1. General information and advice
Dutch Association of Insurers
This industry association for insurers in the Netherlands operates at the intersection of government, politics, and society. The association informs and advises on corona-related matters regarding insurance and insurance companies. Visit the website (in Dutch).
Dutch Debt Relief Route (NSR)
The Dutch Debt Relief Route is a unique public-private partnership with the aim of making the Netherlands financially healthy. They do this by finding and guiding people and companies with money worries (in Dutch) at an early stage to the help they need. Visit the website (in Dutch).
The Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging, FNV) provides advocacy, help, and support for self-employed professionals. They offer an overview of arrangements, FAQs for self-employed during the corona crisis, and regular polls among members. In addition, they offer legal assistance, advice on contracts and general terms and conditions, and legal support in conflicts with clients. You will also find courses, workshops and webinars aimed at independent professionals. Visit the website (in Dutch).
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK
KVK is the central contact point for entrepreneurs for independent customised advice and specific referrals. Call 0800 21 17. Find information about support schemes, financing options, and advice on whether to end or continue your business at our Business in trouble page. Visit the website.
VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland
The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) and the Royal Association MKB-Nederland represent business interests in the Netherlands. They provide information, advice, and Q&As for entrepreneurs about coronavirus, international business and travel, working from home, hygiene measures, and medical information. You will find industry-specific protocols for all sectors and corona calculator (in Dutch) for calculating support measures. Visit the website (in Dutch).
Enterprising Netherlands (ONL)
This association advocates for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. They provide an overview of the most important regulations, measures, and (government) counters. You can get inspiration on how the Netherlands can pull through the crisis, including working (from home), keeping your distance, healthcare, financial, and industry-specific ideas. Visit the website (in Dutch).
Government.nl provides up-to-date government information, including the support and recovery measures with financial schemes for entrepreneurs/employers and social measures. They offer information about the support measures, protocols, sectors, companies, job loss, education, and debt prevention. Visit the website.
TechLeap offers startups support in all kinds of disciplines of entrepreneurship. Techleap works closely with various governments, knowledge institutions, investors, and startups. Your startup will receive help during the corona crisis with the following initiatives:
- Office Hours: Participate in the biweekly Office Hours webinars, on Tuesday and Thursday. In the Office Hours webinars, 2 experts talk to founders about challenges that have arisen due to the corona crisis.
- COVID-19 Startup Guide: This toolkit contains all relevant sources and contacts for startups in the Netherlands. Techleap.nl keeps this toolkit continuously up-to-date.
- Free Expert Consultations: Consult experts on topics such as cost reduction, labour law, taxes, and management in times of crisis. Visit the website.
ZZP Nederland Foundation
Stichting ZZP Nederland engages in advocacy for self-employed professionals at ministries. The foundation has direct connections with implementing organisations. They provide an overview of all regulations, measures, and associated FAQs. They also have a helpdesk for business questions for affiliated subscribers. Visit the website (in Dutch).
National Institute for Family Finance Information (NIBUD)
This independent foundation offers information and advice on (household) finances, also for self-employed professionals and private households of entrepreneurs. They provide professionals with information on debt prevention, financial behaviour change, reference figures, and budget coaching. Visit the website.
This Point of Single Contact website provides information and advice for entrepreneurs in partnership with the KVK Chamber of Commerce, Tax Administration, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), and other government organisations. The content focuses on topics such as rules and regulations, laws, debts, financing, ending your business, personnel, and sales. Visit the website.
Platform for Self-employed Professionals (PZO)
This organisation advocates for the self-employed, offers entrepreneurial support, and promotes cooperation for the benefit of independent entrepreneurs. It provides independent advice to members on occupational disability, liability, GDPR, and pension. Moreover, the platform offers information about TOZO and TVL, tax extensions and loans, credit guarantees for SMEs (BMKB), mortgage payments, and credit applications. Visit the website (in Dutch).