Utrecht is the second creative hotspot of the Netherlands, with over 13,000 jobs. Utrecht offers many creative initiatives. The creative sector is a well-performing Dutch industry and the fastest growing industry in Utrecht. In the past years (2011-2016) the number of jobs within the creative sector grew by 19%.
Utrecht houses important breeding grounds and knowledge centers, such as the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht, University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) and University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU), which produce many new creative and innovative talents every year.
The Utrecht Centre of Expertise for the Creative Industry (U Create) connects higher education, research and companies in the creative industries. Here also, health care and creative sector professionals collaborate together on numerous creative projects that have a social foundation.
In Utrecht, there are various inspiring hubs to be found, such as the Metaal Kathedraal, Vechtclub XL and the Werkspoorkathedraal. In addition, Utrecht is home to the Dutch Game Garden, incubator for starting gaming companies.
“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 UtrechtRead more
“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 UnifyRead more
“The central location, the good road network and the optimal accessibility were already in the 1970s reasons for Mercedes-Benz Nederland to base itself in Lage Weide.”
Hans-Bahne Hansen, CEO at Mercedes NederlandRead more
“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 Unit4Read more