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Why you should start your business in the Netherlands



The Netherlands has long been the preferred home for foreign investors. They have a stable and successful economy and one of the most open trade and investment policies in the world. That is why many international companies have established business in the Netherlands. For more information on company incorporation in the Netherlands, contact ABiLiTieS Trust.

The Netherlands has a liberal tax regime, including the “Generous Participation Exemption” – dividends and capital gains obtained are exempt from Dutch corporation tax. There is also an extensive network of double tax treaties and many other aspects of Dutch tax law, which is why you will need specialist advice if you want to start a company in the Netherlands.

The Notary in Werkendam is open to entrepreneurs from all over the world who start businesses as foreign persons. For hundreds of years, the well-being of our country has depended on international business. Therefore, in addition to speaking Dutch, all local residents are proficient users of the English language.

You are not required to come to visit the country in order to start a business in the Netherlands as a foreigner. The procedure is surprisingly simple.

How to set up a business In the Netherlands?

Opening a company in the Netherlands may require an extra effort if you are not a native speaker and do not know the language. This, of course, should not be a barrier to expanding your opportunities to open a company in the Netherlands. Our firm offers you the necessary assistance to open and maintain a business.

We have helped many foreigners to successfully complete the procedure to open a company in the Netherlands. We ensure that company formation is carried out in accordance with local regulations. Whenever possible, we attend and try to receive relevant grants and permits.

Not sure about the legal form that best suits your business? If you want to open a company in the Netherlands, we can help you clarify the liabilities owed and the taxes charged by the different entities.

Why Choose The Netherlands?

Independent companies represent the core of the country’s economy: numerous small and medium-sized business owners, called ‘Midden en Klein bedrijf’ (MKB-ers) choose to open a company in the Netherlands.

In the EU and international institutions, for example the United Nations, the WTO and the World Bank, these companies are classified as ‘Small and medium-sized enterprises / enterprises’ (SMEs / SMEs). The term is more commonly abbreviated as SME. These businesses are easy to open in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands values ​​the economic contribution of entrepreneurs and supports business owners in starting a business in the Netherlands. In 1996, the Netherlands Ministry of the Economy (Ministerie van Economische Zaken) took steps to help SMEs enter the export market. The country offers favorable conditions for smaller companies.

The Netherlands is a particularly suitable country to start your business. Among other things, due to its strategic location in Europe, the business climate, the excellent infrastructure and the highly educated population.