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Doing business in the Netherlands Sub-Categories

Brochures (1)
General terms and conditions (4)
Rules around terms and conditions
Limited company (26)
Limited company formation, tax obligations
Trade register Chamber of Commerce (6)
Obligation to register, what is registered
Doing business in the Netherlands Articles
What is the procedure when I want to register my UK Limited Company in the Netherlands?
Viewed 6849 times since Thu, Feb 16, 2012
Question:I would like to register a UK already existing Limited company in the Netherlands. The company belongs to me and I already live in the Netherlands.I would like to enquire about the procedure I should follow in order to prepare all the... Read More
What is a limited partnership (CV - Commanditaire Vennootschap)?
Viewed 13896 times since Fri, Nov 16, 2012
A limited partnership (CV) is a special form of the partnership under common firm (VOF). There are two sorts of partners: - active partners - limited or sleeping partners. The active partner is active as an entrepreneur. The sleeping partner stays... Read More
I am Japanese and want to set up a company in NL
Viewed 1524 times since Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Dear Sir or Madam, I am Japanese who is going to establish a company in Netherlands. I will run an import & export business. Limited company would be good for me, I think. Please let me know: much is the fee/cost to establish a company2... Read More
Which criterias do non EU-nationals have to fullfil in order to get a work permit or to open their own business?
Viewed 6512 times since Mon, Nov 28, 2011
You can find more information on the website of the Dutch Immigration Service, the IND. They have a "residence wizard" on their website. By answering a couple of short questions the website will show you what the requirements are if you want to come... Read More
I received a letter from Graydon after I registered my business. What does it say?
Viewed 1324 times since Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Graydon offers solutions in the area of credit management, risk & compliance, marketing information and debt collection.  By gathering information of businesses they can fill their database. This database is used to provide information to their... Read More
Can I set up a business while being employed?
Viewed 3266 times since Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Question: I saw your answer to a question about doing freelance work part-time while maintaining a job*. I was wondering if it Read More
Moving my company to the Netherlands
Viewed 3242 times since Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Question: Is it possible to move the statutory seat of my Portuguese company without having to merge into or incorporate a Dutch company? Answer: Based on the freedom of movement within the EU it is possible to "move" a company from ... Read More
Can I choose a business name myself?
Viewed 2566 times since Sat, Nov 5, 2011
Yes, if you set up a business you can choose a business name.   Make sure the name doesn't look like the name of another business too much, especially if the other company is offering the same services or sells the same products as yo... Read More
Which insurances may I need for my business?
Viewed 4384 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2011
Insurances for a business in the Netherlands... Read More
What is important when I am looking for a business premises?
Viewed 5603 times since Sun, Nov 27, 2011
You should ask yourself the following questions when looking for business space: Will I be starting up in my own home? If you are going to work from home, you should consider the zoning plan: Most homes are within 'residential zones'. T... Read More