“ABN AMRO Lease is growing. In order to accommodate this expansion, on July 1, 2015 we moved to a landmark location in Utrecht. The reason for moving to ‘De Mirage’ was, in addition to accessibility, mainly due to sustainability. For example, we make use of innovative climate control to cool our hardware (using outside air); the premises has been awarded an EPC A energy label and for its interior and finishing we opted for the cradle to cradle principle. A great deal of work is currently being carried out on modernizing the various offices, and the business parks are receiving a facelift. As a result, many international firms are keen to have their offices in Utrecht.

We have deliberately chosen to stay in Utrecht. The central location and accessibility, both by car and public transport, make the city the best place to have our headquarters. What’s more, there’s an excellent connection between Utrecht and Schiphol Airport. Our foreign business contacts can get to our office in no time. And the quality of life here is pretty high. Utrecht has a wonderful city center, pleasant restaurants, good shops, interesting museums and impressive music venues. And all this within walking distance from one another.”

-Emlyn van der Wal, Chief Operating Officer at ABN AMRO Lease

“Deutsche Windtechnik is Europe’s largest independent maintenance company for wind turbines. Utrecht was a logical starting point for the European expansion of Deutsche Windtechnik: centrally located and excellent accessibility for customers and employees.”

– Geert Timmer, Managing Director Deutsche Windtechnik

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“In 2017, Except moved its headquarter from Rotterdam to Utrecht. Operating both nationally and internationally, the central location and proximity to Schiphol International made it the obvious choice for employees and customers.”

-Tom Bosschaert, Director

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“The cooperation with the city’s municipality was decisive in the choice to locate the main office of Except and UCo in Utrecht. Their input was essential for the initial set up. With their ongoing support, dedication and effort UCo is now a reality and Europe’s first energy neutral, healthy, sustainable office in a monument.”

– Tom Bosschaert, Initiator und Founder UCo

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“Utrecht is an attractive location for businesses with it being a metropole yet compact in size and with a beautiful historic city centre. As a typical student city it continuously attracts new talent, creating an annual influx of qualified workers that oftentimes stay in the region to live and work.”

-Anne-Lize van Dusseldorp, Sustainability Manager

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“Navigant’s global Energy Practice is a leading international energy and sustainability consulting firm. We have been located in Utrecht since the founding of Ecofys in 1984. With its excellent university and research capacities, the city was a natural habitat for our innovative field of work.”

-Anja de Jong, COO Europe and Middle East

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“We found an attractive home for the employees of two merging companies in a dynamic and inspiring setting, where customers and companies can experience directly who we are and what we do.”

-Marieke Dekker, Executive Director External Affairs

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“Genmab regards Utrecht Science Park as a unique ecosystem, where innovation actively leads to breakthroughs in the development of new medicines.”

-Yvo Graus, Vice President Pre-Clinical Operations at Genmab

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“We work solely with partners and resellers that are spread throughout the Netherlands. This makes Utrecht the ideal base. Central and easily accessible, also for our international guests and colleagues. ”

-René Hochstenbach, General Manager at Unify

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“Utrecht is in all respects a true student city. The intellectual level associated with this makes it an inspirational environment in which to live and work. This atmosphere is attractive to both national and international companies that wish to base themselves in Utrecht.”

-Rien Nagel, Rabobank
Executive Board

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“Utrecht is increasingly developing into ‘health valley’. It offers a productive base for collaboration, research and innovation. Also in the areas in which the St. Antonius Hospital is specialized. This is good news for patient care.”

-Douwe Biesma, CEO St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht

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“Utrecht is the perfect base being central to the country and enables us to employ talented people from all over the Netherlands and across Europe and rest of world that can easily access Schiphol.”

-Stephan Sieber, CEO Unit4

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“Utrecht is also one of the largest student cities in the Netherlands, with many students from home and abroad. The city is not only commercially appealing, it is also rich in history and culture, such as the Dom Tower and the Central Museum.”

-Rien Braakman, General Manager and lawyer at Nexa Velo Advocaten

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“In Utrecht it is quicker and easier to find young talent, knowledge based industry is attracted by the university, which is a bonus for new business; in short: a wonderful city for your company.”

-Eduard Schaepman, Chief Tribes

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