A detailed analysis is presented of the short and medium term development of CCS in The Netherlands. Scenarios for CCS development were constructed by combining the most recent estimates of offshore storage capacity, for both depleted gas fields and saline formations, with expected timing and volumes of captured CO2 from two industrialised regions, the Rotterdam harbour area and the Eemshaven area. Individual emitters in both regions were approached to obtain realistic growth profiles for captured volumes. This paper explores the cost of transport and offshore storage of CO2 and explores the benefits of the two regions in joining their storage efforts. Further work is ongoing and will focus on the CCS value chain, to provide the emitters with insight in the cost structure of transport and storage. Furthermore, the study will provide input during the development of a national CCS implementation plan.