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Location information for Emmen


Emmen is a modern city in the province of Drenthe. It was only after the Second World War that the city really began to expand, incorporating villages in the surrounding area. There are few old buildings in Emmen. An exception is the Reformed Church, which has a Roman tower dating back to the 12th century. The city's main attraction is the Emmer Zoo, one of the most beautiful and biggest zoos in the Netherlands, which is visited by one and a half million people each year. The Zoo consists of two parts. The old part is located to the east of the centre, the new part ('locatie Es') to the west.


The city has 50,000 inhabitants, but the musicality has a population that is more than twice as big.


Emmen is located in the south-east of the province of Drenthe in the north-east of the -Netherlands. The municipality borders on Germany. Amsterdam is located at 192 km from Emmen, Groningen at 56 km, Enschede at 90 km and Osnabrück in Germany at120 km.


The city is the undistrial centre of Drenthe. There are large industrial areas and there is a lot of greenhouse cultivation around the city. In addition, AKZO-Nobel has its largest European branch office in Emmen. Government services also provide jobs, for instance the country's Topographical Service. In nearby Schoonebeek, oil was discovered in 1996. The Dutch Oil Company (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij/NAM) is considering a possible redevelopment of that oilfield. Using new techniques, it is estimated that some 100 million barrels may be extracted.
The Zoo is very important to the economy of Emmen.


The nearest airport is Groningen-Eelde Airport (50 km), with chartered flights to holiday destinations in Southern Europe and regular flights to Aberdeen in Scotland and Stavanger in Norway.
Small business aircraft can also land on the grass runway of Hoogeveen Airport at 20 car minutes from Emmen, and the city even has a heliport, at five minutes from the main business areas.

Public transport

Emmen is not a big city, and as such it has a limited city bus service with three lines. Except Emmen itself, the buses also service villages in the municipality's environment.
In addition, there are regular bus connections to Groningen, Hoogeveen and Assen. Some of these buses offer direct high-speed connections (Qliner).

The train station of Emmen is a so-called head station, meaning the beginning or end of a railway track. There are only trains to Zwolle, where people can board trains bound for other cities in the Netherlands.

Traffic and Parking

The city can be reached via the A37, which runs from Hoogeveen to Meppen in Germany. This road connects to the A28 (Zwolle-Groningen) and is currently expanded into a four lane motorway. The N34 connects Emmen to Haren, to the south of Groningen.
Due to the modern spacious design of the city, the centre of Emmen is easy to reach. Parking is not a problem. Around the city centre there are large parking areas (Noord, Zuid and Oost), especially intended for visitors to the Zoo. Closer to the (car free) shopping centre, there are also a few parking areas.


Emmen and its surrounding area offer a wide range of accommodations. If you are looking for a special hotel for children, we recommend De Tovenaarsberg (Wizard's Mountain). It is located just outside Emmen and it has eight rooms with fairytale themes. In the surrounding areas there are also various holiday parks and campsites. South-east Drenthe is a popular destination for short holidays. Especially during the summer we strongly recommend booking in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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