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Business Improvement District (BIZ)

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

You can establish a Business Improvement District (Bedrijven Investeringszones, BIZ) in cooperation with fellow entrepreneurs. A BIZ is a defined area in a business park or shopping area in the Netherlands. Entrepreneurs in this area invest in an attractive and safe business environment, in a joint fashion. They pay a levy to the municipal authorities for this purpose. The municipal authorities, in turn, make the proceeds available to the association or foundation implementing the activities.

Activities of a BIZ

The activities of a BIZ are meant to complement those of the municipal authority and include, for instance:

  • improving traffic infrastructure
  • signage
  • green spaces
  • waste collection
  • lighting
  • cleaning
  • maintenance
  • repair of damage
  • fire safety
  • graffiti removal
  • increasing safety by means of measures such as additional surveillance, fences and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency