Let us introduce Emmen
The region of Emmen is located in the Northeast of the Netherlands, as 17th global economy also known as ‘the Gateway to Europe’. The region is midway between Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Hamburg, Germany. Just like the Ruhr area in Germany, all just a two hour drive away.
Our region consists of a vast rural area, containing a few other smaller cities and dozens of villages. The population totals over a quarter of a million, but the region has more international economic importance than the population size may suggest.
Emmen is the central city for a wide region, with top facilities such as Stenden University. Along with the somewhat smaller cities of Coevorden, Hardenberg and Hoogeveen, Emmen forms one of the most important providers of employment and innovation in Industry, Technology and Logistics in the North Netherlands. Top sectors such as Chemistry, High-Tech Systems and Materials, Logistics and Agro business are strongly represented in the urban network. Emmen forms the largest industry core in the North.