Most of the Dutch people have visited the famous zoo this city has, right in the center of the city. The Noorder Dierenpark Emmen is one of the largest tourist attractions in the region, but it has more to offer. It has various shops, educational and health services, and a railway station which services cities like Zwolle .
The center of Emmen is very surprising. Historical townhouses stand next to high buildings, such as Houtweg 218-278. In the long term, Emmen wishes to add more high buildings like those.