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.

Venlo’s city centre is characterised by beautiful historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. A vibrant and modern city has developed around this historic centre attracting tourists through multiple shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure activities. In 2013, Venlo won the prestigious 'Best City Centre of the Netherlands' award. Only 15 minutes away from Venlo, the city of Roermond is home to the largest outlet centre in Europe.

Venlo's international focus and strong sense of entrepreneurship are represented in the international Fontys campus. Entrepreneurship is visible in all study programmes at Fontys Venlo through the so-called Start-up Factory/Software Factory. For one year, students run their own company or consult companies on business or software projects.

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.

To have an overview of Venlo's nightlife check out Check Venlo.

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