Cities Northern Netherlands

The Northern Netherlands comprises the three northern provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland.  The overriding aim of this region is to strengthen the economy of the North. The four large cities in the region – Groningen, Leeuwarden, Emmen and Assen – play an important part in this process.

The economy of the Northern Netherlands depends on innovation. Or, to use the language of the Europe 2020 strategy, smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. In other words, the development of knowledge and innovation must be combined with responsible use of natural resources, job creation and improvement of quality of life.

Latest Updates

  • By Pieter Faber

Senbis (Emmen, Northern Netherlands) expands pilot facilities for sustainable plastics

Over the next three years, Senbis in Emmen, the Netherlands, will be investing €5.5 million through its new subsidiary SPIC Facilities BV, in a testing facility for the development of sustainable plastics.

  • By Pieter Faber

More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions

The EU Region Talk 'More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions' will be a chance to learn more about the cross-border institute of healthcare systems and prevention.