Living in Zeeland
Located in the coastal town of Vlissingen, in the Dutch province of Zeeland, the HZ is ideally located in the southwest of the Netherlands to provide a unique experience both on and off campus.
Zeeland is well known for its stunning countryside, coastal villages, sand dunes and natural reserves. Literally translated, Zeeland means ‘sea’ and ‘land’ and the area lives up to its name! It is a delta area consisting of islands and sea arms interconnected by dams, bridges and tunnels. This picturesque region is rich in culture and history with amazing beaches, festivals and many activities to take advantage of. It is the most popular tourist region in the Netherlands. Living in this province, you will find museums, local markets, and regional food and music festivals. Zeeland also plays host to big events such as Film by the Sea, Liberation Day Festival and Zeeland After Summer Festival.
Vlissingen is a student and tourist town with a population of approximately 45,000. It is a friendly town where you can get around everywhere by bike. It has all amenities necessary to enjoy life while preparing for your future. With its beautiful beach, the longest promenade in the Netherlands and many pavement cafes, Vlissingen exudes a year-round holiday atmosphere. You can explore the surrounding coastline and villages by bike due to the extensive network of bike trails. Major European cities are accessible within a few short hours by either car or train, making student life off campus a learning experience as well!
The neighbouring town to Vlissingen is Middelburg, which is the capital of Zeeland. Some HZ classes take place in this historic town. You can easily get there by bike or on the train to explore one of the most beautiful city centres in the Netherlands. You will discover historical monuments, the abbey, cosy restaurants, pubs and many outdoor cafes.