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The Dutch Branch: A Popular Alternative to Firm24's Dutch BV

The business landscape is ever-changing, with new opportunities emerging for entrepreneurs to explore. One such opportunity that has gained significant traction is the Dutch branch, a business structure that has proven to be a popular alternative to the Dutch BV offered by Firm24. This article will delve into why you should consider House of Companies as a reliable partner to establish your Dutch branch.

Why House of Companies over Firm24?

House of Companies offers an innovative approach to business formation, tailored to meet the needs of today's global entrepreneurs and startups. Our core product is 'Entity Management', offered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. As part of our Entity Management membership, we provide free branch registration along with a guaranteed bank account opening. With us, you can break free from traditional company formation agents and lawyers, and run your company as you please.

The Dutch Branch: Ideal for Global Entrepreneurs and Startups

A Dutch branch is a business structure that serves as an extension of an overseas company. Unlike a subsidiary, a branch is not a separate legal entity. Instead, it operates under the laws of the parent company's home country, while still being registered in the Netherlands. This makes it a flexible and cost-effective option for entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations into the Netherlands.

Understanding the Dutch Branch

Before delving into why the Dutch branch is a popular alternative to Firm24's Dutch BV, it's crucial to understand what a Dutch branch entails. A Dutch branch is essentially an extension of your overseas headquarters. It operates under the same laws as your headquarters, meaning you don't have to navigate Dutch laws when managing your branch.

Breaking Down the Dutch Branch Registration Process

The Dutch branch registration process is simple and straightforward. Typically, the branch is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, where it receives a separate Company Number. For such registration, a Dutch registered office address is usually used, which House of Companies can provide in any city in the Netherlands.

Why Choose the Dutch Branch over the Dutch BV?

Two main reasons make the Dutch branch a more attractive option for global entrepreneurs than the Dutch BV offered by Firm24:

  1. Simpler and Cheaper: The procedures for non-Dutch founders have become increasingly complex with local legal entities like the Dutch BV. However, the Dutch branch registration process is simpler, cheaper, more flexible, and easier to dissolve.

  2. Tax Advantages: The Dutch branch doesn't pay any withholding tax on dividends, making it a more tax-efficient option.

Disadvantages of the Dutch BV

While the Dutch BV may seem like a viable option, it comes with its set of disadvantages. These include higher costs due to the involvement of a notary, limitations to structuring, and a less popular reputation compared to a branch. In addition, the parent company's law remains applicable when registering a branch in the Netherlands, leading to a better understanding of overseas responsibilities.

The House of Companies Difference

House of Companies has developed an Entity Portal where you can easily order your branch, which can be registered remotely. With our portal, you can track the progress online, apply for a VAT number in the Netherlands, open a payment account, rent an office, employ staff members, and more. We offer you the flexibility and control you need to manage your business effectively.

The Power of Entity Management

Our Entity Management solution is location and agent independent, allowing you to break free from company formation agents and lawyers, and run your company as you please. This means you can manage all your business' entities from a single platform. Moreover, you can also easily comply with local regulations and requirements for your Dutch branch, such as registering employees for social insurance.

A Community of Global Entrepreneurs

At House of Companies, we do more than just help you establish your branch in the Netherlands. We have built a community of global entrepreneurs, providing a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. By choosing us, you're joining a community of like-minded individuals driven by the same entrepreneurial spirit.


With the Dutch branch emerging as a popular alternative to Firm24's Dutch BV, more global entrepreneurs and startups are considering this business structure. House of Companies offers you an easy, cost-effective, and flexible solution to establish and manage your Dutch branch. By choosing us, you're not just getting a service provider but an essential partner in your entrepreneurial journey.