Business.gov.nl is the English-language Point of Single Contact (PSC) for resident and foreign entrepreneurs, who want to establish a business or do business in the Netherlands. Business.gov.nl is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. On this portal you can find laws, rules and regulations as well as general and sectoral information from the Dutch government and semi-governmental organisations. Also, you will find Dutch or European subsidies you may be eligible for. Business.gov.nl is the English-language counterpart of Ondernemersplein.nl.
Cooperating with the public sector
Both Business.gov.nl and Ondernemersplein.nl provide a single unified answer from the Dutch public sector about doing business in the Netherlands. Partners of Business.gov.nl include:
- Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
- Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
- Dutch Tax and Customs Administration
- Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
- Statistics Netherlands
PSCs as Single Digital Gateway frontrunners
Business.gov.nl is the Dutch business portal serving the goal of the European Union (EU) to improve the internal market via a Single Digital Gateway (SDG). As a PSC, Business.gov.nl offers EU citizens centralised access to business information in the Netherlands in a non-discriminatory way. It also links to online business procedures and assistance. PSCs work together through the EUGO network. See the European Commission website for more information about the EUGO network.
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There are several other governmental and non-governmental organisations that can help you find your way around the Dutch business landscape:
Ministries / central government
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Government.nl: Enterprise and Innovation
Benefits and social insurance
IP and patents