Destination report North Holland, north of Amsterdam 2017-01-10T16:46:13+00:00


He who says North Holland, says water. The province is, in fact, one large peninsula between the North Sea, the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer (the former Zuiderzee). The island of Texel is also part of the province.

The part of the province north of Amsterdam is known for its coastline with its miles of beaches, vast tulip fields, the flat fields interspersed with canals and lakes and, above all, what is internationally known as the Dutch heritage: numerous old Dutch cities such as Alkmaar and Haarlem, authentic polder villages such as De Rijp and Broek in Waterland and a dozen ancient harbour towns. In particular, the Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken and Edam are known as tourist attractions, where you can get acquainted with the wooden shoes, traditional costumes, cheese makers and windmills.

Land of wind and water

Water management, sustainable economy and agriculture. These are the focus areas of North-Holland North, the region north of Amsterdam.

Hotels and conference accommodations

North Holland North offers a wide and varied range of hotels and conference accommodations, from football stadium to theatre and from beach hotel to industrial monument. Just take the Kees Kist Lounge at the AFAS


George Brouwer | Owner Travel Congress Management (TCM)

‘An important part of the meeting are the social events’


George Brouwer is managing director and owner of Travel Congress Management (TCM) which specialises in the organisation of medical conferences and events. For the international pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly Netherlands, TCM organises the biennial National Lilly Meeting. For three days, the more than 130 Lilly employees – who are involved in the clinical research of medicines, marketing, sales and support services – come together to learn from and with each other.

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Arjen Nauta | Sr. Scientist Nutritional Sciences FrieslandCampina Innovation Center

‘The beach is particularly attractive for our younger participants’

Arjen Nauta is Sr. Scientist Nutritional Sciences with the FrieslandCampina Innovation Center. He is also the treasurer of the LAB (Lactic Acid Bacteria) conference. The LAB conference is organised in the Netherlands every three years. Between 500 and 600 international PhD students, professors, suppliers and producers of consumer products – mainly from the dairy industry – attended the 11th edition last year.

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New convention bureau represents North Holland

Convention Bureau Holland (CBH) has recently been established to represent the North Holland region north of Amsterdam. CBH is an autonomous and independent foundation that has set for itself the goal of bringing more national and international conferences to the region. Organisers of multi-day (association) conferences can go there for free advice and information about all the possibilities that the region has to offer in the conference sector. The agency also organises any desired location viewings and provides obligation-free quotations.


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