Netherlands Data Center Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Netherlands Data Center Market is segmented by Infrastructure (IT Infrastructure, Electrical Infrastructure, Mechanical Infrastructure), Type (Enterprise Data Centers, Managed Services Data Centers, Colocation Data Centers, Cloud Data Centers), and End-user Industry (BFSI, Telecom and IT, Government, Healthcare).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.7 %

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Market Overview

The Netherlands Data Center Market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period 2021 to 2026. The Netherlands, in precise Amsterdam, is arguably the internet center for Europe. According to Hootsuite Inc., in 2019, the number of internet users in the Netherlands was roughly 16 million; however, the penetration rate of internet users in the Netherland was around 96%. Interxion,, Equinix, Bytesnet, Alticom, and Google are notable investors in the Netherlands data center market.

  • According to Cloudscene Inc., the Netherlands, with 259 data centers, is among the top five countries in Europe in 2019. Amsterdam (AMS-IX) is among the most significant Internet exchange points globally, with over 800 networks connected through AMS-IX. The Netherlands stands first in connectivity according to the European Union's Digital Economy and Society Index.
  • The Amsterdam region, according to Dutch Data Center Association (DDA), occupies a unique position because it is both a colocation hub and a hyperscale cluster, which makes Amsterdam the second-largest market in Europe just after London, with a market share of no less than 32%.
  • Datacenter market around Amsterdam has grown by an average of more than 18% annually over the past seven years, with more than 70% of all Dutch data center capacity is located in this region, according to Dutch DDA. Furthermore, Dutch data centers feature-rich ecosystems and state of the art facilities, assuring highest uptime and connectivity to over 924 service providers.
  • According to Informa USA, Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have built massive data centers outside Amsterdam, in Middenmeer and Groningen, while laying a cable to the capital. Microsoft’s regional center for cloud-computing services is in the Netherlands.
  • In June 2019, Google unveiled plans to invest USD 1.1 billion to expand its data center infrastructure. A modern office will be built in Airport, about 30 miles north of Amsterdam, while an existent site about 130 miles further north, in Eemshaven, will be developed.
  • The acquisition of Interxion by Digital Realty, Inc. in 2020 is likely to strengthen retail and wholesale colocation investments into the market. The majority of the facilities developed by leading service providers are built as a Tier III data center with design on 2N in critical infrastructures such as PDUs, UPS, and generator systems.
  • However, owing to the increasing demand from the hyper-scale vendors in the region, Netherland is increasingly turning into a primary hotspot for the data center business. The growing number of investments in the area is expected to be one of the fastest-growing markets over the forecast period.
  • Construction projects have been brought to a pause to circumvent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In the Netherlands, the impact is moderate. Construction work remains in the Netherlands by following guidelines commanded by the government towards construction sectors. However, COVID-19 will have a more considerable influence on future projects.

Scope of the Report

A data center is a physical facility that companies utilize to house their critical applications and data. A data center's design is based on a network of storage and computing resources that allow the transfer of shared applications and data. The principal elements of a data center design include routers, firewalls, storage systems, switches, servers, and application delivery controllers.

By Infrastructure
By IT Infrastructure
By Electrical Infrastructure
UPS Systems
Transfer Switches and Switchgears
Rack PDU
Other Electrical Infrastructure
By Mechanical Infrastructure
Cooling Systems
Other Mechanical Infrastructure
By Type
Enterprise Data Centers
Managed Services Data Centers
Colocation Data Centers
Cloud Data Centers
By End -user Industry
Telecom and IT
Other End -user Industries

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Key Market Trends

Cloud and Hosting is Expected to Capture a Major Share

  • Increasing demand for low-cost data backup, storage, and protection across all enterprises, coupled with the necessity to handle data generated by augmented usage of mobile technologies, favors the rate of adoption of cloud storage in the Netherlands, hence fueling the growth of the market.
  • The country has also rapidly modernized with advanced technology driving its place as one of Europe’s largest telecommunication markets. Due to this, Netherland also contains several data center clusters throughout the country, providing plenty of colocation opportunities. For instance, according to Dutch DDA, there are approximately 190 multitenant data centers facilities in total in 2019.
  • The emerging cloud technology in data centers is one of the key factors driving the demand for data centers and technology, thereby, fueling market growth. According to Centraal Bureau Voor de Statistiek, in 2019, roughly 49% of Netherland consumers aged 12 years and older used a cloud application, however, cloud computing in the region increased to 48.8% in 2019 as compared to 44.9% in the previous year.
  • The growing data breaches in the banking sector is also impelling the banks to embrace cloud storage that enables them to store data in a space managed and controlled by the bank or a third party that allows better security to the end-user. This is supposed to heighten the adoption of the cloud storage and hence data center in the region over the forecast period.
  • Moreover, the number of managed service providers based on public cloud partnerships has been significantly increasing in the country since the recent past, in turn, witnessing a high growth rate for the cloud and data center markets. However, data security is a major concern among the government; hence, they are boosting domestic data centers. 
  • The growing adoption of cloud and digital services among the regional end-user industries is further expanding the B2B cloud computing service market's scope, hence for managed data center and colocation service market. 
  • The recent lockdown further increased the scope for edge computing, cloud computing, and hence edge data centers in the country. Due to the work from home trend, more data generated on Edge needs to be analyzed on Edge. Hence, Edge Data Centers are becoming more viable options for country's vendors.

Healthcare Sector to register the Fastest Growth Rate

  • Data in the healthcare industry in Netherland is developing with the most advanced digital innovations in technologies for multiple specialties. Several healthcare departments are accumulating data from clinical trials and various outpatient records, to interpret such data and derive meaningful analysis from such data.
  • Nevertheless, most of the hospitals in the region involved in such data collections are not provided with relevant infrastructure. Growing regulations on data acquisition and records, particularly the ones related to clinical trials are alluring diverse healthcare clients toward datacenters investments in Netherland.
  • The growth in artificial intelligence, IoT, and 5G will generate the demand for edge data centers in the country for the healthcare sector, as more than 80% of facilities in the Netherlands are powered through green energy, according to the Dutch Data Center Association.
  • Moreover, numerous government initiatives taken up globally are anticipated to encourage the data center market. For instance, in Netherland, the country’s government has vowed to build an industrial scale of medical services by 2020. The increasing production of data in the healthcare sector is pushing the requirement of data centers in the region.
  • Over the subsequent three years, Cisco will be operating jointly with the Netherland government, industry and education, through the DAN program and its strategic projects, intended to run in parallel to, and support stimulate the “Digital Agenda for the Netherlands” in multiple areas including Healthcare.

Competitive Landscape

The Netherlands Data Center Market depicts a moderately fragmented stage, owing to the presence of many players in the market. Some of the predominant players of the market are Interxion,, Equinix, Bytesnet, Alticom, among others. Owing to the intense competition, many market players are using various strategies to stay ahead of the competition. Mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and developments, are some of the strategies which the top players are following to increase their market penetration and strengthen their positions in the market.

  • Jan 2020 - Equinix, Inc. announced that Telstra, is enhancing its integration with Platform Equinix to provide its enterprise customers flexible, secure, on-demand multi-cloud network connectivity to more than 170 service providers in 38 markets globally.
  • June 2019 - Google will invest USD 1.1 billion in further expanding its data center capacity in the Netherlands. The company will build a new data center in Agriport, around 30 miles north of Amsterdam, as well as expand its existing data center in Eemshaven.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions​ and Market Definition​

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study​




    1. 4.1 Market Overview​

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Augmented Adoption of Cloud and IoT Center

      2. 5.1.2 Rising Customer Base for Colocation and Managed Service Providers

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Location Challenges for Colocation Facilities

    3. 5.3 Market Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on the Netherlands Data Center Market


    1. 6.1 By Infrastructure

      1. 6.1.1 By IT Infrastructure

        1. Server

        2. Storage

        3. Network

      2. 6.1.2 By Electrical Infrastructure

        1. UPS Systems

        2. Generators

        3. Transfer Switches and Switchgears

        4. Rack PDU

        5. Other Electrical Infrastructure

      3. 6.1.3 By Mechanical Infrastructure

        1. Cooling Systems

        2. Rack

        3. Other Mechanical Infrastructure

    2. 6.2 By Type

      1. 6.2.1 Enterprise Data Centers

      2. 6.2.2 Managed Services Data Centers

      3. 6.2.3 Colocation Data Centers

      4. 6.2.4 Cloud Data Centers

    3. 6.3 By End -user Industry

      1. 6.3.1 BFSI

      2. 6.3.2 Telecom and IT

      3. 6.3.3 Government

      4. 6.3.4 Healthcare

      5. 6.3.5 Other End -user Industries

    4. 6.4


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 Alticom BV

      2. 7.1.2 Arista Networks

      3. 7.1.3 Bytesnet Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Atos SE

      5. 7.1.5 ABB Ltd.

      6. 7.1.6 Arup Group

      7. 7.1.7 Broadcom Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Caterpillar Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Cisco Systems, Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Equinix, Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 Cummins Inc.

      12. 7.1.12 Google LLC

      13. 7.1.13 CyrusOne, Inc.

      14. 7.1.14 Data Place Inc.

      15. 7.1.15 Dell Technologies Inc.

      16. 7.1.16 Digital Realty Trust, Inc.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Netherlands Data Center Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Netherlands Data Center Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.7% over the next 5 years.

Arista Networks, Inc., ABB Ltd., Atos SE, Broadcom Inc., Arup Group are the major companies operating in Netherlands Data Center Market.

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