It was last 12 June 2013 ago when Wageningen celebrated their birthday. It was a huge excitement around the city when 750-year old was finally reached.
As a foreigner, at first, I was not that familiar with this city though. But it turns to be amazingly exceptional when I knew that one of the best universities in the Netherlands is located here. Even more, now, the Wageningen university get their first rank based on the popularity and quality of their study programs, compared to all universities in the Netherlands. Now I am really proud. The thousand miles away from home is worth it.
Wageningen belongs to Gelderland province and only has 25,000 citizens, of which are divided into 15,000 of local citizens and 10,000 of students. As Wageningen is a small city flanked by Utrecht and Arnhem, makes Wageningen is very comfortable to stay. You can go travel around the city by biking and it would only take 1-2 hours. But best of the best, that you feel like living at home, as all citizens always welcome to the foreigners. Diversity is not an issue.
The following pictures were some stories left from the birthday celebration. The parade was like the Wageningen’s milestones since 750 years ago up until this era.