Secure Digital Gateway to Europe

The Netherlands is well known for its excellent logistics and infrastructure, and its strategic position in the European Union. These strengths have earned it the title ‘Gateway to Europe’. The Netherlands’ modern IT environment and presence of the national security cluster ‘The Hague Security Delta’ makes it the secure digital gateway to Europe as well.  The Netherlands owes this position primarily to its:

  • well-functioning, state-of-the-art digital infrastructure
  • vibrant IT sector doing world-class research
  • businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions working together on  innovations
  • consumers and companies, which are quick to embrace IT innovations.

Thanks to these favourable conditions, a wide range of foreign IT and cyber security companies have opened offices in the Netherlands. Many leading IT companies have located their European headquarters in the country, which also has several dynamic IT clusters.


The Hague, European Cyber Security Capital

In addition The Hague has established itself as a major hub for cyber security in Europe, which is demonstrated by the presence of the European Cybercrime Centre Europol (EC3), the National Cyber Security Centre, NATO Communications and Information Agency, Cyber Security Academy, and wide range of cyber security businesses. The city is also home to The Hague Security Delta Campus, where  businesses, governments and knowledge institutions collaborate to develop innovative security solutions.


The Hague Security Delta

The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster – with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant – businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovation and knowledge in the field of security and safety. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs, and a secure world. 


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