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Comprehensive Guide to Relocating Employees to Your Dutch Office

Comprehensive Guide to Relocating Employees to Your Dutch Office

A Newcomers Guide to file your VAT Returns in the Netherlands: Filing, Deadline, and Process

A Newcomers Guide to file your VAT Returns in the Netherlands: Filing, Deadline, and Process

Starting a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) in the Netherlands: A Guide by House of Companies

Starting a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) in the Netherlands: A Guide by House of Companies

How to Start an NGO in The Netherlands: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start an NGO in The Netherlands: A Step-by-Step Guide

Understanding Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the Netherlands

Understanding Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the Netherlands

Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Netherlands is a consumption tax that is imposed on the value added to goods and services. The standard rate of VAT in the Netherlands is 21%, with reduced rates of 9% and 0% applying to certain goods and services such as food, medicine, and transportation. Businesses in the Netherlands are required to register for VAT if their turnover exceeds a certain threshold, currently set at €20,000 per year. Once registered, businesses must charge VAT on their sales, and they can also claim back VAT on their business expenses. VAT returns must be filed on a quarterly or annual basis, depending on the size of the business. The Netherlands also has specific rules for cross-border transactions and distance selling, which can impact the VAT treatment for businesses involved in international trade. Overall, VAT is an important source of revenue for the Dutch government, contributing to the funding of public services and social welfare programs.

Company Formation in the Netherlands

Company Formation in the Netherlands

Company Formation in the Netherlands is now at your fingertips, and just 2 clicks away. 

Did you know that you can already register a branch in the Netherlands at the fixed fee of 295 EUR?

Many entrepreneurs are not told by their agent about the advantages of the branch.


The process is remote, and you will obtain a company number from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, once the branch is registered, which takes several days. A one-day service is available!


The alternative way of forming a company in the Netherlands is to register a legal entity, such as the Dutch BV.


Do you already know what you want or need?

If not, this Company Formation guide is the perfect source for your research to the Netherlands. 


Our Playbooks are ideal for witty entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs who already work with an accountant in their current company.  Why work with two accountants, when you have the resources to let your local accountant deal with your Dutch tax requirements?


In this article, we'll guide you through the essential steps to get your Dutch business up and running. 


From forming your company and choosing the right legal structure to tax planning tips and accessing funding options, we've got you covered. We'll also share insights into the Dutch market, highlighting key industries and sectors with growth potential.


Not only will you gain practical advice and tips, but you'll also learn about the unique cultural and business norms that will help you thrive in the Dutch business landscape. So, if you're ready to embark on this exciting journey, let's dive in and make your Dutch ambitions a reality!

Entrepreneurs Visa in The Netherlands

Entrepreneurs Visa in The Netherlands

Obtaining residency in the Netherlands is possible, and several immigration programs are available, but based on the information that we typically receive on the leads/entrepreneur's situation, we believe it will be very hard to obtain residency as an entrepreneur.


In general it’s considered difficult to obtain an entrepreneurs via in the Netherlands unless you're planning to appoint at least 3 staff members in the first 18 months, and expect a healthy profit. The start-up visa process, and Entrepreneurs Visa process are very similar, aside from the 'innovative' aspect, it's sin both casesl about the potential to scale a business.


The first step to obtain the Self Employed Entrepreneurs Visa is to prepare a business plan.

Company Formation in Germany or Netherlands

Company Formation in Germany or Netherlands

Company formation in Netherlands and Germany can be very straightforward, and be finalized within several days.

In case of The Netherlands company, you can finalize the formation remotely , and without capital deposit. While in Germany, a visit is suggested because a bank account will also need to be opened.


There is no requirement to appoint a local director or shareholder in Netherlands or Germany.


On average, it takes ten days to set up a company in Germany:


  • Company name check with local chamber of commerce

  • Preparation of the necessary power of attorney to attend

  • the notarial deed for the incorporation (for remote formation of the company without visit to the notary)

  • Attendance of notarial deed for incorporation upon power of attorney

  • Assistance with the preparation of the articles of association


In the first year there are certain (legal) issues that need to be taken care of, such as:


- Opening of a Bank Account

- Application of a VAT Number

- Translation and processing of incoming mail to the registered office (which is in Dutch or German)

- Dealing with the Tax authorities/Chamber of Commerce (concerning the formation of the new company, etc.)

Become a Travel Agency

Become a Travel Agency

Are you planning to start a travel agency in the Netherlands? This might be easier than you think! There is no license requirement in the Netherlands, although there are some matters to consider. Since the Corona outbreak, there has been a massive shift in this industry.


The tourism industry is one of the largest economic sectors worldwide. The number of holidays in the Netherlands, despite the current economic crisis, will grow to around 40 million in 2015, a growth of 13.8% compared to 2007 (source: NBTC-NIPO Research).



Competition in tourism is high, and there has been a scaling up for several years: the smaller players on the market are being pushed aside by their larger competitors, but there will always be room for niche players. Technological developments such as the rise of the Internet have changed the travel industry definitively. The customer has a lot of choice via internet and so-called direct sellers. For traditional travel agencies, the combination with the internet is of vital importance. A travel agency will mainly have to distinguish itself through good service provision and the delivery of customization.

Open an Amazon Traders account

Open an Amazon Traders account

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Get a Bol.com traders account

Increase your share capital

Increase your share capital

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