Open a Security Technology Company in the Netherlands 

Open a Security Technology Company in the Netherlands

Are you ready to start a security technology company in the Netherlands? The West Holland region of the Netherlands with its state-of-the-art infrastructure is undoubtedly the center of information technology in Europe and is known as ‘The Silicone Valley of Europe’. This is evident when you consider that nearly a third of Europe’s data centers are housed in the region, including those of Google and Microsoft.



In terms of security technology, the Dutch government has launched initiatives such as The Hague Security Delta and the Global Forum for Cyber Expertise in The Hague (Den Haag). Europol’s European Cyber Crime Center (EC3) and the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) are also located in The Hague.

We are experts in Dutch company formation in the security technology sector, and we can offer you great advice about setting up a security technology business in the Netherlands. Call us now!

Security technology opportunities in the Netherlands:

According to recent reports, there are several opportunities that you can take advantage of when you start a Dutch business in security technology:


  • Because of its importance in the European IT sector, attacks in the Netherlands can also affect other countries.

  • Growing threat from professional cybercriminals outside the Netherlands.

  • Sabotage and disruption are the most significant threats.

  • Digital espionage to influence and growth on the increase.

  • Increase in personal data theft and a growing reliance on digitization such as the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Breakdowns and failures of systems.

INCO’s consultants are experts in business development in the Netherlands and they can help you to start a Dutch business to identify specific opportunities and how to take advantage of these opportunities. Call one of our consultants now!

How do I set up a security technology company in the Netherlands

  • The first thing you have to do when starting a Dutch business is to register a Dutch company with the Dutch Trade Register, which must include the mandatory NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) number. For security technology businesses, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation):
    Section J; Division 61 - 63; Group 61.1 - 61.9, 62.0, 63.1, 63.9; Class 61.10 - 61.90, 62.01 - 62.09, 63.11, 63.12, 63.99.

  • Once you have registered your Dutch security technology company, you have to apply for a tax number.

  • Depending on the scope of your business, you may need to apply for certain licenses to operate.

Our company formation agents know the process well and can tell you whether you about all the licenses and permits that you might need to start a security technology business in the Netherlands. Call us now to discuss how we can help you to make the process quickly and easily.

Why choose INCO to help you to start a security technology business in the Netherlands?

  • INCO has helped many people to start a security technology business in the Netherlands.

  • All agents have solid experience with the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they know the formalities of starting a security technology business in the Netherlands.

  • Our expert agents can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies and provide you with business development services to help you start a Dutch company.

  • We can help you to draw up an effective business plan so you start a Dutch company as soon as possible.

  • INCO can help you to secure funding for your security technology business.

  • Because INCO is a Dutch company, we know the Dutch security technology market well and we can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV in the Netherlands quickly and easily.

  • When starting a security technology business in the Netherlands, you are going to need the best, skilled employees. We can connect you to top recruitment agencies to ensure that you get the best talent for your business.

We are the ultimate business partners for starting a Dutch security technology business. Call now!

Frequently asked questions:

1) Do I require a license to operate a security technology business in the Netherlands?

Maybe. Ask one of our consultants what licenses you need to apply for.

2) Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start a security technology business?

  • Highly developed tech sector.

  • The Dutch government actively encourages the growth of the tech industry in the country and has many initiatives and incentives in place to make it more attractive for investors and skilled workers.

  • The Dutch security technology sector is centrally located in Europe.

  • Highly educated and skilled security technology professionals.

  • Attractive tax rates that draw a lot of investors to the Dutch security technology sector.

  • The Netherlands has a very stable and resilient business environment.

  • Home of international cybersecurity organizations.

3) How long does it take to start a security technology company in the Netherlands?

Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you may require certain licenses to start a security technology business in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.

4) Can I start a security technology business in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch or EU citizen?

Yes. All foreign employees require relevant work and residence permits. Certain additional conditions may apply.

5) Can foreign companies operate a branch office in the Netherlands?

Yes. The registration process is the same as for Dutch companies..


Are you excited about starting a security technology business in the Netherlands, but you are unsure whether the market is the right one? Or if you are considering other EU countries like Greece or Finland, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our Dutch business development agents to discuss why the financial sector in the Netherlands is the perfect place to start a Dutch company.

We can help you determine your business proposition, as well as the services you aim to provide and give input and expert guidance on how to present this to the Dutch market.


Inco Business GroupToolkit



Our experts have combined their knowledge and strengths to create a tool we call the Business Toolkit.

The Business Toolkit will help you and entrepreneurs from around the globe to truly understand the Dutch market, regulations and laws. And will enable you to take a deep-dive the many business-related topics.

This way you will easily get up to speed with our Company formation process, Dutch Tax & Accounting and our corporate services. 

Make sure to check out our handy checklists, explainer video's and extensively written Whitepapers too!