10 things you should know about studying in the Netherlands

If you are considering to study in the Netherlands, you must be wondering about what life is like compared to home. What are Dutch people generally like? Are they really using bicycles so much? And what's up with their obsession over a certain colour?

Find out what you need to know about studying in the Netherlands in this infographic.

In this infographic, you will find out:

  • Typical Dutch habits
  • Dutch way of transport 
  • Distance to great European cities nearby

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Why choose HZ?


Personal approach

As a HZ-student, you will be part of a small, tight-knit community. Teachers know you by name and help you to bring out the best in yourself to become an expert in your field of study. 


Practical studies

While you are learning new things during your study, you also get a lot of opportunities to put into practise what you have learned. This way you will get both a diploma and experience to help you find a job more easily after your studies.


One of the best

As a university, HZ has proven time and time again to be one of the greatest in the Netherlands among the medium-sized universities. Most students will find a job very quickly after their studies.

What other students say


HZ has a large international network

"The HZ has connections in almost every country of the world. Thanks to that, I can, basically, go and study what I want, where I want during my minor."

- Philip, from Germany


The practical projects are quite unique

"I know of no other university where you can do so many things in practice. In fact, it is one of the main reasons I chose the HZ."

- Maria, from Spain 

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