October 22, 2021

Starting a Business in Holland

Who can begin a business in the Holland? What are the Dutch legal structures for companies? How to open a company in Holland as an expatriate? How to set up an international business corporation.? Summarized in one sentence: what is involved in establishing a company in Holland?

Company type

There are several ways in which registering a firm in Holland can be initiated. You could either get a private limited company or you can go the other way and establish a private partnership. If you decide to do the private limited company route, there are specific legal forms that have to be complied with. These include the Memorandum and Articles of Association. All other formalities have to be carefully considered, prior to initiating proceedings, before proceeding.


The first and most important requirement for starting a business in the Holland is to find out if your home country has got an effective system of tax exemption. If it does, you can establish an offshore company or an address in your home country. If no exemption has been applied for, then you have to look at other means of establishing an address, which may not be a residence, but which is legally appropriate to the company you wish to establish. For example, a post office box or a shopping bag shop in your country can be a suitable place for your company registration, though it may attract higher taxation.

Articles of Assocation

Next, there are the Memorandum and Articles of Association. This is the most vital document for starting a business in the Holland, because it forms the basis of all the future agreements between you and the suppliers and/or the clients of your company. Therefore, the contents of this document must be absolutely accurate and complete. There are numerous Dutch law libraries that offer assistance to individuals and organizations in this matter. Moreover, consult a member of the Amsterdam city council for the exact content of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, which should include the name of the author as well as the contact details of the author, together with the registration date and any revisions that have been made.

Business Toolkit

Then there is the Business Toolkit. This comprises all the documents, which are required by the Dutch company. For example, there are the Income Tax declaration, the Memorandum and Articles of Association, as well as the Companies’ Registration. If one of these requirements are missing from the checklist, one should consider contacting the authorized representative of the bank or the Dutch National Office to inquire about the missing information. Consult a lawyer or an attorney before proceeding with registering a company in Holland, because there are laws involved, which may cause legal complications.

There is also the register of companies, which is considered as another important document in the Holland process of establishing a new business. This is known by the name of the register of companies Dutch. The register contains all the details about a particular company, including its designation, nature of business, number of shares, and its capital. These documents are collected by the Dutch branch of the Euro Disney Company from the offices of the registrant of the company. The business toolkit, the income tax declaration, the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and the register of companies dutch can be easily obtained from some official websites of the National Board of Dutch Companies (NODA NLD), who provide assistance to individuals and companies in this matter. Reach out to Intercompany Solutions for more details.