Where to start

Are you interested in starting a business in Antwerp? You can contact this go-to resource for business development in Antwerp to answer your questions and get started. The City of Antwerp offers you customised advice on your business.


Discover Antwerp, a great European port city where innovation meets business. We offer tailor-made advice and inspiration for entrepeneurs, showing you that Antwerp is open for business.


Investment guidance

The Investment Desk is the contact point for market players who wish to invest in the city.

Location guidance

A location manager helps entrepreneurs in their search for a location that matches their needs. Our services complement the work of real estate brokers and is geared towards helping entrepreneurs who are having trouble finding a suitable location through the private market.

Location promotion

The Investment Desk actively promotes the redevelopment of empty business and commercial premises. We launch initiatives to reduce the number of vacant properties, such as sticker campaigns, pop-up stores and targeted marketing.

Licence guidance

The Investment Desk offers guidance for your licence dossier and points you in the direction of the appropriate city service. We act as a facilitator to help you find the place you are looking for, fast.


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+32 (3) 338 65 20

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Home Country Support

Companies wishing to enter a foreign market can actively seek out support by the embassy or consulate of their home country in another city. Staff members are ready to help you begin.

Another source of support and information is the bilateral chamber of commerce of your home country. The chamber may assist your company in several ways, including consulting services regarding market research, trade-show assistance, background verification, preparation of market entry plans and business referral services.

Find your Embassy / Consulate or Chamber of commerce for this city.