- City of butterflies
- Compact center; location within walking distance
- One of the greenest cities of Holland
- One of the largest cities in Holland, size-wise; 109,000 inhabitants
- Numerous possibilities for active and recreational activities
EAZA 2017 will be held in Emmen, The Netherlands from Tuesday to Saturday, September 19-23, 2017. Emmen is the gem of south-east Drenthe, the city of woods, heathlands, peat, oil exploration and production, innovative companies and industry, shopping, recreation and ‘natural living’. The city’s structure is much praised for the fact that it is so open and green. Urban development is geared towards preserving all aspects of this precious asset. Emmen is the city of butterflies, a direct reference to the tropical butterfly garden in Emmen Zoo.