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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK

The Netherlands Chamber of CommerceExternal link (Kamer van Koophandel, KVK) is a public-service provider that helps business owners run their businesses successfully. The Chamber of Commerce manages the Dutch Commercial 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 startup 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 Commercial Register.
  • Providing information, advice and support to businesses, e.g. startup, innovation, import and export 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. Via the menu of Business.gov.nl you can find KVK information about writing a business plan, choosing a legal structure and registering your business, financing your business, import and export, startups and more.

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk

If you're setting up a business and you need funding, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce Financing Desk may be able to help. It should be your 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).

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK