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 | Offshore Wind

Regional Strengths

The region is known for its typical Dutch landmarks like tulips, dykes, waterways, wind mills and historic VOC (Dutch East India Company) towns. But the Greater Amsterdam area - NHN 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

Noble Drilling, European School, JRC Institute for Energy and Transport, Weatherford, Wintershall, Franks International, Gaz de France, Mallinckrodt, Baker Hughes, Microsoft, Expro, CHC, Smith Food (Pepsico), Ravo, Donghua, Goldsmith Seeds, Syngenta Seeds, Seminis, Monsanto Seeds, Collective Brands, Hazera, TAQA Energy, Pro Seeds Energy, Pipe Life


"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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Get In Touch


NFIA UK & Ireland

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
United Kingdom
T. +44 207 590 3286
E. info@nfia.co.uk

Ties Elzinga

Executive Director NFIA UK & Ireland +44 (0) 207 5903 286

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Annemieke Busch

Senior Project Manager NFIA UK & Ireland +44 (0)207 590 3286

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