Heritage

The leafy Breukelen estate on which the university is located, undoubtedly contributes to the unique experience of studying at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Nyenrode Estate is a country estate with a rich history dating back to the 13th century. The campus, which houses 27 monuments, is in the Top 10 of most amazing business school campuses in the world. Of our monuments, 19 are currently in a good condition. We are very fortunate that, with the help of our alumni and various equity funds, we are able to continue to restore more and more of our treasured monuments.


Nyenrode has made huge investments in its heritage in recent years. Great examples are the complete renovation of our Orangery and the restoration of the monumental exit gate, for which Nyenrode received a municipal award: de Bronzen Troffel (The Bronze Trowel).

A provincial grant from the Fonds Erfgoedparels (Fund for Heritage Gems) enabled us to restore two ‘gems’ of our Kitchen Garden complex to their former glory.

The restoration of the more than a century old Menagerie complex was also recently completed. The Menagerie consists of a pheasant run, a duck house, an aviary, a summer house and a bird feeder; a very unique collection of monuments, all with great cultural-historical value, with the pheasant run being unique in the world. The desire to bring the birdhouses back into use after restoration has now been fulfilled. Would you like to see the result? Visit this page: Restoration of the Menagerie.

Stichting Nyenrode Fonds closely collaborates with alumni on restoration projects, creating a powerful partnership between donors and the university fund. If your chapter or class has a Lustrum coming up, and you would like to leave something to your alma mater, please contact us.