Self-employed professionals in the Netherlands
A self-employed professional or freelancer (zelfstandige zonder personeel, ZZP'er) is an entrepreneur without any staff who works for a number of different customers. They have in common that they work at their own expense and risk. During illness or when business is slow, they cannot fall back on a benefit. However, they can make use of various schemes intended to stimulate entrepreneurship. Self-employed professional is not a legal form. Most self-employed professionals have a one-man business or a private limited company (BV).
Chamber of Commerce
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Dutch Tax and Customs Administration
Information on tax matters can be obtained from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst).
Holland Trade and Invest
If you want to know more about the business climate in the Netherlands, sectors that offer good opportunities and the practical aspects of doing business, visit Holland Trade and Invest. This web site is managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
Information on self-employed professionals without employees (ZZPs) is available on Government.nl, including how to choose an independent entrepreneurship.
Arboportaal (Working Conditions Portal, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment)
Arboportaal (Dutch) is your gateway to information on working conditions topics, as well as on relevant rules and regulations.
Money Wise Platform
In this platform, more than 40 partners from the financial sector, government, public information and consumer organisations, and the field of science have joined forces to strengthen the consumer's position in the financial domain. They offer specific (Dutch-language) information on self-employed professionals' financial issues.