Eemshaven, Netherlands

  • Welcome

    Google is proud to call Eemshaven home to one of our data centers.

    The internet is growing fast, and so is demand for our services, from search to Gmail and YouTube. In order to keep up with this growth, in 2016 we opened a new data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands. In 2018, we announced an expansion of the campus. In June 2019, we announced a further Eemshaven expansion, as well as the planning of a new site in Middenmeer, about 108 km south. This brings our total Netherlands data center investment to €3.8 billion.

    Our Eemshaven data center creates jobs for over 470 people in a variety of full-time and external supplier roles, including IT specialists, engineers, security guards, catering staff, and facility managers.

    In the Netherlands, Google has agreements with wind farms in Delfzijl and Zeeland (Krammer and Bouwdokken) and a solar energy park in Delfzijl Sunport for the purchase of renewable energy for the data center.

    Where do I get more information?

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    For answers to frequently asked questions, see our FAQ.

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    Learn more about Google's environmental initiatives and our quest to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy, everywhere, by 2030.

    GDC Impact Assessment: Netherlands

    Read how Google Data Centers are the driver behind economic, social, and environmental impacts to our communities (Nederlandse versie).

    A creative water solution for a Dutch data center

    Watch this documentary that helps us understand how finding ways to preserve water at our Eemshaven data center is crucial – and an ongoing responsibility.

    Podcast: Where the Internet Lives

    Learn about the fascinating world of data centers in this podcast that explores the technology, people, and places that make the internet run.

    Stories from the Netherlands

    Watch community members share why it's good to have Google in their neighborhood.

    The magic behind the cloud

    See how Google Data Centers keep the internet up and running while supporting our communities.

    Economic impact report

    Read how Google Data Centers support the economy.

  • Working Here


    Google hires the most qualified individuals from around the world. We make it a priority to hire from the local community whenever possible because it’s good for business and the right thing to do.

    We also seek to contract with local vendors whenever possible. If you are a vendor or are interested in providing a service to Google, please learn more on our supplier help website.

    Find available positions at our data center
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    Life at Google Data Centers

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  • Community
    • About Community

      In the community

      At Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through investments and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits, and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy.
    • Educational Outreach

      Educational outreach

      To fulfill our goal of hiring locally, we’re working with local schools, colleges, and universities to help them develop and enhance their technology programs. In doing so, we hope to help grow the members of the community who are just entering the workforce, retraining, or progressing in their career paths. We want to help invigorate participation and opportunity in technology, increase knowledge in the community, and benefit potential employers in the area.
    • In Community

      Partnerships and events

      We are always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community. Because as Google grows, our communities grow. But don’t just take our word for it. See and hear the stories of our Netherlands community members here.
    • Community Grants

      Community investments

      Google’s community investment program supports organizations and initiatives that focus on issues we’re passionate about, including education, sustainability, access to the internet and technology, economic growth, health and science, and the arts.

      Learn more about our Data Center Community Investment Program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.