Business meeting
Dec 19 '19 14:00

The Dutch government is implementing a large number of rules, regulations, and law changes at the stroke of midnight on January 1. Below is a summary of changes made in the category Entrepreneurship:

Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Entrepreneurs. 

The 30% ruling for expats to shelter some of their pay as income tax-free is now available for a five year period instead of eight years.

Dutch companies can now settle international trade disputes in English or Dutch at the Netherlands Commercial Court.

Employees will now get one week of paid leave if their wife or girlfriend gives birth. Longer unpaid leave will be available starting in 2020.

Julianabrug crane collapse
Jul 27 '17 14:30

Entrepreneurs who were affected when two cranes collapsed while trying to place a new deck on the Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn in August 2015, are demanding compensation from the municipality and contractors involved, a spokesperson for the Alphen municipality confirmed to NU.nl on Thursday.

Outside Beursplein 5 - Aug 24 2015
Jun 24 '16 10:23

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum on Thursday, resulted in a dark day for the global financial markets on Friday. The Amsterdam stock exchange (AEX) plummeted 9 percent from 449.86 to 410.66 points, the Volkskrant reports.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Jun 16 '16 10:09

About 30 percent of young starters are unfairly denied a mortgage, according to mortgage expert Hypotheekshop's own research

May 17 '16 12:35

The mood among Dutch entrepreneurs was upbeat and positive at the start of the second season. Businesses in the Netherlands continue to recover from the financial crisis, including small- and medium sized enterprises.

Jan 20 '16 11:34

The number of Syrian businesses in the Netherlands grew by 23 percent to 947 last year. The number of Iraqi businesses grew by 20 percent to 3,356, the Kamer van Koophandel, the Dutch chamber of Commerce

Nov 13 '15 13:25

The Dutch economy saw a very slight improvement in the third quarter, growing by 0.1 percent compared to the second quarter. Compared to the third quarter of 2014, the economy crew by 1.9 percent. The number of jobs and vacancies also picked up in the third quarter 2015.

Oct 22 '15 15:30

The fifteenth edition of the Masters of LXRY, the stock market for luxury products, is tipped to be the biggest of its kind yet. Between December 10 -14, the RAI in Amsterdam will be hosting 400 entrepreneurs displaying and demonstrating their latest and most exclusive products, on over 30,000 square meters of floor space.

Amsterdam City Hall
Aug 18 '15 12:34

The municipality of Amsterdam has launched a new program in which young entrepreneurs and startup companies are invited to work with the municipality to find solutions to urban issues in the fields of mobility, sustainability and health.

Jul 10 '14 13:43

According to insurer Univé, 43 percent of entrepreneurs do not opt for sufficient coverage because they have a working partner, become ill unexpectedly, or have savings.

May 20 '14 09:19

In an effort to increase safety at markets, for vendors as well as customers, the ministry of Security and Justice, the Central Association for Itinerant Trade (CVAH) and the Center for Criminality Prevention (CCV) have banded together to urge market vendors to use PIN machines for transactions, instead of using cash.

Apr 28 '14 15:51

The biggest crowd-funding platform in the world has existed for five years, and has now opened its doors to the Netherlands. Kickstarter has already got the first Dutch-made products in waiting for funding.

Gay Care Amsterdam
Apr 9 '14 14:11

The first care center catered to homosexuals will open its doors tomorrow in Amsterdam. The center was started by four gay entrepreneurs, and Gay Care Amsterdam will be the first home care organization aimed at gay men, lesbians bisexuals and transgenders. It hopes to be an institution without discrimination, a safe place for LGBTs.

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Mar 7 '14 13:54

The PvdA in a new action plan wants to combat unemployment in the Netherlands with manufacturing jobs, support for job seekers with starting a business, and filling the 100,000 open vacancies.

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Jan 23 '14 04:33

Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs has made it clear he will not be able to carry out the plan some Groningen businesses came up with to bail out the bankrupt Aldel, due to strict European regulations.

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Jan 16 '14 15:32

Dutch entrepreneurs are not happy with the government policies and believe that the Prime Minister Mark Rutte cabinet is doing little to address the economic crisis.

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Apr 18 '13 17:02

At least 27 supermarket owners confessed to the Dutch tax authorities, de Belastingdienst, that they committed fraud. They pretended that revenues were lower to pay less tax. A documentary of the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur showed that on Thursday.

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