Avans cities

Avans is located in 4 cities: Breda,Den Bosch, Roosendaal and Tilburg.

All 4 are located in Noord-Brabant province in the south of the Netherlands. This page provides you with more information about what makes them so unique.


Nicknamed the Pearl of the South, Breda is home to a thriving student community. So it is no surprise that the city is full of great bars, restaurants and sports clubs. Breda also hosts many festivals and events, such as the Fiesta Mexicana and carnival.

Breda is fantastic all year round for shopping, relaxing in the municipal parks and hiking in the surrounding countryside, or taking a lovely stroll through the historic city centre. The bustling and vibrant character of this city is what makes Breda so attractive to students.

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Den Bosch

The people who live in Den Bosch are rightly proud of their city. Anyone coming over for work or study will immediately be struck by the welcoming atmosphere that is characteristic of this city. In other words, you will feel right at home.

Even if you have nothing special planned, you can always find something entertaining to do in Den Bosch. Take a stroll through the historic city centre, visit St. John’s Cathedral or enjoy some fresh air at the nearby Bossche Broek nature reserve. Also known as Den Bosch, Den Bosch is fantastic for eating out at one of the numerous restaurants and bars.

Several times a year the city transforms to a festival town, playing host to carnival, the Jazz in Duketown Festival and the Festival Boulevard theatre festival. If you want to take in some culture and catch a film, then you should definitely head over to the VerkadeFabriek: a cultural centre located in a former biscuit factory. If you are a music lover, you might enjoy an evening out at the Willem Twee music venue.

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Fashion lovers have already found their way to Roosendaal thanks to the Rosada fashion outlet shopping centre. Thanks to its hospitable atmosphere however, the city has something for everyone. Roosendaal boasts a variety of bars and restaurants as well as open-air theaters, museums and a theater. The city also plays host to a range of events, including the Roosendaal Danst dance festival.


A vibrant student city, Tilburg is a great place to enjoy a night out and sample the local culture. There are many bars, restaurants and buzzing cafés, plenty of theatres and music venues, such as the famous 013.

Tilburg also boasts the annual Mundial Festival music festival, and last but not least, the largest funfair in the Netherlands.

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