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Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University


Nyenrode Business University, the only private research (level) university in The Netherlands, was founded in 1946 by prominent business leaders of international corporations such as Philips, AkZo Nobel, and Unilever. With its core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Stewardship, Nyenrode develops leaders with the knowledge and necessary skillset to succeed in tomorrow’s international business world. Nyenrode offers intensive academic education as well as short-term and longer-term programs in the fields of business, management, accountancy, controlling, and fiscal law at two campus locations, Amsterdam and Breukelen.

Building bridges since 1946

In the Netherlands, we understand the importance of bridges. They connect and unite us and make business and trade possible. The thousands of bridges crossing Dutch waters were built by determined entrepreneurs and progressive forerunners. Responsible leaders who knew how to build a sustainable future.

At Nyenrode Business Universiteit, we have been educating enterprising bridge builders for over 70 years.

  • People who dare to grow.
  • People who understand that theory and practice go hand in hand.
  • People who connect.

We believe that a solid foundation can push everyone to great heights. This foundation can be found at Nyenrode, in both Amsterdam and Breukelen. We combine academic theory, practical relevance, and personal development, so you can work on building a successful career.

Whether you are looking for personal or professional growth or your next step, the knowledge of generations of bridge builders can help you in all directions. We are there for each other and consider it our duty to train our students and participants to be sensible and considerate leaders.

Our pillars

  • Connected for life
  • A place where worlds come together
  • Personal development for responsible leaders


Nyenrode Business Universiteit Amsterdam is located in the historic block 'De Vijf Keizers' (The Five Emperors) at the Keizersgracht in the heart of the city. This unique location encourages the connection between business and academia; contributing to our national and international ambitions.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit Breukelen is situated on a historic estate boasting a 13th-century castle, where we emphasize the value of living together, working together, and networking for the development of responsible leaders.

Den Haag

Nyenrode SPO is located on the 24th floor of the World Trade Center in The Hague. SPO is the trainer of the pension sector and has been part of Nyenrode Business University since September 2022. Our office is located in the heart of policy-making Netherlands, close to various ministries, employers' and employees' organizations.


We offer intensive academic courses as well as shortened longer-running programs in the fields of business, management, accountancy, controlling, and fiscal law. These are also the fields we conduct academic research in.


  • Amsterdam

    Keizersgracht 285, , Amsterdam

  • Breukelen

    Straatweg 25, 3621, Breukelen