The province of Noord-Holland is one of the twelve provinces that make up the Netherlands. From an economic point of view it is arguably the most vital part of the Dutch economy. The province holds a strong international position in various fields.
The traditional open community of the coastal province of Noord-Holland, has always attracted companies and people from all over the world. At the moment the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area alone counts 3,100 international companies and is home to 170 nationalities.
The second most densely populated province of the Netherlands can be roughly divided into two economic areas: The ‘North’, with a focus on innovative agriculture and horticulture, maritime and offshore, energy, life science, health and water. The ‘South’ is specialized in IT & media, creative industry, logistics, food & flowers and finance.