Starting your business in Amsterdam

Support for Dutch and international entrepreneurs planning on establishing in Amsterdam.

As an entrepreneur, you need access to the right resources to help you kick-start, scale up, accelerate and grow your startup in Amsterdam. Get information on legal and financial matters, IP rights, how to register your business, how to apply for a startup visa if you’re coming from outside the EU and get access to the top sources of city data.

Startup visa

The first step you need to take to get the most of Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem is to relocate to the city. Luckily, the Netherlands makes this very ...

Legal and financial matters

Below you can find useful links to organisations and resources about the legal and financial matters related to setting up your business in the Nether...

City data

At the City of Amsterdam, we see data as the fuel for innovation, and we invite startups to utilise this data.

Patents and IP rights

Are you setting up a business in Amsterdam? It’s important to get your intellectual property (IP) in check. Get informed with our IP checklist.