Studying in Venlo

Venlo is a global town on a provincial scale. It is set in a region full of energy, modern trade, excellent transport links and thriving industry along the Maas, just minutes from the German border. Vibrant Venlo is the cultural epicentre in the north of Limburg, the most southern province in the Netherlands.

With lots of activities, inspiring art, trendy festivals, exciting shops and welcoming terraces in the cosy historical town centre and on the modernised Maas Boulevard. The town centre is just minutes’ walk from HAS green academy.


In the area surrounding Venlo, you will discover the most diverse and unique nature reserves in Limburg. It was no surprise that the 10-yearly Floriade event was held here in 2012. As a HAS green academy student, you will also attend classes in the amazing Co-Creation Lab on the former Floriade site! And Venlo is also home to a wide range of horticultural companies.

Housing in Venlo

As an international exchange student you will need accommodation in the Netherlands during your studies at HAS. HAS green academy doesn’t have a campus with student rooms and the offer of student rooms in Venlo is scarce. We therefore strongly advise to start looking for a room in time (3 months before the start of your studies).

Accommodation options

Find accommodation through our Accommodation Mediation Service

As a new international student for one of our English-taught study programmes ór an international exchange student from one of our partner universities you can make use of the Accommodation Mediation Service offered by HAS in cooperation with Student Rooms Brabant (online platform with student rooms) and BrabantWonen (housing agency). 

If you are a new international student who is admitted on the basis of a non-Dutch diploma or if you are accepted as an international exchange student you will receive information by email on how to apply. We use the first-come-first-serve principle for the applications. 

In order to apply for the Accommodation Mediation Service you need to meet the following criteria: 

  • You have applied for one of our English taught study programmes/ exchange programmes before 1 May (only applicable for students starting in September).
  • You currently live outside a 500 km radius of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
  • You haven’t studied at HAS green academy before. 
  • You are not residing in the Netherlands before the start of your studies. 
  • Non-EU students: you have paid your invoice before 1 June.
  • You are registered at StudenRoomsBrabant (registration costs € 10).

The Accommodation Mediation Service offers accommodation for your first year of studies or your exchange period. If you book a room/studio through our mediation service you will receive a rental contract with a fixed period. 

Furnished rooms with shared facilities cost approximately € 475/month and furnished studios with private facilities approximately € 625/month. 

Besides the registration fee of StudentRoomsBrabant and the rent per month you will also be charged an administration fee of € 25 and a deposit of € 500 by BrabantWonen. 

NOTE: It is not possible to see the furnished roomoffer at StudentRoomsBrabant which is offered through the mediation service before you are “labelled” for this by HAS. 

Find accommodation by yourself

There are several websites you can use when searching for a room, a studio or an apartment. The list below contains general websites as well as websites of commercial real estate agencies. Some of these websites require registration (against a fee).  

If you encounter difficulties finding a room in Venlo please email us at

Websites available in English

Check Venlo


Student Housing Venlo



Direct wonen




Websites only available in Dutch 


Kamer te huur




Facebook groups 

Student Housing Venlo

Renting furniture 

Rent your furniture - Student Furniture Holland 

Make the most of your time as a student

Studying becomes even more fun when you join a student association. Within HAS green academy the International Student Association (ISA) is a collection of diverse students who want a little extra out of their study. The association aims to stimulate students to mingle across various studies through social and educational events. Both International and Dutch students from all HAS programmes are welcome at ISA. Interested in becoming a member? Please send an e-mail to

Check out ISA on Instagram