During the large economic contraction in the Netherlands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the number of bankruptcies surprisingly fell. But this is only part of the story. If we look at business exits we still see many businesses that stop. At the same time the number of firm entries is historically high. Overall there has been a net increase in the number of businesses in 2020 in the Netherlands.
Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2022 Business Dynamics in the Netherlands 2020: The First Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic
van Dijk, J; Stam, E. (2022): Unternehmensdynamik in den Niederlanden 2020: Die Situation in der ersten Phase der Covid-19-Krise, in: Förderkreis Gründungsforschung e.V. und IfM Bonn: Policy Brief 1/22, Bonn.