All major cities are easily accessible from Tilburg. You can be in Amsterdam, Brussel or Düsseldorf in less than two hours by motorway or by train. And if you take a plane, the rest of Europe is at your feet.
Tilburg is one of Europe's fastest-growing logistic hubs. This city is an important driving force behind the industrial real estate market.
A large logistics sector and an excellent positioning in Europe make Tilburg one of the most important logistic hotspots in the Netherlands. There is a reason why the Tilburg-Waalwijk region was ranked the number 1 e-fulfilment hotspot in the Netherlands in May 2017. This is not solely because of its favourable and central positioning, but also because of its infrastructure, accessibility and international entrepreneurial climate. The region is also a leader in innovation with smart logistics technologies such as all-electric cargo ships. Because of this, the large and prosperous European sales market lies at the city’s feet.
While creative hotspots dominate the city centre, the logistic hotspots prevail in the business parks. Railport Brabant and Barge Terminal Tilburg ship containers from all over the world. With Rotterdam and Antwerp only a short distance away, companies in Tilburg have access to the two main European ports.
Last year, a partnership was created between POR (Port of Rotterdam) and Central Brabant which resulted in a Gateway Rotterdam Mid-Brabant to better and faster serve transporters and logistics. Your company can be reached in an hour, maximum (and often less) from the various airports. Even a few cities far into China have direct rail connections to Tilburg.
Due to its central location in the south of the country, Tilburg is a hub on the corridor Rotterdam – the Ruhr and further into Central Europe. Tilburg is a perfect location for companies because of the excellent accessibility by air, road, water and railroad. Several international airports, including Eindhoven, Schiphol, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Brussel and Düsseldorf are within a 30- to 90-minutes range of the city.
Tilburg is also located on the Wilhelmina Channel. This channel is broadened and deepened so that even larger ships (category IV) can access the container terminals in Tilburg. Thanks to the train terminal, there is an international railway connection for freight transport. And because of the Chengdu-Tilburg- Rotterdam Express there is even an international train connection between China and Tilburg, which is a good alternative for the freight transport by water or by air.
Easily accessible centre
Like the business parks, the city centre has easy access. Tilburg has three train stations and a dense network of bus connections. With the ring roads, you can easily navigate into the city centre, where there is ample parking space. Cyclists move about the city speedily and safely and park their bikes in one of the free, guarded bicycle parkings.
A wide range of companies benefit from the central position of the Tilburg region. Would you like to read inspirational stories from entrepreneurs who benefit from the logistic advantages? Check out these cases:
- Patrick Villevoye from Logistic Force established the House of Logistics
- Wil Versteijnen of GVT Group promotes a better infrastructure
- Toine van de Ven from Capi brought the production of flower pots back to Tilburg