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Government information for entrepreneurs

Looking for funding or additional capital

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk (KVK)

You'll need to be well prepared to find financing for your business. Make sure your business plan contains a clear, concise financial plan.

In the Netherlands, there are also numerous public-sector financing options. These include incentive schemes for startups, innovation and international trade in the form of either subsidies or tax benefits. Schemes are available from local, regional, provincial, national and even European government bodies.

Additional capital

You may need additional capital while you're setting up a business or once it starts growing. There are numerous organisations in the Netherlands that can help you in these situations. They'll explore the possibilities on your behalf and will introduce you to potential investors or other sources of funding. National and regional organisations and possibilities include:

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce has made an overview of the several financing options, which you can download as a pdf.

Interactive tool for financing of international plans

Try this interactive online tool to check whether your application for financing or export credit insurance is viableExternal link in just five minutes. The tool has been created for entrepreneurs with plans to import, export, invest or expand abroad.

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk (KVK)

+31 (0)88 585 2222

From within the Netherlands: 0800 1014

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk (KVK)