better way the spend your money!

The menu is simple, vegan and usually very tasty. The place itself is very frank and welcoming; volunteers are friendly, and so are the guests. You can even go into the kitchen and help yourself to the left-overs!

It's also a great place to meet like-minded souls on all kinds of leftist issues, and to volunteer yourself.

Pros: Welcoming environment, Tasty, Cheap
  • vegan

So inspiring!!

5 Posted on 02 / 04 / 2010

The first time I went to the Klinker is almost ten years ago. I just met my girlfriend and she lived hundred meters away from this awesome place. I've been there every now and than since.

De Klinker is simply amazing. They serve a three course meal for very cheap and it's always vegetarian, always possible to make it vegan. You don't have options, there's only one menu. The queality of the dishes depend on the volunteers in the kitchen. Sometimes it's mindblowing, sometimes it sucks.
Ever since the squat is legalized, they also have soup cafe and daycafe. You can get (vegan) tosti's, coffee and such.

I have to say this is one of hte most inspiring places I have ever been. It's incredible. It seems everything is possible.

If you're into leftwing politics, vegetarian/ vegan diners, great atmosphere... go there!

Pros: cheap!, vegan!, autonomous!


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Last updated: 2014/08/24


Added: 2009/11/29


Added by: yvo