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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.
Q1 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.
On demand video
How to start an online shop
Do you want to start a 'webshop'? Watch this webinar for tips and information about VAT, customer's rights, marketing, and more.
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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.
Q&A session: Starting a business
Thinking of starting a business? Join this free online information session hosted by KVK, Business.gov.nl, and IAmsterdam. On Wednesday, 5 April 2023 at 14:00. Click here to
Russia and Ukraine
Information on the current situation
How does the war influence doing business with Ukraine or Russia? Find up-to-date information on the KVK
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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.
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