The Veenendaal municipality lies between the major cities of Utrecht and Arnhem and is located at the edge of the extensive forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Veenendaal (veen=peat) has its name because of its peat soil. In the 16th century a lot of peat was taken from the ground as it was the most important fuel at the time. To house the workers Veenendaal was established.
The city has a wide range of shopping and leisure possibilities, which leads to the city being a hub for people from all over the region. The best way to define Veenendaal is a combination of a thriving city with both modern houses and ones dating back to the 1930s, and lots of forests, moorland and meadows.
Highways A12 and A30 and frequent trains will get you easily to major cities like Utrecht, Amersfoort and Arnhem.