Veenendaal lies between Utrecht and Arnhem and nestles on the edge of the extensive forests of Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The city takes its name from the local peat. During the 16th century, peat was the most important source of fuel and Veenendaal was established to house the industry’s workers.
The city boasts a wide range of shopping facilities and offers many opportunities for recreation, which helps make it a regional hub. Veenendaal is a thriving place with both modern housing and residences that date back to the 1930s and is surrounded by forests, moorland and meadows.
The A12 and A30 motorways and frequent trains provide easy access to major cities like Utrecht, Amersfoort and Arnhem.