Wageningen is a true student city with many cafés and restaurants throughout the old town. The highest concentration of these is on the market square around the main church, which has a pleasant buzz until late during the summer.
In addition, the theatre, cinemas and various dance venues offer varied entertainment. The art gallery and arboretum, Het Depot, is also located in Wageningen. In the summer months there are a number of festivals of which the best known is the Liberation Festival ("Bevrijdingsfestival": celebrating freedom and the liberation after the Second World War) on 5 May.
Ede also has good nightlife. This includes two cinemas. Cinemec has 8 halls, including the largest 3D screen in the Benelux. If a bit of culture is your thing, there are two theatres and the internationally renowned Kröller Möller Museum with a large Van Gogh collection and a large sculpture garden.
Arnhem is also only 20 km away and can be reached easily by car or public transport.