Nijmegan is another old, old Dutch village... actually the oldest in Holland going back to Roman times. The statue of "Mariken van Nieumeghen" is about a woman named Mariken who makes a pact with the devil. She leaves for Antwerp and lives a "loose" life during 7 years. At the end she repents her previous life, and turns back to God. This legend is a very well known medieval play in the Dutch-speaking world.