Government support for entrepreneurs

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel, KvK) is a public-service provider that helps business owners run their businesses successfully. The Chamber of Commerce manages the Dutch Business Register (Handelsregister) and provides information about any business in the Netherlands, giving you peace of mind about who you're doing business with.

Drawing on their expertise, data and networks, you'll be able to access impartial information and support for your start-up or established business, or find help on innovation or doing business overseas. The Chamber of Commerce has nineteen offices throughout the Netherlands and employs roughly 1,400 staff. Its main tasks include:

  • Managing the Dutch Business Register.
  • Providing information, advice and support to businesses, e.g. start-up, innovation, overseas business, etc.
  • Managing and developing online and offline business plazas.
  • Promoting regional economic development.

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce is a partner of Business.gov.nl.

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk

If you're setting up a business and you need funding, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce's Financing Desk may be able to help. It should be you first port of call for questions about funding and capital. Financing Desk experts can discuss all the options available to you in the Netherlands. They'll help you prepare and then introduce you to potential investors.

You can contact the Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk on 0800 1014 (from within the Netherlands) or on +31 (0)88 585 2222 (from abroad).

Any further questions?

Startup Information Desk +31 (0)88 585 2222