Coming to the Netherlands as an Entrepreneur

If you want to move to the Netherlands as an entrepreneur or self-employed person, there are several steps you should take. Depending on your nationality and how long you stay, you may need a visa or residence permit. Find out which steps apply to your situation.

Before you begin

Corona restrictions

There is an EU entry ban for certain coronavirus high-risk areas. If you are from one of the countries on the high or very high-risk list, you may not enter the Netherlands or the EU. Visit for information on corona travel and quarantine measures in the Netherlands.

General information

Visit to take the checklist for arranging your non-business matters (f.i. education, money matters).