At the Groene Woud campus you can find a number of technical study programmes: Chemistry, Global Project and Change Management, Information & Communication Technology, Industrial Engineering & Management, Water Management and Civil Engineering. The Joint Research Center Zeeland is also built at this location.

Address & Contact

Opening hours

During lecture weeks the Middelburg location is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


During the holidays the opening hours may be different.

On and around the following holidays all HZ locations are closed:

  • 29 March 2024, Good Friday
  • 1 April 2024, Second Easter
  • 9 and 10 May 2024. Ascension Day
  • 20 May 2024, Pentecote Monday

Christmas holidays will be in week 52 and 1 (from 25 December till 5 January)

Spring holidays will be in week 7 (12 February till 16 February)

May holiday will be in week 18 (29 April till 3 May).

Summer holiday will be in week 30 till 34 (22 July till 23 August).

Transport and parking information

By train

There is a direct train connection from the main airport Schiphol, Amsterdam. There are also train connections from other airports such as Brussels, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Paris. The train station in Middelburg is about a 10-minute walk away. Check the website of the national railway services for up to date travel information and train tickets. You can buy tickets at the NS self-service ticket machine (available at every railway station).

Check the detailed information about the public transport from the airports Brussels, Charleroi, Amsterdam, Eindhoven or Rotterdam.

By bus

Several Connexxion buses stop in the Koestraat right in front of the building, including buses 52, 56, 58, 133.

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Free parking near HZ

Free parking is available at the car park at Poelendaelesingel 12 in Middelburg. This is at a few minutes’ walk from HZ. Unfortunately, it is not possible to park directly at the HZ premises. However, there is a disabled parking space available right next to the HZ building at Het Groene woud 1-3.

Car park Poelendaelesingel

At the barrier of the car park the Poelendaelesingel you can ring the bell. After passing the barrier, follow the signs to the HZ parking places, marked with a white sign with the HZ logo.

With HZ pass or ring the bell

Students and staff can only enter by presenting their HZ pass at the barriers, guests can ring the bell at the barrier.

Walking to HZ location

If you park at the Poelendaelesingel you can reach the HZ via the pedestrian tunnel.


Student admission office

Everything concerning the administrative handling of your registration.

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Restaurant at the HZ Groene Woud location


Nice sandwiches, snacks or salads with a Green Key quality mark.

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The Work Zone

The employment agency of HZ.

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Our study programmes

Global Project and Change Management

Would you be interested in co-creating potential solutions to the issue of plastic pollution with other experts? Are you the person who can generate improvements to enhance the quality of life for elderly or vulnerable individuals through the use of new technologies? Perhaps you could assist your government in formulating an inclusive plan to create a sustainable living environment for its citizens? Or aid businesses in their efforts to become more environmentally friendly? These are the types of questions that Global Project and Change Management (GPCM) students discuss during their studies. Throughout this four-year bachelor's programme, our students tackle significant and intricate issues alongside peers and professionals from around the world. As a GPCM student, you will engage in real-life projects for local and international companies, as well as research institutes, right from the beginning. This hands-on approach effectively combines theory with practice, teaching you how to approach complex matters from diverse perspectives. With an international staff and a diverse group of peers, along with opportunities for a minor and an internship abroad, you will start building your own global network. This will thoroughly prepare you for your future career as a changemaker. This small-scale and intensive program offers you the chance to develop as a young professional. Together with your peers and lecturers, you will explore your strengths and passions while enhancing your skill set. The study programme covers a wide range of topics, providing you with a diverse skill set, extensive knowledge base, and a well-rounded educational background upon graduation.

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River Delta Development (MSc)

The English-taught Master’s programme River Delta Development is a unique joint degree offered by three universities of applied sciences with complementing expertise in the field of water: HZ University of Applied Sciences (coastal regions), Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (river systems), and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (urban water). Facilitators of change in delta zones The Master’s programme River Delta Development trains students to be facilitators of change for river deltas. Everywhere in the world, urbanisation and climate change are encroaching upon these fertile, ecologically valuable regions. The challenge is to decrease the vulnerability of river deltas while simultaneously increasing the opportunities for healthy economic and ecological development. In the Master’s programme River Delta Development, these developments are viewed as transitions: progressive, complex changes and adjustments in river delta systems that demand professionals who can intervene effectively. These transitions require innovative, multidisciplinary, and holistic solutions. Versatile delta professionals are required, who not only have knowledge of river delta systems (coasts, seas, and rivers) and the latest developments, but also possess the necessary research and communication skills to make meaningful contributions to these transitions. The central theme of the Master’s programme River Delta Development is: The transition of deltas: from large-scale management to sustainable adaptation. The Dutch delta as an example The universities of applied sciences of HZ, Van Hall Larenstein, and Rotterdam have been collaborating at the Centre of Expertise Delta Technology for several years and are combining their complementing expertise in the fields of coastal regions, river systems, and urban water to create the River Delta Development Master’s programme. This will provide you with insight into how the different component systems operate, how they relate to each other, and how the delta functions as a cohesive system. By focusing (and working, if you choose) on the international context, you will learn how to apply this knowledge in deltas around the world.

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Information and Communication Technology

Binge watching a series on Netflix, use WhatsApp or listening to Spotify? This is all possible thanks to IT!

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Industrial Engineering & Management

The course Industrial Engineering & Management teaches you how to use technology, management and economy in such a way that you will be able to improve production processes or to make organisations profitable or more sustainable. Do you want to help organisation - such as manufacturing sites, health care organisations, energy supply companies or government agencies - to perform effectively in our increasingly complex society? Then this technical and managerial programme is the right choice for you. As an Industrial Engineer & Manager you will be involved in designing, managing, optimising and improving business processes. You learn how to use technology, management and finance to help organisations more efficient and innovative, minimise risks, improve production processes and maximise profitability.

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Our other locations

Edisonweg, Vlissingen

At the Vlissingen campus, you can find all study programmes in the fields of Economics & Management as well as Social Studies. The international programmes that are offered here are International Business, Logistics Engineering and Tourism Management.

Outside of Joint Research Center Zeeland

Joint Research Center Zeeland

The Joint Research Centre Zeeland (JRCZ) in the Zeeland capital Middelburg is a unique research institute. Here, students, researchers, companies and the government work together to find solutions to urgent, social issues in the South West Delta.