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How to open a company in the Netherlands

· Company Formation,Business Coach,Trends

We are an expert in the formation of a Dutch company based in Amsterdam. If you are interested in setting up a company in the Netherlands, please contact us immediately for prices, conditions and paperwork. We are here to assist you, and our representatives will help you with your business as soon as possible.

Our Dutch company formation experts can help foreign investors who want to open a company in this country.

What kind of company can you open in the Netherlands?

If you are interested in doing business in the Netherlands with a minimum share capital of 1 Euro, you can register for such a company. There are a number of requirements related to the board of directors and local company headquarters, which are “substantial” requirements described by local regulations, and our company On Demand International is able to provide all necessary services. Foreign merchants who register as Dutch BV as a holding company can benefit from assistance from a trusted company that can provide company secretarial services.

How soon can I join my Dutch company?

The process of starting a business in the Netherlands can be done quickly within two weeks, especially if the client visits the country's procedures. The actual approval of the Dutch Trade Registry was given within a few days, but the necessary documentation certification took the most time.

What is the procedure for company formation in the Netherlands?

Foreign entrepreneurs who want to open a company in the Netherlands must follow a specific procedure, which would mean the following steps:

  • Propose three company names, one of which will be selected and retained as the trademark name of the Dutch company;
  • Drafting and notarizing the registration documents of new companies (if any documents need to be translated, they must also be notarized);
  • Submit documents to the Dutch Companies Registry and register for tax and VAT;
  • Register employment and social security purposes, including pension funds with the same tax authority;
  • Apply to the company's activated industry authorities for the necessary business license.

Steps to register a company in the Netherlands

Step 1
Provide all the necessary information for our company to do business in the Netherlands:

  • Complete information about future Dutch company shareholders and directors
  • Copy of the Director passport
  • For foreign companies, they must be extracted from their national trade registry;
  • Required social capital, which in the case of the Dutch BV is 1 euro.

Step 2

Visit a Dutch notary to sign a company registration document and send the original to our company's address in Amsterdam. In the latter case, these documents will be provided by our office and must be properly legalized. However, in this case, you do not have to visit the Netherlands.

Step 3

Our company will apply to the Dutch Trade Registry for registration.
Before the company registration process begins, the applicant must verify the uniqueness of the product name. The name can then be retained and the investor will receive a certificate for that name. After that, he must open a bank account and deposit the minimum capital share. The next step is the notarization of the company's registered notarial certificate, signed and drafted by the notary.

Foreign companies that register companies in the Netherlands usually consider the costs associated with them. When doing business in the Netherlands, the following costs must be considered:

Company formation costs in the Netherlands

Dutch Economic Profile

Due to the country's stable industry and economy, foreign investors have chosen to do business in the Netherlands. The main industrial activity in the Netherlands is the food industry. In the past few decades, millions of foreign traders have come to the Netherlands to start a company that has contributed to the country's economic growth.


Almost a third of foreign investors have decided to establish a private company in the Netherlands, mainly manufacturing. However, the motor industry, as well as engineering products, chemicals, oil and construction are also highly developed. Nevertheless, due to the good relations between the Netherlands and the countries of the world, especially Germany, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, the Netherlands is very attractive to the formation of the company.


Please contact us to get help with setting up a company in the Netherlands.

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