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The Eastern region of the Netherlands is strategically located between two key European economies: the Dutch Randstad and the German Ruhr Area. The provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel form an area of top quality business, research and education in Agrofood, Life Sciences and Health, and High Tech.

The Eastern region has a highly educated, multilingual, internationally oriented workforce blessed with an open mind, an entrepreneurial spirit and a long tradition of working together. The region adds a strong focus, excellent accessibility and pleasant living to the mix.

The region has leading entrepreneurial academic research centers are based in the region: Wageningen University and Research Centre (Agrofood), Radboud University Nijmegen (Life Sciences) and University of Twente (High Tech), and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. The Eastern region of the Netherlands has welcomed dozens of big industry players such as AAP, Abbott Labs, Apollo Vredestein, AstraZeneca, H.J. Heinz, Kikkoman, Monsanto, De Heus, Friesland Campina, AkzoNobel, NXP, Malvern Panalytical, Scania, Synthon, Stork, Thales, Wärtsilä, Foseco and Xsens.

The region offers an attractive environment for highly qualified international employees. Moving to another country means dealing with all kinds of questions and practical issues for both employers and employees regarding living and working in the new country of residence. Find out how the Expat Center Food Valley and Expat Center East Netherlands can help make your relocation as easy and pleasant as possible and how we can assist you in the process of settling in the Netherlands. We provide information and service concerning immigration and formalities, housing, taxes, insurance and finance, and social life and leisure. We can help you and your employer with all official formalities that need to be taken care of.

Our Expat Centers are easily accessible and work closely together with the local municipalities and IND (Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service). We offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for all documents that foreign professionals need upon arrival.

Feel free to contact the experts of our Expat Centers.