Imagine an entire country working together to achieve a single goal;
to create the space where entrepreneurs stand up, start up and scale up.
Creative & innovative
quality of life
This is where you connect
to all of Europe!
95% of Europe's major markets
can be reached within 24 hours
Percentage of population
able to hold a conversation
in English in the EU
your next business deal
is a bike ride away!
Leading multinationals are based here, providing an easy way to validate ideas across this continent, and fast, efficient gateways to the rest of the world.
You're never more than 90 minutes away from 10+ top notch startup & tech clusters, including smart food, gaming, healthtech, bioscience, nanotech, sharing economy, big data and photonics.
An abundance of lead partners, launching customers and early adopters. This well connected society has always been a natural test-bed of inventions. And when it works in the Netherlands, it works anywhere on the planet!
It all happens in 10+ technology hubs that are 90min apart giving you access to top talent, technology, and ecosystems to help you grow your business.
The residence permit scheme for start-ups affords ambitious entrepreneurs from outside the EU one year to launch an innovative new business in the Netherlands.
Later stage startups can rely on easy residence/work permits for up to 5 years for Highly-Skilled Migrants and their families.
Application procedure takes 2 - 6 weeks.
- Under 30 yrs.: €38,460*
- Over 30 yrs.: €52,462*
Expats in the Netherlands have 30% Tax-free allowance on their gross salaries.
*These are gross salaries, which can include benefits.
Startups are growing in the Netherlands towards Unicorn status.
Adyen is our first, the runner ups are on its tails.
The median investment was
The largest investment round was
We provide an orange carpet to Europe's
West coast for awesome startups
The one-stop shop for international
companies with European
operations or growth plans
In-depth information about all aspects
of doing business in the Netherlands
Expert guidance on tax, government
incentives, recruitment, supply
chain and site selection
Tailor-made fact finding trips
to the Netherlands
Independent benchmark studies
that compare different European
Assistance in obtaining work visa
and residence permits
Introductions to potential business partners
and to the Dutch tax and customs authorities
Free of charge and confidential