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Province of Noord-Holland

The Province of Noord-Holland is one of the twelve provinces that make up the Netherlands, in economic facts and figures the most vital part of the Dutch economy. It is the home to 53 municipalities, 2,6 million inhabitants, 188,000 national and 2,800 international businesses, two universities, a European top-5 airport (Schiphol), three multi-disciplinary sea harbors, many well-known touristic attractions and a rich cultural life.

Two important economic areas

Looking back on a history of 400 years of trade and commerce the Province of Noord-Holland developed a strong international position in various fields. Today the second most densely populated province of the Netherlands can be divided into two economic areas: The ‘Northern Area’, specialized in agriculture and horticulture, maritime and offshore, energy, life science and health and water. The ‘Southern Area’ is specialized in IT & media, creative industry, logistics, food & flowers and finance.

Open structure for companies and people

The traditional open structure of ‘coastal province’ Noord-Holland, has always attracted companies and people of nationalities from all over the world. At the moment the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area alone attracted 2,200 international companies and to 170 various nationalities. The foreign community praises the multilingual ability of the local people and the Province of Noord-Holland’ great quality of life.

Paradise for culture and ‘green tourists’

To many foreign visitors and inhabitants the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is the touristic highlight of the Province Noord-Holland, attracting approximately five of the in total six million tourists in this area annually. They enjoy the enormous supply of the inner city cultural highlights. On the other hand the Province of Noord-Holland on the whole offers a paradise for people looking for the green outside life that should particularly be discovered by bike.

 

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