Studying in Venlo also means living in Venlo. And that is so much fun! Meeting people at the coolest places, visiting the best events, drinking beers in the nicest pubs and competing in sports to stay in shape.

Student stories

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Exhibitions, big and small

Appreciate regional, national and international art

Museums in and around Venlo

Catchin' a movie?

From blockbuster to arthouse films

Cinemas in Venlo

Arts and culture as far as the eye can see

In Venlo we will never get tired of arts and culture. We are mighty proud of the tradition that is carnival (also known as ‘Vastelaovend’, just try and say that five times in a row!). With roots in the Christian festive season that kicks off Lent, carnival has grown into a five-day colourful and exuberant celebration where people dress up in the most elaborate costumes, walk and ride in parades and sing, dance and drink in the streets, pubs and bars in and around Venlo.

As soon as Spring has sprung and the sun is out you can enjoy a (free) festival almost every weekend in Venlo, whether it’s based around music, food, drinks, arts, culture or all of the above. What can we say? We love a good party!

A night out in Venlo

It’s important to not only to hit the books and study hard but also socialise when you study in Venlo. Luckily there’s plenty of bars and pubs to accommodate your need for drinks and dancing. A lot of the bars in Venlo organise special student nights that offer discounts and deals. Do you want to hit the dance floor, sing along to classics or want to kick back and enjoy a beer and some good conversation? Venlo has got you covered.

Sports in Venlo

Discover all kinds of different sports in Venlo. Have fun, stay fit, get to know new people and get the most out of University life.

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Getting tired of your microwave meals or slaving away in the kitchen and then also having to do the dishes? Just take your pick of Venlo’s restaurants that serve good food that is affordable to boot.

Do you want dinner with a view, outside where you can people-watch, eat a dish of the day on the cheap or take-away, enjoy quick and easy local fast food or try the renowned ‘frietei’? You won’t ever go hungry in Venlo! Have a quick look to see what’s on offer and ‘eet smakelijk’!

Other hotspots

Of course, there is much more to do, see and experience in Venlo! So quickly take a look at the other hotspots of Venlo, which are certainly all worth a visit

Venlo area

In addition to the city center, there is of course so much more to experience in the Venlo area! Go out on foot or by bike, or take the bus! The area has so much to offer, from cute villages to nice terraces or beautiful nature reserves. Visit the church village 't Ven, the center of Blerick and the Friday market or go to Arcen to enjoy the Maas on one of the cute terraces or for a delicious ice cream from Clevers. Going to the South? Then go to Baarlo or Steyl, here you can also relax on the Maas, enjoy a beautiful view and imagine yourself in a different environment.

Parks in Venlo

Venlo has different parks where you can relax, picknick, sport or meet up with friends. So do you have a spare afternoon and would you like to leave your dorm room? Why not visit some of the parks described below.


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Food & drinks

The best places for a bite or a beer

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Must see's & must do's

Some things you simply can't skip

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Student associations

Make your study time unforgettable and join one of the student and study associations.

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