Heart of Health

Utrecht is the beating heart of a healthy society. As a region, we’re on a mission to create lasting, positive change. Our vision is for a world filled with people living better, more fulfilling lives in an environment that promotes their wellbeing. Located in the heart of Europe and being the most competitive region, we’ve earned our place on the global stage.

Home to innovation-driven companies, world-class knowledge institutions, forward-thinking governments and bright young minds alike, we’ve got the skills, resources, and support to create a healthier, more sustainable world for all.

Welcome to Utrecht, Heart of Health.

Healthy People

We want people to live better, more fulfilling lives in a society that promotes their wellbeing inside and outside of work. And so, we’re committed to delivering excellent living and working conditions for the 1.5 million people who call Utrecht home.

Healthy Environment

We’re naturally beautiful. Which is why we give equal consideration to nature and the reality of being a modern, urban region. We owe it to ourselves to actively invest in climate proof, energy conscious and biodiverse urban centres.
Our stories

BBio - vaccine collaboration to deliver a future without Polio

It can sometimes feel like vaccines are a relatively new technology. Even though most of us have had vaccinations in our childhood, recent events have really brought this world-changing technology to the front of our minds.
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Do you have a story to tell?

We connect people with opportunities. Inspire innovative thinking. Invite groundbreaking entrepreneurship. Here, opportunity abounds. If you’re contributing to a bright new future for the health of our planet and its people, we’d love to hear from you. Share your story!


From international congresses on the circular economy to egg-and-spoon races at the local primary school, our vibrant community is in constant motion. We actively encourage knowledge sharing and support innovative visions. In fact, we want you to get involved! Be sure to check out our events page. Together we can create a healthier, happier life for all.

23 September 2024


Future Green City


During Future Green City, professionals from the Netherlands and abroad exchange knowledge about the liveable green city of the future.

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Cycling city in the world with the biggest bicycle parking


World’s best Geography University (Shangai ranking)


Most competitive region in Europe
Best comprehensive wellbeing policy in The Netherlands
Utrecht is building upon the science of the Blue Zones
Utrecht region residents experience good health
of all Dutch Medical & Pharma R&D is based in Utrecht
of jobs in the Utrecht region contribute to a healthy society

Where the initiatives take place

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Heart of Health in the media

Thinking of making Utrecht your next stop?

We can’t wait to welcome you! In fact, our experts are on hand to answer any questions you’ve got. Whether you’re dreaming of groundbreaking research and development opportunities, looking for a capital injection to get your startup off the ground, or simply looking for a healthier, happier life, Utrecht’s got it all.