Wageningen at a glance
Wageningen, Netherlands, is known as a historic city, an educational hotspot and, as its logo says, a “city of life sciences”. This is a destination that many students prefer for their degree abroad, especially for its ability to allow them to study without being disturbed. The research and academic profile of Wageningen are recognised throughout the world. Located in the heart of Netherlands, in a valley on the north bank of Nederrijn river, the city blends modernity with a historic architecture and vast green spaces. The city of Wageningen has settlements that date back to 828. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, a small church and a few food farms rose. The area began to be inhabited much more in the twelfth century when structures began to be built. In 1263, Wageningen was granted the city status and a castle was built inside it. The city was also the place where the ending of World War II in Netherlands was negotiated.