KVK OnderNemerS­plein Groningen

Events, meetings with KVK and partners. Whether you are starting, growing, or ending as a business, the KVK OnderNemerSplein Groningen helps you take the next step and answers all your business questions.

The advantages

All your business matters under the same roof

The KVK OnderNemerSplein office is located inside the KVK office. You can register your business, get information, and network with other entrepre

Answers to your business questions

On working days, you are welcome with your business questions. Combine your registration, or make an appointment to talk to one of our KVK advisers or partners.

All regional events in one place

Take part in various events on the KVK OnderNemerSplein office. All tailored to help you build or grow your business. Apply free of charge.

Boost your knowledge with advice and information

These organisations are partner of KVK OnderNemerSplein Groningen:

Opening hours and appointments


Would you like to register a new sole proprietorship, professional partnership, general partnership (vof) or CV? Then go to KVK.nl/ en/registration/. Go through the steps and make an appointment at a KVK office to finalise your registration.

Consultation hours

Do you still have questions about entrepreneurship or the next step with your business after registration? Then ask a KVK adviser. Often the KVK advisers are present on location, If not, you can always talk to a KVK Adviser by phone via 088 - 585 22 22.

Contact by phone

Do you have a question about growing, taking over or quitting? Check KVK.nl/en/, filter by subject and find all information on the subject you want to know more about. Prefer personal contact with a KVK adviser? Then call 088 - 585 22 22. The KVK Advice Team is ready to answer all your questions between 08.30 and 17.00 on working days.

BOIP is the official body for trademark, design and idea registration. Do you offer products or services? Do you want to market an elaborate idea or concept? Then you can protect your creations against misuse or counterfeiting through Intellectual Property (IP). BOIP also answers first-line questions about patents.  


Make an appointment for a personal online consultation.

Location and opening hours

KVK office Groningen can be found at Leonard Springerlaan 15, 9727 KB Groningen. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm. An appointment is needed to register your business. You can park in front of the KVK building (parking meter) or in the adjacent Martiniplaza car park. Please note: there will be road works until the end of 2024. Please allow for extra travel time.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several possibilities for financing, for example, a bank, crowdfunding, or venture capital. Another possibility is a loan via Qredits, an independent and private lender. Qredits helps starting and existing entrepreneurs start or invest in their business. They do this by offering entrepreneurial tools, coaching as well as providing business loans of up to €250,000.

The Entrepreneurs Soundboard (OKB) offers support to entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized enterprises. This can be advice to start-ups, or guidance to entrepreneurs who want to grow, innovate, reorganise or transfer. In addition, OKB assists entrepreneurs who are at risk of bankruptcy. Our advisers have worked in a variety of sectors and industries and know the challenges of entrepreneurship like no other.

Do you want to get started as a self-employed professional, a zzp’er? Then there are a number of points to consider. KVK has listed the 7 most important steps for you.

What rules should you consider when doing business in India? What is the Indian market like and where are the opportunities? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO (in Dutch) helps you with information on the market, contacting business partners and finding the right (financial) assistance.

Within 2 weeks after registration at KVK, you will receive a letter from the Netherlands Tax Administration. This will state whether you are an entrepreneur for VAT purposes and how and when you must submit your VAT return. This is usually every quarter. In addition to VAT returns, you file an annual return on your income: the profit from your business. If you have a eenmanszaak (sole proprietorship), maatschap (professional partnership), or vof (general partnership), the profit from your business is taxed in box 1. This is also where other income from work is taxed, such as salary from (part-time) employment. Do you have a BV (private limited company)? Then you pay corporate income tax on your profits. As a manager director of the BV, you do pay income tax on your salary.

Read more about filing your VAT return (pdf, in Dutch. From page 27 information is in English)

Independent entrepreneurs who temporarily do not earn enough to support themselves can apply for a BBZ benefit. This BBZ benefit supplements the (family) income up to the social security standard applicable to you. Do you want to know whether you are eligible?  Do the BBZ-Check (in Dutch).

You can protect a company name and/or logo by registering it as a trademark. A trademark is the name, logo, shape, image or sound you use to distinguish your products or services from those of your competitor. Registering your trademark gives you the exclusive right to use it for all products and services for which you have applied for the trademark right. Want to know more about registering your trademark? Check out BOIP's website.