Royal HaskoningDHV will be 140 years old in October 2021.
To celebrate, we would like to treat you to nine great stories.
Our founding fathers are brought to life with cinematic historiography.
The stories provide a unique insight into the perspectives of the main characters,
and show the ingenuity, friendship and drive that form the basis of our company.

Two friends, one firm

In 1881 our founders Johan van Hasselt and Jacobus de Koning overturned convention by setting up  the first independent engineering consultancies in the Netherlands. It’s the only agency in the Netherlands that has been able to keep its independency until today.

Read the story


De Koning in Egypt

In 1889 Jacobus de Koning took on a challenging, international project – the design of the first railway bridge over the world’s longest river - the River Nile, Egypt.

Publication in February 2021

Heederik, Heineken, Dwars and Verhey

How Bavarian beer and concrete turned out to be a solid basis for the alliance between the engineers Dwars, Heederik, (Groothoff) and Verhey.

Publication in March 2021