The Netherlands is one of the most important hotspots for the worldwide digital networks. For instance, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is the second largest internet exchange in the world, and countless international companies have established offices in Noord-Holland Noord, the region close to Amsterdam, as the location for its new data centre. Located just a half-hour’s drive from the centre of Amsterdam, the surface area of about 40 hectares (100 acres) will make it Europe’s largest data centre.
The region Noord-Holland Noord is investing in the development of infrastructure for data centres on a large scale. Because of the region's close proximity to the Dutch capital and the rapid connections, the latency is nearly identical to that in Amsterdam, and the region offers additional advantages as well: A unique combination with other economic functions means that there is a reliable supply of inexpensive sustainable electricity. In addition, Noord-Holland Noord offers large, affordable plots for building. It's no wonder that the global players in the field of internet, software, and data storage are discovering this region close to Amsterdam.