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Venlo is a global town on a provincial scale. It is set in a region full of energy, modern trade, excellent transport links and thriving industry along the Maas, just minutes from the German border. Vibrant Venlo is the cultural epicentre in the north of Limburg, the most southern province in the Netherlands. With lots of activities, inspiring art, trendy festivals, exciting shops and welcoming terraces in the cosy historical town centre and on the modernised Maas Boulevard. The town centre is just minutes’ walk from HAS University of Applied Sciences.


Venlo is also innovative and pioneering! It was the first town in the world to adopt the sustainability principles of ‘cradle to cradle’. This can be seen in its own municipal offices, for example.

Adjacent to the new central station, just a 3-minute walk from HAS University of Applied Sciences, and the modernised Maas Boulevard, you’ll find the compact town centre, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars.


In the area surrounding Venlo, you will discover the most diverse and unique nature reserves in Limburg. It was no surprise that the 10-yearly Floriade event was held here in 2012. As a HAS University of Applied Sciences student, you will also attend classes in the amazing Co-Creation Lab on the former Floriade site! And Venlo is also home to a wide range of horticultural companies.