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The Netherlands is home to a thriving franchise market with over 700 franchise organisations, more than 30,000 franchise outlets, between 200,000 and 250,000 employees, and over €32 billion in annual turnover.

To promote and accommodate franchising’s healthy development in the Netherlands, franchisors in the Netherlands have an umbrella organisation – the Netherlands Franchise Association. Over 200 franchisors are members.

Given the size and pervasiveness of franchises in the Netherlands the relevant legal landscape is significant.

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