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Entrepreneurs and municipality work together

Cooperation is the starting point at Waarderpolder Haarlem Business park. For many years now the entrepreneurs represented by the Industriekring Haarlem (IKH) have been cooperating with the municipality. That has yielded great results: a business park that has become a model for restructuring and is ready for growth in the digital economy, innovative manufacturing industry and circular entrepreneurship.

Every five years – since 2004 – entrepreneurs and the municipality sign a covenant containing outline agreements. The covenant has developed into a ‘coalition agreement’ for the Waarderpolder and is executed by the Stichting Parkmanagement Waarderpolder.

Productive cooperation

Park management carries out the agreements

Park management Waarderpolder is the point of contact for all enterprises located in the Business Park. It takes care of the collective security, conducts the management for maintenance and provides services and advice to companies concerning a wide array of matters. Energy saving, circular entrepreneurship, industrial premises, trainee posts, optical fibre and collective signposting, to name just a few.

If you have questions about entrepreneurship in Haarlem, about Haarlem Business Park Waarderpolder, or are you getting nowhere with the municipality? The people at Park management can answer almost all your questions straight away. If not, they can in most cases refer you to the right person or body that can help you further.

IKH represents the entrepreneurs

The Industriekring Haarlem (IKH) at present is the mouthpiece of more than 150 enterprises in the Waarderpolder. The IKH combines the resources of entrepreneurs and takes care of collective matters on which individual entrepreneurs have hardly any influence at all. Cleanliness, functionality, security, an innovative business climate and an accessible business park are the spearheads.

Apart from acting as representative, IKH is the discussion partner for the municipality and together with the municipality it is the joint commissioner for Park management. IKH also partners with Stagebureau Connectie.

1,100 entrepreneurs that are open to collaboration

Cooperation is self-evident in the Waarderpolder. Whether you want to expand your business network, want to increase cooperation with local enterprises, get in touch with key players in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area or just want to know more about entrepreneurship in Haarlem: Waarderpolder Haarlem Business Park puts you in touch with the right people.

Let's connect!

entrepreneurs who are open to cooperation


spaces available immediately


lots available for building your next business

Meet the Business Developer

Marijn Leijten is the Business Developer of the municipality of Haarlem. He can tell you exactly which location at Waarderpolder Haarlem Business Park or elsewhere in Haarlem fits the ambitions of your company. The Business Developer will help you to make the right connections and let your company excel.

Ask me a question or call me +31 23 511 3153