Google said it would invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to expand its data center infrastructure in the Netherlands.
A new facility will be built in Agriport, about 30 miles north of Amsterdam, while an existing site about 130 miles further north, in Eemshaven, will be expanded.
Joe Kava, vice president of Google’s Global Data Centers, noted that the Netherlands was attractive for its "ample sustainable energy sources." He said the two sites will employ around 500 people once they are built.
Tech companies are choosing to locate their data centers in regions of the world with access to renewable power, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels.
Facebook has a facility in Lulea, northern Sweden, and Microsoft’s data center in the Netherlands is a regional hub for its cloud computing services.