A lot of foreign companies and individuals would like to start a business in the Netherlands. Aside from the fact that it’s relatively cheap and easy to form a Dutch BV (Limited Company) there are numerous advantages to starting a business in The Netherlands.
Even during the Corona-situation, the Dutch economy and political situation have remained very stable, and our intelligent lockdown was considered a success.
The Netherlands offer a number of key benefits:
Known for centuries as a nation of successful traders, the Dutch are internationally oriented by nature and know instinctively how to anticipate and fulfil the needs of a customer, no matter where he or she is based.
The Dutch labor market in general is characterized by a low level of unemployment, a high level of education and good language skills (highest percentage of good command of the English language outside an English speaking country). Furthermore, the Netherlands offer political and legal stability and has a well-developed financial and economic infrastructure with extremely low corruption.
FLEXIBLE AND LIBERAL COMPANY AND TAX LAW
Compared with the laws in many other EU countries, Dutch corporate law provides a flexible and liberal corporate framework for the organization of branches and subsidiaries by (non-resident) companies or private individuals. There are no special restrictions on foreign owned companies planning to start a business in the Netherlands.
Due to the high number of tax treaties double taxation will be prevented when business is done in other countries. The treaties can also offer additional tax benefits.
GATEWAY TO EUROPE
The Netherlands is an ideal location from which to penetrate markets throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Africa and beyond. Given its European gateway position, the Netherlands is particularly suited for so- called value-added logistics activities also with respect to the Reverse-charge mechanism on import: Article 23 VAT.
SUPERIOR LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
The Port of Rotterdam is one of the world’s largest seaports and Schiphol Airport is recognized as one of the major business hubs in Europe. The Netherlands is also classified as one of the most wired countries in the world, a dynamic force in electronic commerce, communications and outsourcing.