The Development Agency Noord-Holland Noord (NHN)

About The Development Agency Noord-Holland Noord (NHN)

The Development Agency Noord-Holland Noord (NHN) assists and supports anyone wishing to establish, invest or develop business in the greater Amsterdam area, north of Amsterdam. The shareholders of NHN are local and regional governments. NHN can advise you in the site selection, organize site visits and introduce you to potential partners and authorities.

Key Industries

Agrifood | Water | Energy | Leisure

Regional Strengths

The region is known for its typical Dutch landmarks like tulips, dykes, waterways, wind mills and historic towns. But the – region north of Amsterdam also offers world-class knowledge institutes and R&D facilities in Energy, Water and Agrifood. Examples are the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN), the European Research Knowledge Centre (ERKC), the Nuclear Research Group, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Greenport NHN and Seed Valley. The hands-on mentality, only half an hour from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport, and a good quality of life are important factors why companies invest in this region.

Who's Here

Microsoft, Syngenta, Monsanto, Taqa Energy, Incotec, Action, Pepsico, LM Windpower, Gaz de France, Engie E&P, Mallinckrodt, CHC, Zodiac, Boehringer Ingelheim, Noble Drilling, European School, JRC Institute for Energy and Transport, Weatherford, Wintershall, Franks International, Baker Hughes, Expro, Ravo, Donghua, Goldsmith Seeds, Hazera, Pipe Life and more.


"This state-of-the-art facility [gas storage] is the outcome of the strong and long-lasting partnership between the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and some of the world's leading gas companies." His Excellency Saeed Al-Hajer Chairman

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