“Americans do not require a visa” was confirmed in a press release of 28 March 2017 on the website of the IND. This applies to stays of up to 90 days. However, work is not allowed during this period. For stays of longer than 90 days, Americans always need a residence permit and may require a work permit. Those wishing to set up a business may invoke the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty with very favorable rules. For more information about residence permits and work permits, including residence permits on bases of the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty, you can contact Scheers Advocacy – Immigration Law in Amsterdam.