Registering a sole proprietorship ('eenmanszaak')

Want to start a registration, continue with a registration, or make an appointment at KVK? Follow the steps below.

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Before you register your business

1. Check whether you qualify as an entrepreneur

You want to register your business. But is it actually necessary? Read the 3 criteria and 4 questions to check whether it is.

2. If you receive an unemployment benefit, contact the UWV or municipality.

Do you want to start a business and do you receive an unemployment benefit? Then discuss it with the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). If you receive an assistance benefit discuss it with the municipality.

3. Do you already have a sole proprietorship ('eenmanszaak')?

It is not possible to have more than 1 'eenmanszaak'. So, if you already have an eenmanszaak, you cannot register another one. Check the information on your existing sole proprietorship.

4. Read up on privacy

KVK registers the details of your sole proprietorship in the Business Register and various customer systems. View our Privacy page to learn more.

How do I register my 'eenmanszaak'?

1. Log in with DigiD

Click the button to log in with DigiD.

Please note: Only the owner of a sole proprietorship ('eenmanszaak') can register.

If you do not have a DigiD yet, simply apply for one via the DigiD website.

2. Complete the registration form

Complete the digital registration form step by step.

3. Check your details

Check the overview of all the information you have filled in. You must complete the form with the correct information to make an appointment and to register your company.

4. Make an appointment

Once you have completed the entire registration form, you can make an appointment directly online at a KVK office of your choice.

About the appointment

During your appointment, a KVK employee will check your identification and check whether you meet the registration conditions.

Costs for registration

Register without DigiD

If you cannot continue with DigiD, register using this pdf form or the digital form linked below.

Register without DigiD (in Dutch)

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