Organisations, Embassies & Trade information
Useful information about embassies, trade offices and several business organisations
Financing your business and finding business partners
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with:
- Financing via subsidies and grants
- Finding business partners
- Know-how and compliance with laws and regulations
Netherlands Enterprise Agency is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Netherlands Enterprise Agency focuses on providing services to entrepreneurs. It aims to make it easier to do business using smart organisation and digital communication. The Agency works in The Netherlands and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and countless other partners.
Invest in the Netherlands
The Netherland Foreign Investment Agency, an operational unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, assists companies at every stage of establishing or expanding operations in Holland. NFIA offers:
- The organisation of fact-finding missions
- Arranging meetings with relevant partners
- Providing personalised guidance and counsel on tax, government and permit procedures, location options and business solutions
Throughout the years, NFIA has supported thousands of companies from all over the globe, including Bombardier, Cisco, Danone, Fujifilm, Huawei, LG Electronics, SABIC, RWE and Tata Consulting Services, to successfully establish their business in the Netherlands.
Rules & regulations
The EU Services Directive makes it easier for service providers to do business in Europe by removing a number of hurdles and making formalities easier in EU Member States. Since 28 December 2009, every Member State has had a central online service desk for businesses in the service industry. In the Netherlands, this service desk is known as Business.gov.nl.
See at a glance which rules, permits, taxes and grants apply via Business.gov.nl.
Starting a business in the Netherlands
Dutch Chamber of Commerce
Starting a business? In the Netherlands registration in the Trade Register is compulsory for every company and almost every legal entity.
Visit the website of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce or
use the Startup box
The Startup Box consists of six public-sector support programmes specifically tailored to meet the needs of your start-up in each stage of your growth.
Dutch Embassies abroad & Foreign Embassies in the Netherlands
Embassies and other diplomatic missions, such as consulates represent the government of a country in another (host) country. The government helps its citizens abroad through its foreign missions within limited possibilities.
View te longlist of Embassies, consulates and other representations via Government.nl
Dutch Governmental Organisations
There are several Dutch governmental organisations that support businesses. On Overheid.nl (English) all needed websites are displayed in a useful overview.
See the list with Dutch governmental organisations
Study in Holland
International business for Dutch entrepeneurs
Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO)
A worldwide network of Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO) helps Dutch entrepreneurs do international business. NBSO provides local services and support in countries abroad.