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Warning for scam
A fake website called Dutch Registry is trying to steal your money by pretending to sell official Dutch Business Register products. Read more.
TEK and other measures
Energy prices: support for entrepreneurs
How does the Dutch government help entrepreneurs deal with the soaring energy costs? Find out about the price cap, TEK and other measures.
Q2 2023 report
Business Survey Netherlands (COEN)
The Business Survey Netherlands (Conjunctuurenquête Nederland, COEN) maps out the most important developments in the economic climate for Dutch entrepreneurs. Click here for the results of Q4 2022.
Qredits Business school for statushouders
Qredits offers training for statushouders that want to start a business in the Netherlands. Free of charge. You learn the what, how, and when in class over a 3-month period. A coach will help you. Click here for more information and to
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Your business in the Netherlands
Do you want to tell us how to do our job? Sign up for our research community. Read more.
Finding a facilitator
Want to launch an innovative start-up? One of the conditions of the start-up residence permit is that you work together with a business mentor: a facilitator. Click for a list of recognised
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Which taxes do you have to pay?
Businesses have to pay taxes in the Netherlands: VAT, income tax, corporate tax, municipal taxes. Find out which taxes you have to pay.
Search the Business Register
Find out how to access the Dutch Business Register (Handelsregister) at the KVK website.
Video content on Business.gov.nl
Thinking of coming to the Netherlands and starting a business? Business.gov.nl offers webinars on starting and financing. Check them out.