Restoration Castle

Making a contribution 

Nijenrode Castle and the university are inextricably linked with each other. The rich history of the Nijenrode estate with its castle dates back to the thirteenth century. You still find many old elements in the castle despite the various restorations and renovations over the years.

After the Second World War, the Nederlands Opleidings-Instituut voor het Buitenland (Netherlands Training Institute for Abroad) was established in Nijenrode Castle. Later this was renamed Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

The castle plays a major role in Nyenrode's daily life. There are events that take place there, for example, and it is a meeting place for both attendees and students. We do everything in our power to make sure this 750-year-old monument remains in good condition. Which is why good maintenance is very important. Several rooms will have to be renovated and a large part of the furniture will have to be replaced in the coming years.  It is great if you would like to contribute to the restoration of the castle; every contribution is more than welcome. 

Will you do your part and contribute?


Michiel Munneke

Michiel Munneke

Director Development

A small selection from the past  

In the 13th century, the border area on the Vecht between the diocese of Utrecht and the county of Holland became an important route for trade and shipping. In the period around 1260 the first foundations were laid for Nijenrode Castle. Over the years, the Castle has been destroyed several times but always rebuilt with care and love. 

After the Second World War, our Founding Fathers laid the foundation for the Netherlands International Educational Institute (NOIB). By combining theory and practice with  a strong emphasis on personal development, we have now been contributing to the shaping of responsible leaders for 75 years.

Nijenrode castle, today 

Nijenrode castle has a rich history which evokes beautiful memories for many. The castle with many stylish rooms is ideal for lectures, meetings, trainings, receptions, and events. 

We also grant future generations the Nyenrode Experience. That is why we want to tackle the foundation together with you so that we stabilize the subsidence.

Tax-attractive gifting 

Contribute to Nyenrode castle. Read more about the different ways to contribute and join the many alumni who preceded you.  

A donation to the Nyenrode Fund is tax deductible for Dutch residents due to the Fund’s Public Benefit Institution (ANBI). The deductibility depends on taxable income. Read more on the website of the Dutch Tax Authorities. Calculate your advantage via ANBI calculator.

Interested in becoming a donor? Please contact us for more information.

Or make a fast and safe donation use the donationform on the right.