How to start business in Netherlands

How to start business in Netherlands

Are you interested in how to start a business in the Netherlands?

Dike International can assist in how to open business in the Netherlands. We are the company formation service provider in the Netherlands. It’s not required to come or live in the Netherlands to open your company. All can be done on distance but off course it’s allowed to come here to to business in the Netherlands and the Schengen area in Europe. You will have free acces to the Schengen countries.

How to start business in Netherlands?

The most usual chosen entity is the BV company. The only legal requirement is that the BV has a registered address in the Netherlands. The BV is divided into shares which are owned by the shareholder(s). These shares can easily be transferred. A BV company also needs at least one director. The shareholder(s) and director(s) don’t have to be Dutch residents.

What do we need for a Netherlands company formation?
  • If the shareholder(s) and director(s) is (are) an individual, we need from each individual:
    • copy of the passport
    • Proof of the living address not older than 2 months, like a gas or electricity bill
    • marital status: married or unmarried
  • If the shareholder(s) and director(s) is (are) a company, we need from each company:
    • an original extract from the foreign trade register. If the director(s) is (are) not mentioned in this document, than we need a legal opinion from a notary in that country stating who the director(s) is(are) of the Ltd and their legal capacity.  If the director (or one of the director) is another company then we also need an extract from the foreign trade register of this company. This goes on until (all of) the director(s) is a “natural person”.
    • UBO-declaration
    • a copy of the deed of incorporation of the company.
How to start a small business in the Netherlands?

This has the same as above. Large companies and small companies mostly are a B.V. company in the Netherlands. So only for € 950 you can open a small business, which has the outer appearance of a large business in the Netherlands and Europe. Please contact us to advise best how to start a small business in the Netherlands.

Set up your company in Holland within 5 working days?

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Our services

  • Personal driver available to pick you up from a designated place for a half day
  • Extra local substance (usefullfor the VAT registration)
  • Translation services
  • Assistance when abroad
  • Social Security number obtaining
  • Ensuring the paperwork of the company is sent on time
  • One sole contact person within the organization
  • No fines, everything will be sent on time to the Dutch government

We can assist you in making a branch registration of your company in the Netherlands. For this option please fill in our contact form for individual advice.

We can help you to set a business bank account for your Dutch company. For foreign owners of a Dutch company it can be more complex to open a company bank account. Set Up Your Dutch Company knows and has numerous  Bank contacts and solutions to assist in getting a bank account for your company within the Netherlands.

We can also obtain a Dutch VAT number for Dutch and foreign companies.
If you would like be able to issue invoices from your Dutch company, you will need an active VAT number. Set Up Your Dutch Company can assist you with this process, and it usually takes up to 1 to a maximum of 5 weeks to receive this number.

Set Up Your Dutch Company can also arrange an EORI number, in just one day after your VAT number is active.

With an EORI, your company can import from Europe and export to Europe. The EORI number is an unique identification number that companies are required to use when exchanging data with Customs from all EU Member States. Under this heading you will find information on subjects including how to apply for an EORI number and how to obtain the EORI number of others.

Our company can provide all the necessary requirements for a Dutch company. The services provided are:

  • Administration services
  • Annual filing of documents etc.
  • VAT services
  • Intra Community Transaction services
  • Tax services
  • Company income tax/Corporate Tax Forms

We can also assist with the basics of setting up your new business/ company by helping you with your business plan . This includes a marketing Plan and a Financial Plan.