Entrepreneurial Spirit

Peter de Graaf

peter-de-graaf-staanddirector De Graaf Groep

Breathing space for entrepreneurs and start-ups!

Peter de Graaf was one of the first local entrepreneurs who had an eye on the new business park in Purmerend. Specialized in waste processing and management, the company has shown steady growth figures since the early sixties. With growth came the need to expand.


Peter de Graaf: “When Baanstee-Noord was being developed, we contacted the municipality right away. We had the ease of access we needed and lots of just the right sizes and specifications for our needs. Working with the municipality, we have learned that they realize our common interests and provide the assistance you need.”



Dennis van Marle

managing partner rb2

Foreign business partners love to drop by on our new location 

Dennis van Marle, Managing Partner at rb2, is a frequent flyer. “But when I’m at our Purmerend office, I feel home right away.” Internationally acclaimed internet based company rb2 settled down on the industrial heritage site ‘De Ark’ at the Wilhelminalaan in Purmerend. Specialists from rb2 work from offices in Purmerend and China on websites for national and international clients such as T-Mobile, Nuon, Cheaptickets, PLUS Retail, Grolsch en Aegon.


Dennis van Marle: “Clients love to drop by. Purmerend is charming Dutch town with historic buildings, the scenery is straight from a postcard and it takes just twenty minutes to get to the bustling city center of Amsterdam.”