Answers for Business offers you a summary of a number of important rules and schemes of the Dutch government. Please also find several organisations that can provide you with information and advice.

Chamber of Commerce

You will find information for self-employed entrepreneurs who want to start up a business in the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

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.

National government

Information on self-employed professionals without employees (ZZPs) is available on, including how to choose an independent entrepreneurship.

Arboportaal (Working Conditions Portal, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment)

Arboportaal (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 self-employed professionals' financial issues.


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