- Heritage and History
- Our heritage
Subsidies, funds and grants
Nyenrode Fund, which facilitates donations by alumni, has been successful in obtaining a number of subsidies for the restoration of our (national) monuments. As a result, we can ensure that several of the monuments in our cultural heritage now receive much-needed makeovers.
Visiting the Estate
As a business university, we strive to maintain a learning environment that is as quiet and free of disruptions as possible for our guests and students. This forces us to limit entry to the estate for visitors who wish to come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Nevertheless, we offer several opportunities to do so at set times, when organizations such as the Vechtstreekmuseum, IVN (the Dutch Institute for Nature Education and Sustainability) and the local church community lead guided tours across the estate for visitors.
Open Monuments Day
On Saturday September 14, 2019, we once again opened our doors to celebrate the annual nationwide Open Monumentendag, with university employees giving nearly 500 interested visitors a tour around the castle. Due to restrictions because of the coronavirus, Nyenrode has unfortunately had to decide not to participate in 2020. That is particularly disappointing because the theme then will be learning monuments, and the national opening takes place in our municipality of Stichtse Vecht.
Nyenrode national top location for stins plants and mushrooms
Nuisance in the park
In the early summer of 2020, the nuisance from the oak processionary caterpillar in the Netherlands was less than the year before. This also applies to Nyenrode. The caterpillar has small, toxic hairs all over its body, which could lead to itching, rashes, burning eyes, and tightness in the chest. Trees housing the caterpillars are marked to warn visitors. The caterpillars are then removed by a specialized company.
Nyenrode and Art
Art Fund Nyenrode
The book Nijenrode als inspiratiebron voor kunst that was published in 2018 was translated into English in 2019. The coffee table book also featured as a catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, organized by Art Fund Nyenrode in collaboration with the Vechtstreek Museum in Maarssen. The book tells about the history of the castle and features over 100 full color illustrations, including paintings from the castle collection, numerous images of the castle from the Dutch Golden Age, and pictures of art on the estate.
In 2019-2020 Art Fund Nyenrode also hosted several art exhibitions in the Dr. Albert Heijn building. We were able to admire a selection of work from the DSM Art Collection (DSM is one of the university’s Founding Fathers) and works from the private collection of alumnus Erik Huis and his spouse Sylvia Duijm.
Art Fund Nyenrode also organizes thematic art gatherings for invited guests.