Starting a business in the Amsterdam Area

Find out more about starting a business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area 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 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

The Amsterdam Area is the perfect place to venture out as a freelancer. So if you like the sound of being your own boss – make that CEO – ...
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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 StartupAmsterdam Startup

An entrepreneur’s guide to Amsterdam’s startup accelerators and incubators

If you’re starting your own business in Amsterdam, you may be looking to join an accelerator or incubator to take things up a notch. Here’...
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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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