Tilburg lies in the heart of the Brabant region in the southern Netherlands. The city’s strategic location is one of its many strengths, providing ready access to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and the important economic region of the Rhine-Ruhr valley.
Tilburg is the Netherlands’ sixth largest city. The region is particularly notable for four key economic sectors: logistics, aerospace & maintenance, healthcare, and leisure. Many international companies have established a strong presence here. They include Fujifilm, Sony, IFF, Bosch Transmission Technology, Coca-Cola, Schenker, Iris Ohyama and Samsung Electronics.
A logistics hotspot
Tilburg and logistics are inextricably linked. Over 30,000 people are involved in the sector on a daily basis, making it one of the region’s main employment drivers. With its prime geographic location, Tilburg has established itself as a logistics ‘hotspot’. The region has excellent infrastructure, with good international connections by rail, road and water. In short, Tilburg is the perfect base for all forms of logistic activities.
But Tilburg offers even more …
Tilburg is also a centre of education, with over 30,000 students attending the prestigious Tilburg University (which enjoys a high reputation in economics, business, management and law) or one of several other institutes of higher education in the region. With this pool of young talent to draw upon, employers can rely on a highly-skilled workforce. Industry, government and the education sector work together in an ongoing programme of social innovation, helping to find solutions to the major challenges of today.
Tilburg is a great place to live or to visit. It offers something for everyone, from a broad range of cultural activities to a lively nightlife. Moreover, Tilburg is a very green city, surrounded by open countryside and attractive recreation areas.
Tilburg’s ‘Spoorzone’ (Railway Zone) is being redeveloped to become an area of exceptional architectural and spatial quality. This will be our new metropolitan district, with a mix of residential usage, business, education, creativity and leisure. Its character will be one of vitality, vibrancy and experiment, where one should expect the unexpected. You are warmly invited to join us in this major development.