Strategic location

Our region is at the heart of one of the most urban areas in the world. The accessibility by road, rail and water, in combination with the proximity of airports, is excellent.

  • ICE Amsterdam-Arnhem-Frankfurt.
  • Betuweroute: Rotterdam-Zevenaar-Germany.
  • 3 Intercontinental and 8 international airports with an 2 hours reach.
  • Excellent export opportunities due to location next to Germany.
  • Container terminal BCTN Nijmegen.


  • Schiphol (75 minutes).
  • Düsseldorf (75 minutes).
  • Dortmund (90 minutes).
  • Eindhoven (60 minutes).
  • Brussel (120 minutes).
  • Weeze (65 minutes).

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Highly educated workforce

In the WAN area within a radius of 20 kilometers, you can find 2 top universities, 7 excellent Universities of Applied Sciences, an international school and Expat Center Food Valley. At these institutions, the staff and student composition consists out of more than 115 nationalities.

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Business Climate

Our region traditionally makes a strong contribution to the strength of the Dutch economy, mainly in the Food, Health and Energy sectors and the crossovers between them.

  • According to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, the Netherlands is the third most innovative country in the world.
  • The region has attractive campusses with an dynamic & innovative climate.
  • The region has enough physical space for your company to grow.
  • Expat Center Food Valley.
  • Good living environment (housing, recreation, culture and nature).
  • Nijmegen is European Green Capital 2018.
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