Ede is located in the area between Arnhem, Barneveld and Wageningen. Ede has almost 110.000 inhabitants living in an area of 32.000 hectares, including large natural areas with moors, forests interspacing small, picturesque agrarian communities.
Ede is well known for its natural beauty (national park De Hoge Veluwe), it's recent military history (Airborne Museum) and for art (Kröller Müller Museum). In 2001, the ultramodern hospital “De Gelderse Vallei” was instituted in Ede. Please access the website http://www.foodenveluwe.nl/en/home-2 and discover what Ede has to offer you. For more information about The Netherlands in general, please visit https://www.holland.com/global/tourism.htm
Dutch people speak Dutch, but most people, especially young people speak English as well, though their fluency can differ. English is taught at the primary school and in 95 % of the schools for secondary education English is a compulsory subject. English is a compulsory module for CHE students as well. Most departments of the CHE use Dutch as language of instruction, although they are working on developing modules in English. The programmes on this website are completely taught in English.
The Netherlands has a so ¬called sea climate, which has mild, humid winters and moderate warm sum¬mers. Springtime can be very nice, with flowers blooming and nice temperatures, but rain showers are not unusual. In the Autumn a lot of rain is possible, but sunshine is no exception. With the trees changing colours, Autumn in Ede is beautiful. In November - February, heavy snow is possible. The best advice for foreign guests is to carry a raincoat or an umbrella with you! The national Dutch weather bureau is the KNMI.
Telephone, fax and e-mail
To dial a telephone number in the Netherlands, you will have to use the international 31 as prefix. CHE students have their own e-mail address, which also gives access to the WiFi network. In the library, there are computers that student can use.
There are many churches and religious organisations in Ede. For information on English-spoken services, please contact the International office.
Student associations and activities
Students of the CHE can participate in various activities outside of their study in and around Ede (sports, Bible studies, workshops etc.). There are several student associations en networks which offer a program for foreign students.
These associations are not related to the CHE. Therefore the identity of the associations could differ from the identity of the CHE. But they do welcome CHE students.
CHE students can sport for student prices at https://www.wur.nl/en/sports-centre-de-bongerd.htm
or the Van der Knaaphaal, opposite the CHE.