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Strategic location

Strategic location

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Located less than 20 km from the Netherlands and a little more than 40 km from Germany, the city of Liège, the eastern gateway to Brussels, boasts an exceptional geographical position in the heart of Europe.
It optimally takes advantage of this location within the framework of the Meuse-Rhin Euroregion, a cross-border region of exchanges between the cities of Aachen, Hasselt, Heerlen, Liège and Maastricht. 
Liège Airport is located at the middle of the European air freight triangle (Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt). It is the first airport to focus its development strategy on the transport of goods and is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Its booming river port is the third biggest in Europe after Duisburg and Paris. It enjoys an exceptional geographical position. Situated at the heart of the densest network of inland waterways in the world, the greater Rheno-Scaldeo-Mosan basin (20,000 km), it is linked to Antwerp by the Albert Canal and to Rotterdam and the Rhine by the River Meuse and Julliana Canal.

Furthermore, the high-speed rail links with Brussels, London, Paris and Cologne as well as direct connections to 6 motorways provide it with the assets necessary for an exceptional strategic position.

Investing in Liège puts you at the heart of the European golden crescent and enables you to reach 60% of the EU's purchasing power within a radius of 500 km.

Journey time by high-speed train, truck and boat

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In a high-speed train you can reach:

Brussels in 40 minutes
Cologne in 1 hour
Paris in 2 hours and 13 minutes
Frankfurt in 2 hours and 13 minutes
London in 3 hours and 22 minutes

By truck, thanks to the impressively dense road network which is recognised as the best in the world:

In 1 hour, you can reach 4,700,000 inhabitants
In 2 hours, 17,800,000 inhabitants
In 3 hours, 42,300,000 inhabitants
In 4 hours, 58,800,000 inhabitants
Liège by train (HST) or truck

Journey times on inland waterways

Via the inland waterways, it only takes:

  • 15 hours to reach the Port of Antwerp
  • 24 hours to reach the Port of Rotterdam

Access to the rest of Europe and location of the main ports:

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