Doing business in the Netherlands

If you wish to establish a company in the Netherlands and you are not a national of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland, you are subject to an admission policy that requires you to show that you serve a substantial Dutch economic interest and that you are innovative. The assessment in most cases uses a points system. Turks, Japanese, Swiss and Americans are exempt from this. If you are a long-term resident in another EU member state, you may also qualify for other rules.

Depending on your situation, you might need an authorized referent or facilitator.

So depending on what kind of self-employed person you are, policies vary. There are also special policies for start-ups and foreign investors, for example. It is up to you to provide sufficient information. We always advise you to seek the help of an accountant who specializes in this. This is very important. After you have provided the correct data, the IND will submit your application to the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland for advice.

Would you like to know which steps to take and which policy applies to you? Then contact us!

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