The number of foreign businesses in the Netherlands keeps growing steadily

VAT in the Netherlands

Setting up a business means you will have to make a staggering amount of choices. This is not unusual of course, since there’s simply many options to choose from. Like the specific services you will be offering, the languages you will be working in, your business address and possible office space and the company that […]

Significant amendments to the law in Holland in 2019

Article 23 Dutch VAT Deferment License

On the 31st of December, 2018, when the clocks struck midnight, a variety of new regulations and rules came into force with the beginning of 2019. Learn about the changes in effect from the 1st of January, 2019. Amendments affecting families In 2019 several amendments relevant to families were introduced. One of them is the […]

Amsterdam is not the best city in the Netherlands for expatriates

Amsterdam, being Holland’s capital, is the obvious choice for expats, but surprisingly it does not offer them the best living and working conditions in the country. The Expat Insider 2018 City Ranking of InterNations puts The Hague at the top of the list. The InterNations Expat Insider City Ranking for 2018 In 2018 InterNations conducted […]

The challenges of starting entrepreneurs


Starting an own business comes with challenges, many starting entrepreneurs have to make alot of personal sacrifices in the first years of starting their business. It is not always easy for starters to accomplish their goals, or to make a business that is self sustainable. In this article we will discuss some of the common […]

Excise duty and customs in Netherlands

The businessman puts a stamp on the contract

European Union Customs Union Businesses importing goods from third countries into the EU and Holland, in particular, need to declare the goods at the customs. Some imports are subject to VAT and customs taxes. Due to the established Customs Union the whole EU is considered one territory with respect to customs policies. Therefore, in general, […]

Move your business idea to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit drawbacks

Have you been thinking about starting a company? But has the whole Brexit situation left you confused and a bit unmotivated? Don’t worry; you are not the only one. Many start-ups as well as already existing business owners in the UK are contemplating their next move, figuratively as well as literally speaking. Most business owners […]

How to set up a business as a young entrepreneur

If you ever dreamed about setting up an your own business as a young entrepreneur, the Netherlands might just be the place to initiate your endeavor. Not only will you have access to the entire European single market, but this technologically advanced country offers many benefits that will quickly help your business grow. There are […]

Brainport Eindhoven: Ten solutions for IT and high-tech businesses

Brainport Eindhoven is a combination of high tech campuses and businesses. The collaboration between commercial entities and Universities providing theoretical knowledge has proven a fertile ground for innovation. Eindhoven is famous for its Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven is also known for major technology companies based in Eindhoven, such as Philips and ASML. A complete […]

The Dutch E-commerce can Reach 25 Billion in 2018


Last year the Dutch electronic commerce was worth €22.5 billion and can grow to approximately €25 billion before the start of 2019, showing an 11% increase. This rate of expansion is a bit slower compared to the 13% increase in the Dutch electronic commerce turnover reported for 2017. These conclusions are based on the report of […]

Top Startup Cities in the Netherlands

Establish a Holding BV Company in The Netherlands

Thanks to its history of innovations and exceptional digital infrastructure Holland hosts the largest ecosystem for start-ups in Europe. In fact, as reported in the 2016 Start-up Scoreboard of the EDF, the country has the most beneficial business climate for start-ups in the European Union. With 10+ start-up and technology centres in a ninety-minute radius, […]

Cryptocurrency Regulations in the Netherlands

Cryptocurrency Regulations in the Netherlands

The increasing popularity and global growth of cryptocurrencies have resulted in questions regarding the regulatory status of this novel financial phenomenon. Cryptocurrencies are entirely virtual and organized via a network called a blockchain. This is a register keeping secure records of all completed transactions. The blockchain is practically controlled by no one, as it is […]