If you plan to open a cafe, a restaurant or a hotel in Holland, there are numerous regulations and rules you have to comply with. This guide will help you to determine quickly the scope of your obligations.

The present plan is only a guideline. There might be other relevant obligations not mentioned here. Please, contact us, if you need further information.

Check if you meet the requirements for a long-term stay in Holland

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The Netherlands has a large network of agreements for avoidance of double taxation providing tax advantages to international investors establishing companies there. Among these agreements is the treaty with the USA. The first convention for the avoidance of double taxation between Holland and the USA was signed in 1992. Its first amendment dates from 1993.

Our local consultants specializing in company establishment can provide you with additional information about the Dutch tax system.

Scope of the double tax treaty

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Holding companies are among the most advantageous business entities in the Netherlands due to the beneficial tax regime they are under. Furthermore, Dutch holdings are globally recognized for the conveniences they offer to both foreign and local shareholders.

Investors should keep in mind that holdings are established in order to gather diverse assets of separate companies under a common umbrella. Our Dutch specialists in company formation are ready to assist international entrepreneurs planning to incorporate local holding companies.

Corporate tax

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Selling services or products online requires more than just creating a website. First of all, you have to register a company at the Trade Registry of the Dutch Commercial Chamber (KvK) and choose a name for your domain, then keep financial records and make payments for income and value-added tax (BTW). Starting an online shop in the Netherlands involves compliance with different regulations and rules, including particular requirements for selling online. The present guide will help you figure out what … Read more

The open economy in the Netherlands welcomes international entrepreneurs. The Dutch market is constantly growing and offers plenty of trade opportunities in all economic sectors.

Why invest in the Netherlands

Although small, the Netherlands is a wealthy country and its business climate allows companies to check the feasibility of their products before exporting them worldwide. Most Dutch people speak English well and welcome new products and ideas. This is why Holland is often perceived as a gateway to the European … Read more

The life expectancy in the Netherlands is approximately 81 years. Studies also show that the country has the happiest children and the tallest population worldwide. The national healthcare system established 150 years ago is easily accessible and recognized all over the world. With good collaboration between the industries and scientific institutions, dedicated clusters and robust links between research, business creation and production, the national sector of Health and Life Sciences maintains its competitiveness in the world industry.

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Historically, The Netherlands has been known as a European trade centre and as the maritime link between the Old Continent and North and South America, Asia, and Africa. In order to maintain its status, the country has been working to achieve an even better, friendlier business climate and attract international investors. The efforts are paying off, as currently Holland is the EU base of 2100+ companies from North America, and counting. Why is Holland such an attractive country for doing … Read more

The Dutch economy is prosperous, advanced and open for international investments. Holland is also among the oldest and most trustworthy business partners of the United States. The historical roots of this relationship can be traced to the Revolutionary War.

The tax system in the Netherlands offers incentives to encourage business and innovation activities. The favourable business climate does not bring benefits only to Dutch entrepreneurs. Holland is open to international investments and has become the home of many skilled foreign … Read more

The creative industry of the Netherlands is gaining international recognition and is famous for its achievements in the fields of interior design, architecture, gaming and fashion. Creative companies work on the development of exciting new services, products, systems, strategies, work methods and ideas. They have the ability to consider complex issues in new, refreshing ways. As a result, creative businesses develop superior innovations of popular and controversial services and products.

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Rotterdam offers international corporations a rewarding, internationally oriented and stable business climate. The second biggest city in the Netherland is more than a good choice for establishing a business. Rotterdam offers great quality for your money and represents a gateway to the European market.

The Netherlands is internationally oriented

Holland is an internationally oriented European country. People of any nationality are welcome to work and live here. Rotterdam hosts more than 170 nationalities (> 30 000 immigrants) that give it … Read more