Opening a company in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the best countries to expand your business. Because of multiple benefits, a lot of entrepreneurs choose to start a business in this country. In this article, I will tell you more about opening a Dutch company.

Different kinds of company

Most foreign entrepreneurs start a Dutch BV when they want to start a company over here. One of the main reasons for this is that the Dutch BV does not require to be resident in the country. A BV also does not have personal liability when the company is bankrupted. But there are more types of companies you could open:

  • The ‘eenmanszaak’. This is a private company as a self-employed individual.
  • A foundations (stichting)
  • A private partnership
  • Cooperation and Association

Business Registration

When you open a company in the Netherlands, the business needs to be registered in the KVK. When you have a Dutch BV, you will need to follow the next steps:

  1. Prepare relevant documentation and send this to your incorporation agent
  2. The agent will check those documents and de company name
  3. The agent will send the checked documents to a notary
  4. This notary incorporates your Dutch BV
  5. The notary publishes the deeds to the KVK
  6. You will get a special KVK-number
  7. You need to get a Dutch business bank account
  8. Pay the share capital to the company account

With those easy steps, you can start a company in the Netherlands. For some foreign people, it might be quite difficult to follow those steps because they do not know the language or culture in the Netherlands. For those companies, it might be useful to take a look at Intercompany Solutions have helped a lot of foreign entrepreneurs to start their company in the Netherlands.