Setting up a business in the Netherlands
Starting a business in the Netherlands isn't difficult. Read our guidelines to becoming a self-employed entrepreneur in the Netherlands Starting a business in the Netherlands and Doing your taxes as a self-employed entrepreneur in the Netherlands from the Dutch Chambers of Commerce.
Expatica’s business channel addresses the basics to help expats find their feet and start a business in unfamiliar territory or even or get a loan if you don't have capital to invest. Lacking the confidence to launch it? Women expats should read Ladies, start your own businesses!
Company law and work permits
Expatica’s business section gives the lowdown on local labour law and offers tips for expat businesses and expat entrepreneurs
If you work as an expat in a big corporation or multinational company, make sure you understand the balance sheet methodology by reading the Expatica article, The balance sheet basics.
Launching and running a business might not be as straightforward as you imagined, especially when it comes to dealing with the locals. Learn about management culture in the Netherlands and avoid the classic pitfalls of the newcomer. Join one of the many business groups and clubs in the Netherlands and start making connections.
Read about how the government in the Netherlands is managing its finances and how its economy stands in relation to Europe and the rest of the world via our news channels covering local, European and community news. Read related News Focus features and find out.why businesses aren't so charmed by Amsterdam or why there are a record number of millionaires in the Netherlands.
Expatica’s online marketplace
Do business via Expatica’s established classified section, a veritable expat business directory, or find the company or organisation you are looking for via our comprehensive listings.
Ask the business experts
Ask an expert via our Ask the expert section on business, immigration and labour law—international and local--in the Netherlands.
Expat Entrepreneur: Sharing experiences of setting up a business in the Netherlands
Our Expat Entrepreneurs questionnaire invites entrepreneurs in the Netherlands to share their experiences of setting up and running their businesses. The encouragement and tips offered by the entrepreneurs participating in this series makes these interviews an invaluable read for those contemplating starting a business in the Netherlands. Read other Expat Entrepreneur interviews.
How Expatica readers use social media for business
Expatica ran a poll to find out how useful you find social media for business networking and marketing. Read the results here.
A guide to telephone, internet and television along with utility services water, electricity and gas in the Netherlands.
Lost in the Dutch immigration system? Look no further than this guide compiled for our Survival Guide 2012.
Expatica offers a whistle-stop tour of life in the modern Netherlands.
The challenges and benefits of the maternity system in the Netherlands and how it differs to other countries.