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Information on self-employment
Several organisations in the Netherlands provide information for freelancers/self-employed professionals.
Chamber of Commerce
You will find information for freelancers/self-employed entrepreneurs who want to start up a business in the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK).
StartupDelta offers comprehensive information needed for startups to establish and grow their business in the Netherlands.
Dutch Tax and Customs Administration
Information on tax matters can be obtained from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst).
Holland Trade and Invest
If you want to know more about the business climate in the Netherlands, sectors that offer good opportunities and the practical aspects of doing business, visit Holland Trade and Invest. This web site is managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
Information on freelancers/self-employed professionals without employees (ZZPs) is available on Government.nl, including how to choose an independent entrepreneurship.
Arboportaal (Working Conditions Portal, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment)
Arboportaal (in Dutch) is your gateway to information on working conditions topics, as well as on relevant rules and regulations.
Money Wise Platform
In this platform, more than 40 partners from the financial sector, government, public information and consumer organisations, and the field of science have joined forces to strengthen the consumer's position in the financial domain. They offer specific (Dutch-language) information on freelance/self-employed professionals' financial issues.
Advice for freelancers/self-employed professionals
The following organisations promote the interests of freelancers/self-employed professionals. They can offer you legal advice, information about further education and much more.
CNV Vakmensen (trade union for self-employed professionals)
CNV Vakmensen (in Dutch) supports freelancers/self-employed professionals.
FNV Zelfstandigen (trade union for self-employed workers)
FNV Zelfstandigen (in Dutch) represents the interests of self-employed professionals and freelancers.
Kunstenbond (creative sector)
Kunstenbond (in Dutch) represents the interest of self-employed professionals and freelancers in the creative sectors.
FNV Zbo (construction sector)
FNV Zbo (in Dutch) members are invited to submit any questions regarding their entrepreneurship. When needed, legal advice is available.
Freelancers Association (journalists)
Freelancers Association (in Dutch) represents the interest of journalists.
PZO (Platform for Independent Entrepreneurs)
PZO (in Dutch) is an umbrella organisation for sector, professional and network organisations within the freelance/self-employed professionals' community.
VZZP (Association of Self-employed Workers Without Employees)
VZZP (in Dutch) offers, among other things, legal and tax advice
ZZP-erkend (in Dutch) is an independent certification institute that verifies, certifies and updates all relevant legal and tax data and documents for you with respect to the hiring process.
ZZP Netherlands (in Dutch) is an umbrella organisation, offering model contracts and examples of general conditions of sale. ZZP Netherlands publishes annually the Freelancer/Self-employed Professional Manual (in Dutch).
ZZP Network Netherlands (in Dutch) is a professional platform for and by freelancer/self-employed professionals.
ZZP Servicedesk is a (in Dutch) platform covering all areas of entrepreneurship and offering support for further development.
Ikwordzzper.nl enables you to calculate your nett income (in Dutch).
Netwerk Zelfstandig Werkenden, NZW (Independent Contractor Network)
NZW (in Dutch) aims at protecting and promoting the interests of independent contractors in the Netherlands, by providing general, legal and financial information, advice and cooperation.