Starting a business in Amsterdam

Find out more about starting a business in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands.

Start up your own company in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great place for finding independence in your career, whether you want to go it alone as a freelancer, establish an innovative startup or build a company from the ground up. Below, find our guide to starting up your own business in the Netherlands. There are lots of support and services available: for example, amsterdam inbusiness can help you start a business, and StartupAmsterdam offers an unparalleled network of support and resources, as well as access to Amsterdam’s thriving startup ecosystem. Other useful resources include a guide to going freelance, information on the startup visa scheme and a handy overview of co-working spaces.

How to start a business in Amsterdam

From business plan to execution, it's not difficult to start a new business in the Netherlands. However, it's essential to complete a lot of advance r...
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Guide to going freelance

Amsterdam is the perfect place to venture out as a freelancer. So if you like the sound of being your own boss – make that CEO – read our guide to get...
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Registering your company

Registration with the Chamber of Commerce is compulsory for every business operating in the Netherlands.
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Amsterdam Waag Society Paul Tolenaar

Startup permits

As of 2015, a new regulation makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. The so-calle...
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Startup Amsterdam Julia de Boer

Useful resources

There are many organisations in the Netherlands that represent and advise businesses.
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Coworking spaces

Coworking spaces are a great way for businesses to share ideas, strategies and business advice. If you're a startup in Amsterdam looking for a shared ...
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Accelerators and incubators

Amsterdam has a wealth of accelerators and incubators that can meet the needs of your business as it grows. Rockstart, Startupbootcamp and ImpactHub a...
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Networks and resources

Connect to Amsterdam’s business ecosystem, with information on networking clubs, events for startups, business news and the IN Amsterdam corporate new...
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IN Amsterdam seminars & events

Discover everything you need to know about living and working in Amsterdam at IN Amsterdam's regular seminars and partner events.
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