Dutch town of Zeewolde agrees to permit for major Facebook data centre

A 3D printed Facebook's new rebrand logo Meta and Facebook logo are seen in this illustration
FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook's new rebrand logo Meta and Facebook logo are seen in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

December 16, 2021

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The town of Zeewolde, 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Amsterdam, on Thursday voted to grant a permit to Meta to build the largest data centre in the Netherlands.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will be able to serve users all over Europe from the centre.

(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)