Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All over the Netherlands
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.13 - Regulation of and contribution to more efficient operation of businesses

200 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Dutch Chamber of Commerce, or Kamer van Koophandel, has announced that it expects to cut between 200 and 300 full time jobs over the period 2017 to 2019 because of further digitalisation of its services. The job cuts will fall mainly among back office administrative and front office desk workers. Redundant workers will receive support through the already existing mobility centre to find alternative employment elsewhere. The mobility centre was set up in 2014 to support the workers losing their jobs in the previous large-scale restructuring effort started in 2013 necessitated by budget cuts of €80 million imposed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Kamer van Koophandel has 19 offices spread across the Netherlands to support businesses, but has been increasing its online services over the past years.


  • 30 May 2017: fd.nl
  • 29 May 2017: Kamer van Koophandel (Annual report 2016)


Eurofound (2017), Kamer van Koophandel, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 91172, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91172.