in the Netherlands
START A COMPANY IN The NETHERLANDS
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Complete our Order Form and send us all the company information
Receive and approve the Formation Deed/company constitution
Visit the notary, or courier your legalized documents
The process of starting a Dutch Company
Once the company has been incorporated, you can visit a Dutch bank to open a corporate bank account and apply for your Tax ID’s. INCO can assist you, and you can expect a valid VAT number within 2 weeks!
Did you know, that the formation of a Dutch private limited company might not be necessary to obtain a VAT number or even a Business License? You can check out our Business Toolkit to find out more about the advantages of a ‘branch registration’ and obtaining a VAT number on behalf of a non-resident company.
Why start a company in The Netherlands
If someone wants to start a company in the European continent than The Netherlands ought to be the number one choice. This is true for companies of any size, and active in most industries.
Even if you are a relative small company (startup), and you don’t expect a lot of activity in the Netherlands for the first 12-24 months, you can easily start their company (low budget, and within 24 hours!) and have little bureaucratic affairs to worry about.
All government agencies and most businesses in the Netherlands speak English, and we have a liberal attitude towards non-residents. In fact, the Dutch are not just ‘liberal’, in fact, we welcome overseas business and expats with special tax incentives and easy access to funding programs. The Netherlands provides Entrepreneurs Visa’s for establish entrepreneurs and Startup Visa’s for promising & innovative startups.
INCO Business Group is a well established corporate service provider that can assist you with your whole process, as we have informed and assisted over 5.000 entrepreneurs and incorporated more than 1,000 legal entities since 2007.
In case your company is expecting to increase its activities in the Netherlands as soon as possible, it’s important to know that The Netherlands has high-level ports, strategically located airports and a modern network of roads and highways. In fact, more than 170 million consumers are located within 24 hours of Amsterdam or Breda, making the Netherlands the perfect springboard into the European market.
Consider also Holland’s competitive corporate tax structure (reducing its corporate tax rates even more!), highly educated and multilingual workforce, well-developed supply chain and it’s clear why multinationals like Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas, IBM, Huawei and Google choose the Netherlands.
What are the different types of companies
(legal entities) in The Netherlands?
The most commonly used company form in The Netherlands is the B.V. (Besloten Vennootschap) The B.V. is a so-called private Limited Company, which can be compared to the German GMBH, Belgium BVBA, UK LTD and French Sarl. In order to start a Dutch business, it’s important to decide how your corporate structure will look like, and which legal entity suits with your needs.
For example; an independent IT contractor might typically be looking to establish a sole proprietorship or a branch registration of his overseas company. Whereas a multinational which likes to attract multiple investors might opt for a Public Limited company such as the Dutch N.V. For any type of business in between, the Dutch BV is typically a safe bet!
Things to consider before you start a Netherlands company
Before starting the process of forming a company in the Netherlands it is important to be familiar with some of the basic concepts around rules and practices related to the company and the registration process.
frequently asked questions
More information about forming a company in Netherlands
In this guide we have tried to give a non-legal and simplified overview of forming a company in the Netherlands. There are many industry specific requirements and regulations that we have not covered and we encourage you to look at the many industry specific articles that we have published in our Business Toolkit to start your company in the Netherlands.