How to open a restaurant or bar in The Netherlands?

How to open a restaurant or bar in The Netherlands?

One of the most flourishing and successful sectors in the Netherlands is the hospitality and tourism sector. On a yearly basis, approximately 45 million people go on vacation in the country. Around 20 million of these people are foreigners, making this a booming sector that is always vibrant. There are more than 4,000 hotels in…

Dutch government & businesses increasingly accept cryptocurrency

Dutch government & businesses increasingly accept cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has gained significant attention during the past decade, mostly due to the high changeability of the market, which can also prove to be very profitable if you know what you are doing. Cryptos are intended as an alternative means of payment for regular (digital) money. You can pay in many webshops with cryptocurrency, plus…

Registration with the Dutch Tax Authorities: all you need to know

Registration with the Dutch Tax Authorities: all you need to know

If you want to set up a Dutch business, you will have to register your company with multiple governmental organizations such as the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Tax Authorities as well. It’s best to be prepared for registration, since you will have to provide a lot of documents and information in order…

Start a life science company in the Netherlands
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Start a life science company in the Netherlands

If you would like to invest time and money in the life science sector, the Netherlands offers a very innovative and stimulating base to expand your knowledge and expertise. The life science sector is continually growing and evolving in the country, due to numerous interesting interdepartmental collaborations, as well as many other sectors benefiting from…

Do you need a tax accountant for your business in the Netherlands?

Do you need a tax accountant for your business in the Netherlands?

If you are an ex-pat starting your own business, it is probable that you will have lots of questions about the tax implications. Questions will certainly arise, such as what is the right kind of legal entity to, a BV or is the “eenmanszaak” or sole trader/one-person business) a more suitable option? You may well…

The benefits of being Xero certified: simplify your online administration
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The benefits of being Xero certified: simplify your online administration

Since the start of e-commerce and a continually growing amount of online businesses, the various innovative options for handling an online administration have been booming as well. One of these successful software companies is named Xero: an online administration solution that offers easily accessible accounting software for entrepreneurs all over the world. Especially online webshops…

Checklist for closing down your Netherlands small business
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Checklist for closing down your Netherlands small business

You can always quit your business or cease trading. You do not need permission for this. There is a lot to consider with company closure (also called liquidation). But what rules and permits will you have to deal with? What are the tax implications? What should you do with your registration in the Trade Register…

Hiring staff in the Netherlands: information for foreign business owners

Hiring staff in the Netherlands: information for foreign business owners

If you have ambitions to start a Dutch company, chances are you might also have to hire employees. Of course this depends a lot on the type of business you choose. For example; if you open an e-commerce business, you might be able to take care of all business activities yourself, or with the help…

The Netherlands in favor of eliminating tax havens

The Netherlands in favor of eliminating tax havens

During the past decade, there has been an emphasis on eliminating tax avoidance by multinational corporations in the Netherlands. Due to the many benefits the country provides in terms of tax reduction opportunities, it became a tax haven for enormous oversees multinationals that abuse these rules for one single purpose: tax avoidance. Since every company…