KVK OnderNemerS­plein Rotterdam

Events, meetings with KVK and partners. Whether you are starting, growing, or ending as a business, the KVK OnderNemerSplein Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam.


Opening hours and appointments


Would you like to register a new eenmanszaak (sole proprietorship), maatschap (professional partnership), vof (general partnership) or CV (limited partnership)? Go to KVK.nl/en/registration. Fill out the form and make an appointment at a KVK office to complete your registration. 

Opening hours

After your registration, do you still have questions about being an entrepreneur, or about taking the next step with your company? Talk to a KVK adviser. On working days, from 8:30 to 17:00 hours, on the Ondernemersplein. There is no need to make a separate appointment. 


Do you have a question about growing, takeovers, or ending your business? Find all the information you need by using the Search function on our website. Do you prefer personal contact with a KVK adviser? The KVK Advice Team is available on working days between 8:30 and 17:00 hours. 

The Belastingdienst (Tax Administration) answers questions about the Small businesses' scheme KOR, VAT, administration, income tax, and general tax questions. You can also call the Belastingtelefoon on workdays, free of charge: 0800 - 05 43. 

Visiting hours

You can talk to a Belastingdienst adviser every Thursday on the KVK OnderNemerSplein Rotterdam between 08:30 and 17:00 hours.

The UWV offers new perspectives to promote work and participation in society and helps entrepreneurs starting from unemployment benefit. An advisor from the UWV is present every first Tuesday of the month between 12.00 and 17.00 to answer questions.

Consultation hours

First Tuesday of the month, from 12:00 to 17:00.

Entrepreneurs Soundboard 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, we assist entrepreneurs who are at risk of bankruptcy. Our advisers volunteer their help and have worked in a variety of sectors and industries and know the challenges of entrepreneurship better than anyone else.

Consultation hours

The fortnightly consultation hour, at the KVK Amsterdam entrepreneurs' square, is held on Wednesdays from 14.00 hours. You are welcome for an introductory meeting. You can sign up by sending an e-mail to: team-amsterdam@ondernemersklankbord.nl. There are no costs involved.

The appointment will be confirmed by e-mail. All digital information about Entrepreneurs Soundboard OKB and contact details can be found at www.ondernemersklankbord.nl/en/home/.

How do you protect the ideas you have for your business from misuse or counterfeiting? How do you make sure you don't simply lose the investments in your ideas at a later date? And what do you need to think about if you want to sell via an online platform? When you start a business, it is useful if you know something about intellectual property. BOIP is the official body for the registration of trademarks, designs and ideas. We will be happy to answer your questions about protecting your company name, logo, invention, concept or other creation. Make an appointment (in Dutch).

Do you have questions about business accommodation, permits, subsidies or laws and regulations? Or do you need personal advice, mediation or practical information? The staff at the Entrepreneurs' Desk will be happy to help.

Consultation hours

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10.00 and 15.00 you can make an appointment with one of the staff members of the Entrepreneurs' Desk. Make an appointment via 010 - 267 40 30 or by e-mail.

The RBZ (in Dutch) is there for entrepreneurs with (financial) problems and people on (social assistance) benefits who want to start a business.

Consultation hours

You can make an appointment every working day between 08.30 - 17.00. You can make an appointment by calling 010 433 96 00 on weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm. 
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Location and opening hours

KVK office Rotterdam can be found at Blaak 40, 3011 TA, Rotterdam. We are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00. An appointment is required to register your business. We are closed on weekends. You will find several car parks in the immediate vicinity of the Rotterdam office.

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)

Most starting entrepreneurs start from home. Always check whether this fits in with the municipality's environment plan. You may also have to deal with permits such as an environmental permit. Do you want to start a business in Rotterdam? Check the website of the municipality of Rotterdam (in Dutch).

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.