There is a lot of reliable information online about doing business in the Netherlands. Here we connect you to the most important overviews.
- The Dutch government provides an English-language guide to doing business in the Netherlands: Business.gov.nl
- The Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the official companies register, but also provides information, advice and support for business owners.
- The Netherlands Enterprise Agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business, through a number of programmes and grants schemes.
- The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency offers extensive services to companies establishing or expanding operations in the Netherlands, and provides a valuable database of downloadable resources on their website.
- The municipality of Groningen provides a lot of information for businesses on their website. (Dutch only)
- Find out more about starting a business on this page.
- Find out more about business networks and support in Groningen on our work resources page.
- Information about business procedures around hiring, permits etc can be found on the IWCN website.
Here you can find some topics of specific interest for international companies.
- This step-by-step-guide by the Dutch government provides information about the procedures for hiring employees, including payroll and contracts.
- Highly skilled migrants can follow a simplified procedure for acquiring work and residence permits. You can get assistance with this procedure from the IWCN.
- Find out more about company taxes on the page of the tax services (belastingdienst).
- The 30% tax ruling can give an extra incentive for internationals to come and work in the Netherlands.
- On the governmental site you can find out about changes to Dutch law and regulations as of 2019.
- The IWCN website provides an overview of information regarding moving a business to the Netherlands.