Why Invest

Why invest in East Netherlands? Find out why companies like Heinz, Scania and Timberland already invested in East Netherlands:

International Business Environment

A unique combination of international business communities in the topsectors Agri-Food, Life Sciences and Health, High Tech Materials and Cleantech and Energy. Read more... >

Perfect Hub to Europe

East Netherlands is located strategically between two key European economies: the Dutch Randstad and the German Ruhr Area. This central position, combined with accessibility and an excellent infrastructure, is one of the reasons why international companies have established their facilities here. Read more...>

Financial Climate

The Netherlands has the most competitive tax regime, in comparison to other EU countries, aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and foreign direct investment. While corporate tax rates are in line with those of its European neighbours, several features make it very attractive for foreign companies to set up their European headquarters or Sales Office in the Netherlands. Read more...>

Low Priced Locations

East Netherlands is a competitive location offering significant cost advantages in office and warehouse rents. Read more...>

Motivated Employees

East Netherlands’ workforce is well educated, flexible, multilingual, service-oriented, open-minded and entrepreneurial. Our location provides opportunities to attract native German speakers. Wages are below the national average. Read more...>

Pleasant Living

East Netherlands uniquely combines competitive, high-tech research and commerce with very close access to superb natural settings and recreational opportunities. Read more...>


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J.H. Ligtenberg (Henk)
senior advisor International
0031 6 533 209 40