Vlissingen is a medium-sized, tourist and student town, where you always have that vacation feeling thanks to the beautiful beaches, sweeping seafront esplanade and relaxed pavement cafes.
The town has an agreeable, light atmosphere that invites you to combine your studies with an active and enjoyable life. The small scale of the city and its schools means that you will soon get to know your fellow students. Students come, not only from the Netherlands, but also for example from China, Spain, USA, Canada, Germany and France!
If you enjoy going out and are interested in culture, there are plenty of opportunities. There are various student associations that organize numerous activities and parties, like the Cultural Dining Club and the Cult Club.
Vlissingen has a bustling nightlife; apart from weekends Thursday evening is very popular for a night on the town. Many events have also been organized, including festivals and open-air concerts like Liberation Day (May 5) and the film festival ‘Film by the Sea’.
If you enjoy sports, there are numerous possibilities. Water sports like (kite) surfing, rowing, sailing and swimming are particularly popular. There are sports clubs especially for students that organize a host of activities including participation in major soccer, sailing and volleyball tournaments. They also organize paragliding and mountaineering lessons and kite-surf workshops. When you sign up as a member you will even receive a discount card that provides admission to many sports and fitness clubs.
Finally Vlissingen has accommodation that is less expensive and more readily available than in other student cities. Most students live in or near the city centre and housing is located within cycling distance of school, city and beach. Other facilities like the library are also easily accessible.
In Vlissingen there are two different study levels. For MBO (= intermediate vocational education) you can study at ROC Zeeland www.roczeeland.nl and for HBO (= higher professional education) at HZ University of Applied Sciences www.hz.nl. Both institutions are easily accessible by public transport. Furthermore you can study at academic level at the Roosevelt Academy in the nearby city of Middelburg (5 km from Vlissingen) www.rooseveltacademy.nl.
Sun, sea and beach, culture and nature; you’ll have a great time in Vlissingen.