Support and advice from the NFIA
The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. NFIA helps and advises foreign companies on the establishment, rolling out and expansion of their international activities in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency was established nearly 40 years ago, and has since then supported nearly 4,000 companies from more than 50 countries in the establishment or expansion of their international activities in the Netherlands. Besides its headquarters in The Hague, NFIA has its own offices in the United Kingdom, Türkiye, North America, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and Brazil. Additionally, NFIA works together with Dutch embassies, consulates-general, and other organizations representing the Dutch government abroad, as well as a broad network of domestic partners under the Invest in Holland label.
Why invest in the Netherlands?
The Netherlands ranks among the world’s most competitive economies. Its Top Sector policy ensures government support for continuous innovation, research and growth. When it comes to infrastructure, physical as well as digital, the Netherlands has the world’s highest rating. Doing business in the Netherlands is also made easier by the fact that most Dutch people are fluent in at least one other language (usually English). These factors combined make the Netherlands a sound investment opportunity.
The Invest in Holland network — a close collaboration of NFIA, regional development agencies and a number of large cities and HIDC (Holland International Distribution Council) — provides support, not only to new foreign investors, but also to existing foreign investors that already have one or more operations in the Netherlands. The Investor Relations Program aims to make it easier for businesses to grow and thrive in the Netherlands.
How to go about it?
Contact the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). They can assist you every step of the way, whether you want to establish or expand your company here. They also offer free-of-charge advice and hands-on support; finding business premises, finding out which taxes apply to you, finding business partners, the NFIA can help you out.