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Company Formation in the Netherlands is now at your fingertips, and just 2 clicks away. Are you ready to take the plunge and start your own business in the Netherlands? Congratulations, you've made a wise choice! The Dutch business environment is well-known for its entrepreneurial spirit, favorable tax climate, and well-established infrastructure. Whether you're launching a startup or expanding your existing business, the Netherlands offers a wealth of opportunities.

In this article, we'll guide you through the essential steps to get your Dutch business up and running. From registering your company and choosing the right legal structure to navigating tax requirements and accessing funding options, we've got you covered. We'll also share insights into the Dutch market, highlighting key industries and sectors with growth potential.

Not only will you gain practical advice and tips, but you'll also learn about the unique cultural and business norms that will help you thrive in the Dutch business landscape. So, if you're ready to embark on this exciting journey, let's dive in and make your Dutch business dream a reality!



Find out how to register a business (such as a private limited company) in The Netherlands. Get a full picture on the company registration procedure.

  • Complete our Order Form, and let us have all the company information

  • Receive and approve the Formation Deed/company constitution

  • Visit the notary, or courier your legalized documents

Our Launch facilitators can help you decide on the right type of legal entity, and provide basic tax and legal support without any extra charge, to start your Dutch business.

Once the company has been established, you can visit a Dutch bank to open a corporate bank account, and apply for your Tax ID’s. House of Companies 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 out  Members Portal to find out more about the advantages of a ‘branch registration’ and obtaining a VAT number on behalf of a non-resident company.

Choosing the right business structure

Choosing the right business structure is crucial for the success of your Dutch business. Each legal form has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to consider factors such as liability, taxation, and administrative requirements.

Sole proprietorship, also known as a one-person business (eenmanszaak), is the simplest legal structure. It offers full control and flexibility, but also exposes the owner to unlimited liability. This means that personal assets can be at risk in the event of business debts or legal issues.

Partnership (vennootschap onder firma or VOF) is suitable for businesses with multiple owners. It allows for shared responsibility and decision-making, but also comes with unlimited liability for all partners.

Private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap or BV) is the most common legal form for medium to large-sized businesses. It offers limited liability, meaning that the shareholders' personal assets are protected. However, BVs have more complex administrative and reporting requirements.

It's important to consult with legal and tax professionals to determine the best legal structure for your specific business needs and objectives.

Advantages of starting a business in the Netherlands

Starting a business in the Netherlands comes with a plethora of advantages. First and foremost, the country's entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving, making it an ideal destination for startups and innovative ventures. The Netherlands boasts a highly skilled and diverse workforce, excellent infrastructure, and a strong support system for entrepreneurs.

Additionally, the Dutch tax climate is favorable for businesses. The corporate tax rate is relatively low, and there are various incentives and deductions available to help reduce your tax burden. With a stable and transparent tax system, you can plan your finances effectively and maximize your profitability.

Another advantage of doing business in the Netherlands is its strategic location within Europe. The country's well-connected transportation network provides easy access to the European market, allowing you to expand your business and reach a larger customer base. Furthermore, the Netherlands has a strong international trade presence, making it an attractive hub for import and export activities.

In summary, starting a business in the Netherlands offers numerous advantages, including a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, favorable tax climate, strategic location, and access to the European market.

Understanding Dutch tax system and obligations

Understanding the Dutch tax system is essential for running a successful business in the Netherlands. The country has a relatively simple and transparent tax regime, but it's important to comply with all tax obligations to avoid any penalties or legal issues.

The main types of taxes in the Netherlands include corporate income tax, value-added tax (VAT), payroll taxes, and personal income tax. Corporate income tax is levied on the profits of BVs and other legal entities. The current corporate tax rate is 19% for profits up to a certain threshold (200.000 EUR in 2024), and 25.8% for profits exceeding that threshold.

VAT, or Value Added Tax, is a consumption tax levied on most goods and services. The standard VAT rate is 21%, but there are reduced rates of 9% and 0% for specific goods and services. Businesses are responsible for collecting and remitting VAT to the tax authorities.

Payroll taxes include social security contributions and income tax withheld from employees' salaries. As an employer, you'll need to register with the tax authorities and comply with payroll tax obligations.

Personal income tax is levied on individuals' income. The tax rates are progressive, meaning that higher incomes are subject to higher tax rates.

To ensure compliance with the Dutch tax system, it's advisable to work with a tax advisor or accountant who specializes in Dutch taxation. They can help you navigate the complexities of the tax system, optimize your tax position, and ensure that all tax obligations are met.

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What’s required to incorporate your Netherlands company?

Now that you're aware of the advantages, let's dive into the essential steps to start your business in the Netherlands. 

You'll need to decide on the right legal structure. The most common legal forms in the Netherlands are sole proprietorship, partnership, and private limited liability company (BV). Each structure has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of liability, taxation, and administrative requirements. It's important to consult with a legal professional to determine the best option for your business.

Once you've done your research, it's time to register your company with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK). This step is mandatory for all businesses operating in the Netherlands. The registration process involves providing relevant information about your business, such as its legal name, address, and activities. You'll also need to choose a unique trade name, which should reflect your brand and be easily recognizable.

The start of your Dutch business requires 5 important considerations:

  • Determine the best corporate structure (Tax- and legal consulting)

  • The formation of the company (which includes the services of a Public Notary)

  • The housing of the company (which can include a business center(flexi desk), or landlord

  • The opening of the bank account

  • The application of the relevant tax numbers

Once you got these FIVE matters covered, your company is good to go!
House of Companies can fully assist you with the full incorporation of the company.

Even though each entrepreneur and each company is different, ouse of Companies has developed a fixed Offers which provides you all the support you need to incorporate your company, for a fixed fee.
Aside from the incorporation services, House of Companies can also provide ongoing ‘entity management’ support  for an annual fixed fee. 

Our team of business strategists can also assist you with the preparation of a Business Plan, for example to apply for a finance, or residency.

Furthermore, once the company is incorporated, House of Companies can provide certain business development services in Netherlands in cooperation with third parties we work with.

So, in a nutshell:

Once you've chosen the legal structure, you'll need to fulfill certain legal requirements and complete the registration process. This includes obtaining the necessary permits and licenses, such as a business permit, environmental permits (if applicable), and industry-specific licenses.

Additionally, you'll need to comply with Dutch labor laws and regulations if you plan to hire employees. This includes adhering to minimum wage requirements, providing appropriate working conditions, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. It's essential to familiarize yourself with these laws to avoid any legal issues in the future.

To register for taxes, you'll need to obtain a tax identification number (TIN) from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst). This number is required for various tax-related activities, such as filing tax returns and communicating with the tax authorities. You'll also need to register for VAT (Value Added Tax) if your annual turnover exceeds a certain threshold.


Why you should incorporate a company in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands may be a small country, but it offers a great many advantages to entrepreneurs with international ambitions. The Netherlands is the most strategic location to enter the European markets, has a good business climate and excellent possibilities from a tax perspective. The head office of the House of Companies is located in the Netherlands. From here, we can register your Dutch business in any member state of the EU. And with the help of our worldwide offices, we can help you set up local companies in, for example, Belgium, Germany, Spain and in the Middle East (Dubai, Bahrain, etc.).

The main characteristics of The Netherlands are:

  • Strategic location (ideal gateway to Europe)

  • Competitive fiscal climate

  • International business environment and unrivalled professional infrastructure

  • An attractive quality of life

  • Tax Incentives for finance activities

Did you know?

  • Netherlands has only 25% corporate tax, which is more than 10% lower than Belgium, Germany and France

  • The most popular legal entity is the Private Limited Company (BV) and it requires only € 1 share capital

  • Netherlands offers a Tax Free Investment Holding, for passive investment activities

  • Setting up a public ‘Investment Fund’ can be done in 6-8 weeks, at the most competitive prices in the world! When dealing with professional investors, no license is required.

  • Formation in The Netherlands can be done SAME DAY, including the instant opening of a bank account!

  • We have set up more than 1000 companies and you can ask House of Companies for references in over 52 countries!

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Step 1. Determine the best corporate structure


When you incorporate a Netherlands company, there are a few matters to consider, such as:

  • Do you like to protect your company assets optimally?

  • How many shareholders/investors will be involved?

  • Should each shareholder be able to freely sell its shares to third parties (or require permission?)

  • What are the tax consequences of dividend payments to the shareholder?

  • Will profits be reinvested in Netherlands?

  • Do you require a Dutch bank account?

  • And so on...

As you can notice, these matters vary from legal matters, to practical matters, like opening a Dutch bank account. The reality is, that it's becoming more and more difficult to open corporate bank accounts for international corporate structures. Therefore a ‘standalone’ company with an individual shareholder is more likely to get a bank account quickly.
While an individual shareholder might affect the withholding tax on outgoing dividends, because ‘tax treaties’ don’t apply to payments to individuals. 

In case you like to incorporate a ‘fund’ or similar, and you like to be able to freely transfer shares, the Public Company (NV) is more common. The downside of this company is that a minimum share capital of € 45.000 is required.

You can contact us for a full overview of available legal entities, and what they can mean for you. ideally we would discuss your requirements, and suggest the correct legal entity for you. We can prepare a full Entity Management Roadmap, which includes all considerations as mentioned above, that will inform you of the complete procedures, fees and taxes.
A Chapter of the Entity Management Roadmap  can be provided free of charge, based in a intake we like to schedule with you.

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Step 2. The formation of the Dutch Private Limited Company (B.V)

To begin incorporation of your Dutch BV we will require the following:

  • Your company name

  • The full name, date of birth, address and nationality of all directors

  • The full name and address of all shareholders

  • The company’s proposed business activities

Documents you are required to provide:

  • Proof of identity certified(colour copy passport, national identity card, photographic driving licence).

  • Proof of residential address, no more than 1 month old, certified (gas/electricity bill or credit/debit card bank statement )

  • If you have corporate directors or shareholders then the extract of the Registrar of Companies, showing the authorised persons, must be delivered (notarised)

  • Rental agreement of your office or flexi-desk. Read more about this requirement in the section step.

Shares and Share Capital

  • The articles of association of the BV must include transfer restrictions in respect of the transfer of shares to others other than existing shareholders, their spouses and close relatives.

  • Shares in a BV may only be transferred by deed of transfer, executed before a Dutch civil-law notary.

  • Where the shares of BV are all owned by one individual or one corporate entity, the company is required to inform the Trade Registry. The Trade Registry has to be notified of the name and residence of the shareholder within one week from the date that the company becomes aware of the single shareholder. In case of multiple shareholders, these details will not be filed (or become public) at the Trade Registry.

Involvement public notary

The incorporation procedure of a BV requires the involvement of a Dutch public notary. Under normal circumstances the incorporation can be done by proxy, so that personal attendance of the directors or shareholders is not required.

In this case the proxy, as well as the passport copy, must be legalized by a local notary. We have relations with notaries in many countries in the world. We can provide you with clear instructions for your notary, on the type of legalization that will be required.

The articles will be (and must be) drafted in the Dutch language, but we will provide a translation into English/Chinese or other language. Legalisations can be provided in English.

Minimum capital requirement for a Dutch BV

The minimum capital requirement for a Dutch BV has been abolished per 1 October 2012.
The most commonly used minimum share capital is € 100, divided into 100 shares.

The incorporation procedure of a Dutch BV

The following phases are applicable to incorporate the BV:

Phase 1: Provide draft Powers of Attorney and sign off of incorporation documents

After we have processed the required information and documents (by email) we will provide you with draft articles of incorporation of the BV and the forms and documents which will need to be provided by you for completion of the incorporation.

We will provide you with these documents with the request to approve of the draft articles and to provide the other documents/and forms required.

In case you will not visit our office to sign the documents, or provide your original KYC documents, you will need to contact a local notary or lawyer to have the documents (and signature) verified, before sending us the documents by courier.

Phase 2: Completion of the incorporation

Upon receipt of your approval of the articles and the signed documents/forms referred to above, the BV will be incorporated within 48 hours.

Phase 3: Registration with the Chamber of Commerce

The final step of the incorporation process is the registration of the BV with the Chamber of Commerce (same day service)  and the tax authorities. After the company has been registered at the Chamber of Commerce, it’s entitled to operate any activity (some activities are regulated). Most services are allowed without extra required business license, such as ‘production’, ‘import export’, ‘consultancy’, and most other services (unless its more obvious the services are regulated, such as banking, Church, University, security/detective, etc.)

In average it takes about 2-3 weeks to obtain a VAT number, sometimes it just takes 1 week. No local director is required in order to obtain a VAT number. Read more about the VAT number in Step 4.

Time frame for the incorporation of a Dutch BV

The total incorporation procedure for a Dutch BV can normally be completed in a couple of days.

For the entire procedure, including the gathering of necessary information and documentation, in our experience you should consider a period of one to two weeks. We emphasize that an accelerated procedure is possible.

Visit Required and Know Your Client

The notary in Netherlands, as well as House of Companies as incorporation agent, is legally required to properly identify the Client, and have a clear understanding on the Client's expected company activities (and corporate structure).

This means that a personal introduction by each shareholder and director is preferred. Furthermore we will ask the client to provide clear background details on his/her experience, and expected transactions and activities.

In theory, the formation of the company can be done remotely. This would require the involved persons to visit their local notary or embassy, to get their documents and signatures verified. This would mean the formation of the company will take several days longer.

When you plan a visit to our office in order to incorporate a company, please inform us of your visit at least 1 week in advance, because we need to check with several parties (bank, city council, notary) for availability.

Registration of the BV in the Trade Register

Upon incorporation the BV will be registered in the Trade register of the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce keeps the Trade Register, which contains information about all BVs (and other business entities) incorporated and/or registered in the Netherlands, like statutory name, date of incorporation, registered address, name and authority of directors.

It is noted that also the name and address of 100% shareholders is included in the Trade Register. If it is not desired to disclose the identity of the shareholder, it is recommendable to arrange for shares to be held by a Dutch or foreign third party.

The information in the Trade Register is freely accessible by the public. In day to day business the Trade Register is an important source of information for possible business partners and it is common practice in the Netherlands that the Trade Register is consulted before doing business.

IMPORTANT: Our fees do not include the registration fees at the Chamber of Commerce. This invoice (€ 100) is typically addressed to the established company within one week of registration.

Statutory Documents

Deed of incorporation

Incorporation of a B.V. takes place through the execution before a Dutch Civil Law Notary of a notarial Deed of Incorporation. The Deed of Incorporation has to be executed in the Dutch language and has to contain (i) details regarding the shares issued upon incorporation, the payment on the shares (in cash or in kind) and details regarding the incorporator(s)/shareholder(s); (ii) the appointment of the first (registered) managing directors and (optional) the first supervisory directors; and (iii) the company's Articles of Association.

It’s also required to keep a shareholders register. There is no requirement to keep a directors register. The statutory documents of the Dutch B.V therefore only include three documents:

  • Deed of Incorporation (which includes the Articles) (See Addendum A)

  • Register of Shareholders

  • Extract from the Trade Registry (also called a Certificate of Goodstanding) (See Addendum B)

Articles of Association

The company's Articles of Association are included in the same document as the Deed of Incorporation and have to contain at least the following items:

Name of the Company

The name of the company must include the indication "Besloten vennootschap" or (most common) "BV".

Registered office ("zetel") of the company

The seat must be in the Netherlands. The company's registered office does not necessarily have to be at the same place as where the actual offices are located or business is carried out.

Objects clause

This is a short description of the company's anticipated activities. It is customary for Dutch companies to have relatively short and very generally worded objects clauses to avoid any claim based on ultra vires action.

The subscribed share capital and the nominal amount of each share

The share capital must be divided into shares with a nominal (or par) value. This value must be expressed in the Articles of Association. Due to new legislation the denomination of shares does not have to be in Euros, other currencies, such as US dollars, are accepted. Different classes of shares (with different par values) may be created and included in the Articles of Association. In addition to ordinary shares, it is also possible to create other types of shares, such as preference shares (carrying financial benefits), priority shares (conferring rights of corporate control), non-voting shares and shares without a profit entitlement. Note that the minimum issued share capital for BV's of EUR 18,000 has been canceled. The share capital can be EUR 1 or even less. Generally speaking the shares must be paid up in cash or in kind.

(Optional) transfer restrictions

By law transfer restrictions with respect to the transfer of shares to others than fellow shareholders, spouses, close relatives and the company itself (third parties), are applicable. The transfer restriction by law results in the obligation of the transferring shareholder to first offer the shares to the fellow shareholders. If a transfer restriction is not required or if another substantiation of transfer restrictions is considered appropriate, these other arrangements must be included in the Articles of Association.

Financial year

The deed of incorporation may stipulate that the company's first financial year is either shorter or longer than twelve months. The maximum is 24 months minus one day. This has various tax consequences and should therefore be discussed with a Dutch tax consultant.

Management and Supervision

The B.V. must have at least one Managing Director. There are no legal requirements regarding the number, nationality or residence of managing directors. Individuals as well as legal entities can be managing directors. In addition to a Board of Managing Directors, the Articles of Association may provide for (i) a Board of Supervisory Directors, or (ii) for a one-tier Board, with Executive and Non-executive Directors to supervise the Management/Executive Directors.

Legal entities may not be supervisory directors. The company's Articles of Association have to contain specific regulations regarding the absence or the inability to act of all directors.

The Board of Managing Directors of the company, as such, is always authorized to represent the company towards third parties. In addition, unless otherwise provided for in the Articles of Association, the individual managing directors are also authorized to represent the company.

It is not uncommon for Articles of Association of Dutch Companies to provide that: (i) the signatures of a particular number or class of managing directors, acting together, are required to represent the company, and/or (ii) certain management decisions/actions are made subject to the prior approval of the General Meeting of Shareholders or the Board of Supervisory Directors.

Shareholders' meetings

There is one yearly shareholders' meeting on the approval of the annual account. Other meetings are convened as often as the Board of Directors or shareholders deem necessary. The company's Articles of Association contain specific requirements for a general meeting.

Shareholders Register

The B.V. must keep a shareholders’ register, which lists the names and addresses of all shareholders, the amount of shares they hold, and the amount paid-up on each share.

The articles of association of the B.V. must include transfer restrictions in respect of the transfer of shares to others other than existing shareholders, their spouses and close relatives.

Shares in a B.V. may only be transferred by deed of transfer, executed before a Dutch civil-law notary.


Step 3 The housing of the company

Before the incorporation of the company, you need to consider the following matters:

  • Your company will require a registered agent and a registered office address in the Netherlands, where company documents will be legally served.

  • The registered office must contain a shareholders’ register, listing the names and addresses of all shareholders, the amount of shares they hold, and the amount paid-up on each share

  • A registered agent and a registered office is included as part of our Standard Incorporation Package

In case you are planning to rent your office, even before the formation of the company, you need to make sure you provide us with the rental agreement of the office so we can register the company on this address right away.

However, such situation would be very uncommon. Almost 100% of our clients uses our Registered Office service for at least 1 year, even if they open their own warehouse or office in the meantime. This way they are certain all important mail is properly received and processed, and they avoid any (unexpected) (legal) hassles or visits (from authorities) in their own office/warehouse.

Step 4 Opening bank account


For a BV, no minimum capital requirement applies anymore, and hence, the BV does from a legal perspective no longer require a (Dutch) bank account.

During the last couple of years banks have become more stringent with regard to the procedure for opening a bank account. It is required that the directors attend to the bank in person, identify themselves and fill out the necessary forms.

We have good contacts with the major international banks in the Netherlands (like ING, ABN-AMRO, Rabobank, Deutsche Bank)) and we can coordinate this procedure for our clients.
In most cases, we can open a bank account instantly during the visit, however, this depends on the corporate structure and the nationality of the client. We also work with banks outside Netherlands, who can offer full banking facilities, which are more familiar with international structures. 

As mentioned there is no legal requirement to have a Dutch bank account, and although our primary goal is to open a bank account in Netherlands, it should be considered to have a contingency plan (such as a Swiss bank). Even if it’s just a temporary solution, especially when you are in a hurry to perform certain transactions.

Step 5 The application of the relevant tax numbers


The final step of the incorporation process is the registration of the BV with the Chamber of Commerce (same day service)  and the tax authorities.

The company needs to be registered for its Corporate Income Taxes (CIT), as well as the Value Added Tax (VAT).

In average it takes about 2-3 weeks to obtain a VAT number, sometimes it just takes 1 week (in combination with the CIT number).

The issuance of the VAT number can also depend on the corporate structure, in practice there is more difficulty for company managed by non-resident director to obtain the VAT Number. The tax authorities might ask questions about the type of activities and how/where they are performed. House of Companies can assist with the questionnaire and make sure you receive the VAT number in time.

Although you don’t need a local director obtain a VAT number, or even a bank account, it is preferred that the Company can show actual Dutch business activities. For example, the Company can show local staff members, a local warehouse, or even just local suppliers or clients the Company deals with.


Hiring employees and labor laws in the Netherlands

If you plan to hire employees for your Dutch business, it's important to familiarize yourself with the country's labor laws and regulations. The Netherlands has a highly regulated labor market, aimed at protecting employees' rights and ensuring fair working conditions.

As an employer, you'll need to comply with minimum wage requirements, which are regularly adjusted based on inflation. The current minimum wage is determined based on age and is updated every six months.

Additionally, you'll need to provide appropriate working conditions, including a safe and healthy work environment. The Dutch labor laws also regulate working hours, vacation days, maternity and paternity leave, and other employment-related matters.

It's important to have clear employment contracts in place, outlining the terms and conditions of employment. These contracts should comply with Dutch labor laws and reflect the specific needs of your business.

Business networking and support organizations

Networking and building connections are crucial for the success of any business. In the Netherlands, there are various business networking events, organizations, and platforms that can help you expand your professional network and connect with potential clients, partners, and investors.

One example is the Chamber of Commerce (KVK), which offers networking events, workshops, and other resources for entrepreneurs. The KVK also provides valuable information and support throughout the business registration process.

Another organization is the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), which supports businesses in various sectors, including international trade, innovation, and sustainability. They offer funding programs, market insights, and matchmaking services to help businesses thrive.

Furthermore, there are industry-specific associations and trade organizations that can provide networking opportunities and industry insights. These organizations often organize conferences, seminars, and other events where you can connect with like-minded professionals and stay updated on the latest trends in your industry.


Conclusion and next steps

Starting a business in the Netherlands is an exciting endeavor, filled with opportunities and challenges. By following the steps outlined in this article, you'll be well-prepared to embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

Remember to conduct thorough market research, register your company with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, choose the right legal structure, understand the Dutch tax system and obligations, secure funding, comply with labor laws, and leverage business networking opportunities.

With the right knowledge, support, and determination, you can turn your Dutch business dream into a reality. So, take the leap and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of the Netherlands. Your success awaits!


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    In many cases a local company registration requires a local business address. Especially in (Western) European countries this is very common. There are some exceptions, especially in case of a branch registration (or a representative office). A registered office address is required to receive official government letters, and in come cases also to open a local corporate bank account.
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    Yes, a business dealing on the Dutch market can also open a corporate bank account. However, this is becoming more challenging. House of Companies can inform you about European banks that can open bank accounts for any kind of European entity, without a visit to the bank required.
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