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Welcome to the municipality of Meppel

Here you will find a short introduction to the municipality of Meppel: information on the opportunities for living, working and spending leisure time there.

About the municipality of Meppel

The municipality of Meppel is made up of Broekhuizen, Meppel, Nijeveen, Rogat and De Schiphorst. Meppel is a cultural-historical centre on the border of the provinces Drenthe and Overijssel. A place where roads, railways and waterways meet: Meppel is at the junction of the motorways A28-A37 and the A32 to the North and East of the Netherlands, and Germany. Randstad Holland, Groningen, Arnhem, Leeuwarden and Germany are all within an hour away. Ships of up to 2,000 tonnes can access the docks. The train station is situated in the centre of the town.
The town of Meppel has a population of 27,400. As a centre for bargemen, Meppel flourished largely as a result of the peat digging in Drenthe. Nijeveen is a largely agricultural community, with 3,800 inhabitants. A few hundred people live in Broekhuizen, Rogat and De Schiphorst.

Living in Meppel

Meppel is a desirable place to live, thanks to the varied natural world, its central location and good rail links. The cultural facilities and the presence of the hospital also make Meppel attractive. There are housing developments in Meppel and Nijeveen. The most important new development under construction in Meppel is Berggierslanden. There are schools in the municipality for primary and special education and comprehensive schools for secondary education, intermediate and higher vocational education. There are libraries, galleries, theatres and cinemas, a music school, a printing museum and an exhibition centre.

Working in Meppel

Companies can set up business on the industrial estates Noord and Oevers or on industrial sites with direct access to deep water. Offices are welcome in business park Blankenstein.
For information on the possibilities for setting up business, please contact us.

Recreation & tourism

Meppel is situated in the extensive landscape of stream valleys with fields and peat quarries, and all of the water and woodland make it extremely attractive for recreational purposes. Less than 10 km away you will find the famous ‘hunebedden’ (dolmen). A little to the west, via Giethoorn, you will come across the nature reserves De Weerribben and De Wieden and you can enjoy water sports. National parks can be found to the north of the town.


Municipality of Meppel
Postbus 501
telephone 00 31 (0) 522 850 500