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Vibrant Venlo

Venlo - Where business, logistics and technology come together

In Venlo, a mid-sized and safe city located at the Dutch-German border, Fontys offers students a career in one of Europe’s strongest economic regions. The proximity to Germany, the Maas river and six surrounding airports make Venlo one of Europe’s most important business and logistics hotspots.

Studies by leading logistics companies such as Prologis (USA) or the annual Dutch hotspot ranking rank Venlo as the Nr. 1 logistics hot spot in Europe. Venlo’s entrepreneurial spirit and engineering power is also renowned in the field of high tech and agro manufacturing, and retail – US companies such as Amway, Océ/Cannon, Office Depot or world-leading local companies such as Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering or the automotive supplier Inalfa Roof Systems make Venlo a knowledge-intensive and attractive region to study and start a career.

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Living and going out in Venlo

Venlo is a great shopping destination. From 2013 to 2015 it was awarded as the best inner city of the Netherlands. Besides shopping, it is known for its many events. In the summer period there are (musical) events almost every week, such as Stereo Sunday with dance artists from all over the world. The historic city centre houses many cozy bars and pubs. Venlo has something to offer for everyone.

Do you want to learn more about living in Venlo and student life in Venlo? Check out the links below.

Get to know Venlo in 60 seconds

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Venlo in 60 seconds

Get to know the city of Venlo

Mircea and the city of Venlo

Our International student Mircea tells you more about his experiences of living in Venlo. He shows you his favourite spots in the city and a bit of his living accommodation.

Venlo: logistics hotspot in the Netherlands

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Venlo: logistics hotspot in the Netherlands

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Student assocciations in Venlo

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OMNIA is the student organisation for all business and economics students, by students. Their mission is to connect students and organise meaningful events that create lasting memories.


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S.A. DaVinci is the first and biggest student association of Venlo. All students enrolled at a higher education insititute in Venlo are welcome to join and explore all that the student’s life has to offer. Their goal is to connect students, create new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Connections with other students isn’t the only thing you will encounter through this association. Their large professional network allows you to extend your connections with businesses and helps boosts your career!