Rijssen-Holten has an excellent business climate. A large-scale survey among Dutch entrepreneurs showed that Rijssen-Holten is the most entrepreneur-friendly municipality in the Netherlands. Entrepreneurs especially appreciate the accessibility of the local government and officials. Companies can always find a listening ear and are actively involved in policies.

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Entrepreneurship rooted in the community

This national appreciation is also due to the entrepreneurs themselves. Rijssen-Holten has many strong family businesses. Entrepreneurship is deeply rooted in the community. For a place this size, there is an extraordinary number of companies that are active regionally, nationally and even internationally. The entrepreneurs are also very well-organised. The Kring Werkgevers Rijssen (Employers’ Circle Rijssen) and the Holtense Industrie Groep (Holten Industry Group) are powerful networks that ensure a high-quality business climate, together with the municipality.

Sectors and establishment opportunities

Rijssen has a prominent construction sector, while tourism and recreation have been strongly developed in Holten. Entrepreneurial Rijssen-Holten also has several industrial and agricultural companies. Most establishment opportunities can be found on business parks the Elsmoat near Rijssen and Vlietgaarsmaten near Holten. They are both easily accessible from the A1 motorway. De Elsmoat, which is being co-developed with entrepreneurial Wierden and Enter, can be found right next to this motorway, which connects to the west of the country, Germany, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Entrepreneurs that want their companies to be seen can find attractive, easily visible locations here.

State of business and sustainability

An up-to-date view of Rijssen-Holten with background information on business activity and sustainability can be found on the dashboard of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten, VNG):


Municipality of Rijssen-Holten

Rijssen-Holten consists of the town of Rijssen, the village of Holten and eight hamlets. They have over 38,000 inhabitants, of whom about three quarters live in Rijssen.


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Close-knit communities

The municipality of Rijssen-Holten consists of close-knit communities. Rijssen is an excellent town for shopping and has many fashion shops. Holten has a cosy village centre, offering the necessary entertainment in a rural area. Entrepreneurs, organisations and institutions work together to improve the town and village even more. Club life is flourishing. Inhabitants are actively involved in initiatives concerning the environment and sustainability. Special attention is paid to the future of the agricultural sector. An area coordinator from the municipality of Rijssen-Holten offers a listening ear to the professionals in this sector.


Enjoying and recreating in nature reserves

The municipality of Rijssen-Holten has been blessed with unique nature reserves that offer wonderful opportunities for recreation, enjoyment, sports and other healthy activities. Major attractions are National Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug, with its vast heathlands and the Holtense Berg, and the Reggedal, which can be found around the meandering river De Regge. You can find numerous routes for walking, running, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding through this beautiful area. The range of catering establishments is extensive, with accommodations for every budget.


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