Open Energy Company in the Netherlands 

Open Energy Company in the Netherlands

Do you want to start an energy company in the Netherlands? The Dutch energy sector is booming, with rich oil and gas resources that are attracting many foreign investors. It is a major contributor to the Dutch economy, especially in local distribution, exports, and employment. There is also a move towards sustainable energy solutions that present a multitude of investment opportunities. This makes the Netherlands the perfect place to start a Dutch business in the Energy sector.



Oil and gas make up the vast majority of energy use in the Netherlands, however, the Dutch government is making a strong push towards sustainable energy and they have implemented many schemes and incentives for renewable energy business development in the Netherlands.

With its highly developed infrastructure and transport network, West Holland is the prime location to start a Dutch business in energy production. All energy production and distribution activities are governed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

The consultants at INCO are experts in business development in the Netherlands and they can help you to start a Dutch business to take advantage of the opportunities in the production and distribution of energy. Call one of our consultants now!

How do I set up an energy 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 an energy company, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation):
    Section D; Division 35; Group 35.1 - 35.2; Class 35.11 - 35.14, 35.21 - 35.23

  • The requirements for starting a business in the Netherlands include opening a bank account and investing a minimum capital share, such as in the case of a Dutch BV.

  • Once you have registered your energy company in the Netherlands you need to submit the forms to the local tax authorities.

  • Finally, you have to apply for the necessary licenses and permits when you want to start a Dutch business in the energy sector.

INCO’s company formation agents have a thorough knowledge of the different licenses and permits you have to apply for, as well as the documentation needed. Call us now to discuss how we can help you apply for these licenses and permits and fast-track your way to starting an energy business in the Netherlands.​

Why choose INCO to help you to start an energy business in the Netherlands?

  • INCO has helped many people with starting an energy business in the Netherlands.

  • Our agents have years of experience with the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they know the regulations involved with starting an energy business in the Netherlands.

  • We can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies and provide you with business development services.

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

  • INCO can help you to secure funding for your Dutch energy company.

  • Because INCO is a Dutch company, we know the Dutch energy sector well and we can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV in the Netherlands quickly and easily. This makes us the best local business partner for you to start an energy business in the Netherlands.

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

We are the best partners for your business. Call now!

Frequently asked questions:

1) Do I require a license to operate an energy business in the Netherlands?


2) Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start an energy business?

  • State of the art infrastructure

  • Rich energy resources.

  • High demand for renewable energy.

  • The Netherlands is logistically favorably positioned to service the entire EU.

  • A large pool of highly qualified, skilled, and experienced employees.

  • Attractive incentives to produce and distribute renewable energy.

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

3) How long does it take to start an energy company in the Netherlands?

Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you require licenses and permits to run an energy company in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.

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

Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company or bring their existing business from abroad, with great incentives.

5) Are you excited about starting an energy business in the Netherlands, but you are unsure whether the market is the right one?

Or if you are considering other countries like Germany or Norway, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our Dutch business development agents to discuss why the energy 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!