Keeping Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem strong

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected almost all aspects of life and work in the Netherlands and beyond. Fortunately, some support is still available to members of the startup ecosystem during this challenging time, offering continued relief for companies, entrepreneurs and the self-employed. 

 As a result of the impact of the pandemic on Dutch businesses, the government created a support package for self-employed people, SME entrepreneurs and large companies. It included compensation for those working in the hospitality, travel and event sectors, assistance with paying employee salaries and the extension of business loan programmes, among other things. The government regularly announces updates and extensions to the existing measures. The latest information can be found here.

Stay safe and informed

The website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) provides information on the safety measures in place and the latest medical information. Additionally, the City of Amsterdam website has relevant info in English for businesses and freelancers. 

For questions or assistance, members of the startup ecosystem are encouraged to reach out to StartupAmsterdam by phone or email. 

Read more about how Coronavirus has impacted the future of Amsterdam's startup scene.

This article was last updated in July 2021