Collaborating

Set up a company in the netherlands

The Netherlands has become the home of international start-ups or scale-up companies due to the various benefits that this country offers.

How to open a company in the Netherlands?

Becoming self-employed or creating a company or group of companies can be a difficult job with many obstacles in the Netherlands.

 

Especially, if you consider that you may have to dive into a number of regulations and information which is mostly drafted in Dutch. Avoid becoming lost in translation and confusing laws. Get in touch with Bucare.

 

In summary, opening a company in the Netherlands entails the following:

 

  1. Define the most convenient type of company according to the project or business model.

  2. Fill out the form prepared by Bucare according to the chosen type of company.

  3. Deliver the required documents, including identification of the founders or shareholders.

  4. Fill out and sign the forms on the declaration of Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and the Ultimate Beneficial Owner.

  5. Submit the documentation for the incorporation of the company before the Notary

  6. Sign the deed of incorporation and bylaws of the company before the Notary.

  7. Register the Company with the Chamber of Commerce (“KvK” in Dutch).

  8. Deposit the capital of the company in the bank account created for the company.

 

The steps described above seem to be easy, but, in reality, each one contains several requirements and rules which must be carefully considered so as not to make mistakes and delay the process.

 

Bucare Consultancy offers our clients the facilities in the constitution of the company, in your own language and with specialized commercial advice with more than 12 years of work experience, so that your business project is solid from the beginning.

Do you want to set up a company easily, quickly and in your own language in the Netherlands?

Why set up a business in the Netherlands?

In addition to having the largest port in Europe, the Netherlands has an strategic location which serves as the main gateway to a market of more than 170 million consumers within a radius of 500 km.

 

Setting up a company in the Netherlands will definitely boost your business and will provide you with interesting tax advantages.

Advantages of setting up a company
in the Netherlands

One of the advantages of creating a company in the Netherlands is the liberal tax regime which provides greater benefits in taxes applied to profits and dividends. ​

For example, the Netherlands has one of the lowest tax rates for corporate tax in Europe, this year is 15% (with a profit of up to 395,000 EUR). ​

 

There is also a  30% discount on your personal income tax for individuals if you are a foreigner (european and non-european citizen). ​

 

On top of that, there are commercial and labor benefits that you can request depending on your type of business. If you want to know more about the advantages of opening a business in the Netherlands <--- Clic Here

Types of Companies in the Netherlands

  • Sole proprietorship (Eenmanszaak)

  • General or commercial partnership (VOF or vennootschap onder firma)

  • Association of Professionals (Maatschap)

  • Limited partnership or limited cooperation (CV or commanditaire vennootschap)

  • Limited Company (BV or besloten vennootschap)

  • Public Companies in the Netherlands (NV or naamloze vennootschap)

  • Dutch Foundations (Stichting)

  • Associations (Vereniging)

  • Cooperatives (Coöperatie)

 

Considering that the Netherlands offers a wide variety of options for setting up a company, it is  paramount to define the type of company that suits your business model.

Do you want to know which is the most convenient company for your business model?

Requirements to open a company in the Netherlands

One of the most striking features is that it is not necessary to be domiciled in the Netherlands to open your own company or your own bank account.

We summarize the necessary requirements to establish the most common types of companies in the Netherlands:

 

Requirements for Limited Companies (Besloten Vennootschap)

  • No nationality requirements for shareholders.

  • As a company director, you are not obliged to live in the Netherlands .

  • The minimum shared capital is €0.01 by a deposit in the bank.

  • The accounts must be audited and delivered to the Chamber of Commerce.

Requirements for Sole Proprietorship or Self-Employed (Eenmanszaak)

  • No nationality requirement for the founder

  • Register with the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Keep books and records of business operations up to date.  It is recommended to hire an accountant.

Requirements for General or Commercial Partnership (VOF or Vennootschap Onder Firma)

  • No nationality requirement for the founder

  • Prepare a partnership agreement, recommended. 

  • Keep books and records of business operations up to date.  It is recommended to hire an accountant.

 

Requirements for Foundations (Stichting):

  • No nationality requirement.

  • No minimum amount required for the registration of the share capital. 

  • Legalize the foundation before the Notary and register before the Business Register.

Open a branch in the Netherlands

 

Opening a branch in the Netherlands is a great idea for any foreign company at a very low cost. There is no requirement to register with the Chamber of Commerce as a separate entity. In fact, a branch is considered as an entity that depends entirely on its parent company.

 

To open a branch in the Netherlands, it is necessary to define whether it will be a permanent or non-permanent establishment.

How is the process of setting up a company with us?

Show us your project or business plan and we will advise you accordingly..

 

In the Netherlands there are so many facilities to start your business that we can even provide you with a registration with express service in 3 days.

 

Our service includes the costs of:

 

  • Notary

  • Registrations

  • Advice to open a bank account. 

 

Get in contact with us to verify if you should register your company as a sole proprietorship or as a limited company and financial holding company (Holding), if convenient.

FAQs

How much does it cost to set up a company in the Netherlands?

The minimum share capital will depend on the type of company to choose. Since, the capital to be contributed for the constitution of a company in the Netherlands can be stipulated from a minimum (0 EUR) to (45,000 EUR)

 

If you have doubts as to which type of company (business name) is best for you according to your business model, contact us and we in Bucare will help you.

How much does it cost to set up a company in the Netherlands?

The country offers various company options, so it is important to choose the one that best suits the company's business model. Example of options:

- Limited Company (BV): only one euro cent is necessary.

- General or commercial partnership (VOF or vennootschap onder firma): Capital (0 EUR) is not necessary. The partner can also contribute in kind or work.

- Limited partnership or limited partnership (CV or commanditaire vennootschap): There is no minimum fixed capital. The capital partner can contribute as much capital as is necessary for the company's business model.

 

If you have doubts about which company is best suited to your business, contact our advisors.

How much does it cost to open a Foundation in the Netherlands?

Dutch Foundations (Stichting): They do not have a minimum initial capital stipulated by law. Which can be non-profit or commercial purpose.

If you want to know more about foundations and regulations in the Netherlands, contact one of our advisors.

What is the minimum capital investment to set up a public company in the Netherlands?

Public companies in the Netherlands or better known as (NV or naamloze vennootschap) must have a minimum capital of 45,000 EUR.


If you are interested in setting up a public company in the Netherlands, contact our advisors for more information on the advantages of this legal figure

How much does it cost to set up a cooperative or association in the Netherlands?

- Cooperatives (Coöperatie): There is no minimum capital required by law.

- Association of professionals (Maatschap): Like the VOF, no capital is required (0 EUR). In this type of company each partner contributes with his profession and work.

- Associations (Vereniging): There is no minimum capital required by law. Contact our advisors to learn more about these legal figures

Are you interested in opening a company in the Netherlands?