East Netherlands uniquely combines competitive, high-tech research and commerce with very close access to superb natural settings and recreational opportunities.
Green space, for recreation and nature lovers
Large green areas include the forests of Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe (Northwestern Europe's biggest nature reserve) and De Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. The grand Veluwe lakes and the wonderful Rijn and Waal river landscapes are very close by as well.
Countless options to experience culture
East Netherlands also offers access to a rich cultural life. With Amsterdam's world-renowned theater, music and art venues all within easy grasp, many options for experiencing culture are even closer to home, including the Kröller-Müller Museum with its acclaimed art collection right in the middle of a nature reserve. Major cities like Nijmegen, Arnhem, Zwolle and Enschede feature hundreds of ways to encounter creativity, as scores of young artists and entrepreneurs-such as fashion designers Victor & Rolf-have shown.
Extensive expat communities
East Netherlands offers excellent living environments for expatriates and their families from all over the world. The region has five international airports an hour or less away and 23 international or bilingual schools. Thanks to the presence of many global technology players, the region is also home to extensive expat communities from more than 150 countries and regions. Find out how Expat Holland East (a collaboration of Expat Center Food Valley and Expat Center Twente) can help make your relocation as easy and pleasant as possible. The Expat Centers are easily accessible an work closely together with the local municipalities and IND (Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service). They offer a 'one-stop shop' for all documents that foreign professionals need upon arrival.
The Netherlands is known for its pursuit of internationalisation in every field. Not the least of these is the field of education and an emphasis on languages.
East Netherlands hosts several international schools with primary and secondary education, like Arnhem International School, International School Twente and Eerde International Boarding School, but also Dutch schools with bilingual education. Also the higher education institutions in East Netherlands offer master's degree programs in English.