Venlo is a large city in the Netherlands, located near the German border and is part of the Limburg province. It is known as being ‘Europe’s Greenest City’ because of its commitment to greener policies and promoting the use of renewable energy sources. The city has plenty to offer in terms of attractions and places to visit and expats living in Venlo will be able to explore sights such as the City Hall, which is built in a red brick style and is one of the main landmarks of the city, or the Museum van Bommel van Dam named after Maarten and Reina van Bommel-van Dam who set out to collect modern art following World War II. The city is also known for its culture, with a number of events being held in the city and expatriates living in Venlo will of course be able to take part in these, including the Vastelaovend carnival and the Zomerparkfeest, held over four days and featuring music, dance, theater and more.
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Venlo, like the rest of the Netherlands, is known for having an affordable cost of living, lower than in many other parts of Western Europe. Expats moving to Venlo will find that it is possible to get around the city easily by bus or on foot, with a number of residents also choosing to travel by bicycle. The city has various rail and road links to other parts of the Netherlands and Germany as well as being located near the German airports of Duesseldorf and Weeze for travel further afield. For more information about moving to Venlo, any expat to be should sign up to InterNations where they can interact with fellow expatriates in order to find out key information about relocating to the city and seek advice about aspects such as education, housing and more.
There are a number of opportunities for expats working in Venlo, including work in areas such as education, health care, government services and others. There are a number of small businesses also located in the area offering work in sectors such as finance, legal and others. Venlo is also home to a number of large businesses, most notably being Océ, which employs a large number of people in the city. Expatriates in Venlo also have the opportunity to commute to nearby cities to work in areas such as production and manufacturing as well as others. For more detailed information on sourcing work in Venlo, expats living in Venlo should join InterNations where they can not only take advantage of the website’s many exciting features aimed at expats from all over the world, but also engage with others in order to find out information about their new city from an expatriate’s perspective.