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5 Things to consider when getting an office in the Netherlands

There are many things to consider when working in the Dutch office, especially if you are a foreigner who does not know his or her way.

So is your business ready for the next step, do you want (or need) to get a physical place to work in the Netherlands? Be sure to check out our 5 tips!

Location, location, location!
Is it about location? Ok, in many cases it is. Although the Netherlands has only 42,508 square kilometers and there are many options to commute from one place to another - it is worthwhile to investigate the best position for your business based on the type of business you are in and what you want. Leave this position.

Our customers want to build a factory, we have customers who focus on agricultural activities and customers who want to do business in the Netherlands. Each of these will benefit from another type of location and another location in the Netherlands.

Want to know which way is best for your business type? Contact us for a tailored build

HUB (fully mature) office or independent office?

Therefore, you have chosen the location where you want to resolve your business. The next question you have to ask yourself is "Do I want/require a fully mature office, or is it a separate space?"

This is a question you have to answer yourself. The next point may help you make a decision:

  • Do you want to do everything yourself? (independent)
  • Do you want everything to be handled so that you can focus on doing business? (hub)
  • Do you want to be able to expand your network from your office space? (hub)
  • Do you need additional separate spaces or meeting rooms to invite guests/customers? (HUB) Or is it a single space for working and receiving customers? (independent)
Do you want to know what HUB can do for you? At On Demand International, we have HUBS and real estate agents on our network, so we can help you get the office you need at any time. keep in touch.

Get the right price!
Different cultures, business environments and standards are sometimes a challenge in different countries. The same applies to foreign pricing. In general, it is difficult to correctly estimate what might be spent when you are not in your own country. You may even need to deal with different currencies! That's why we recommend that you get the right information through your local partner so you don't have any surprises.


Tip: Try to avoid specific Expat real estate agents when possible, as they are likely to overvalue and/or mislead you!

Consider potential growth

  • They say that scale is important and the same applies to the office. Be sure to ask yourself the following questions before renting space to see if the space is still suitable for your needs:
  • Do you need to receive your customers here? If so, is the space professional enough?
  • If your business continues to grow - is it possible to hire people? Is there enough physical space to expand your business?
  • If business is booming - is there an easy way to build a bigger office in the same building or area without having to sacrifice what you have built so far?

Find the right partner to help you!
Of course there is a way to do everything yourself, but as a foreign entrepreneur, you may need to spend a lot of time finding your way in the Netherlands. Especially when company formation in the Netherlands, how to solve this problem may be confusing. Which real estate agent do you go to? Which city is best for your business? What is the “normal” price of the office? Most paperwork will be sent to you in Dutch.

That's why we recommend that you find the right partner! At On Demand International, we will guide you throughout the process and ensure that you can continue to do business as usual! *

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