KVK Business dynamics, annual overview 2023

In 2023, there were over 276,000 startups, which is just 2% more than in the previous year. The number of businesses that stopped rose sharply, at almost 147,500, which is 8% more than in 2022. This is according to the KVK Annual Report on Business Dynamics 2023.

The annual overview for 2023 provides insight into the number of business branches in the Netherlands as of 1 January 2024. It also includes the development of the number of startups, closedowns, and bankruptcies for the whole of 2023. The data are broken down by different business sectors and provinces. In addition, the annual overview contains information on the proportion of self-employed people, gender, age, and country of birth among (starting) entrepreneurs.