Compliance with the Dutch Law

Like in many other countries, special permits and licenses are required in the Netherlands for certain activities and business fields. Additional rules can also apply for fields like television and the transmission and use of images with licenses, water permits and others. Before deciding to open a company in the Netherlands it is advisable to find out what permits and licenses are required in your business field.

Special Permits and Licenses

Company directors in the Netherlands should be well aware that failure to provide the necessary documents can result in administrative fines. The most important business sectors in the Netherlands that require licenses and permits are:

  • retail trade, wholesale trade and craft industry;
  • pharmaceutical businesses
  • hospitality, recreation and catering;
  • childcare;
  • animal care;
  • art, culture and media;
  • business services and personal services;
  • construction industry;
  • transport;
  • agriculture, livestock farming and fishery;
  • private education.

Need for assistance?

RPS Legal can evaluate your business plan and specify what permits will be necessary for your business. Contact us at or +31206974000.


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