About the fair

As the market leader in education-related events in the Netherlands, OGZ organises Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost (Education Fair North-east), which may be of interest to you. This is the biggest study related event for the north-east of the Netherlands. At the previous edition we have welcomed 20,412 visitors and 90 enthusiastic exhibitors.

This events has an International Square in which universities and institutions from various countries present themselves in addition to the large number of Dutch educational institutions.

Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost is a unique opportunity to present your organisation and to recruit ambitious youngsters from the Netherlands.

Click here for a good impression, by watching the video made of Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost 2022.

Why take part?

In addition to being an extremely fun experience, studying abroad is also a smart move for students. Research conducted by the European Commission has shown that young people who have studied abroad have a better chance of securing a steady job later on. Therefore the Dutch government would like more students to spend an educational period abroad. Currently, approximately 17% (117,353) of students in higher education spend part of their study programmes abroad. About 2.3% (15,877) of students even follow a complete study programme abroad.

Visitors & exhibitors profile:

Visitors profile
✔ Young people between 13 and 21 years of age
✔ Parents and supervisors
✔ Career advisors, mentors, teachers and student counsellors

Type of visitors:
Students 62%
Parents and supervisors 37%
Student counsellors 1%

Exhibitors’ profile
✔ Educational institutes and affiliated organisations at the intermediate vocational (mbo), higher vocational (hbo) and university (wo) level
✔ Companies and organisations that provide internships
✔ Organisations with information about international internships, exchange programmes and/or language trips
✔ Public authorities
✔ Industry/sector promotion
✔ Other organisations, including student work and student housing agencies, university city marketing, agencies, etc. 

How to take part?

You can take part by renting a stand at the International Square.
Please request the brochure for detailed information about the participation possibilities and participation costs. 

Book your stand Request a brochure

Location & Travel

Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost will be held on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of October 2023 in the IJsselhallen, which is located in Zwolle in the east of the Netherlands. This venue is very easily accessible by public transport (located near the central railway station) and is also easily accessible from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. 

De BuitenlandBeurs (The Go-Abroad Fair)

In addition to Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost, OGZ also organises De BuitenlandBeurs (The Go-Abroad Fair) on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of November in Utrecht.  De BuitenlandBeurs is the biggest platform in the Netherlands concerning study programmes, internships, (voluntary) work, high school years and language courses abroad. Leading organisations and relevant educational institutions inform visitors on all the aspects and possibilities of an educational and self-enriching stay abroad. As a market leader in education-related events, organiser OGZ provides the quality and the added value that both visitors and participants expect of a top event such as this.

We would like to refer you to the website of De BuitenlandBeurs, for more information about this fair.

De BuitenlandBeurs


If you have any questions or would like to receive customised advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to assist you!

Kind regards Project Team Onderwijsbeurs Noordoost,

Annemarie Bruinsma – Project Manager
Mieke Beekmans – Account Manager
Joris Verheijen – Marketing Manager


Tel: +31(0) 40 - 297 94 94