9 Key sectors in the Netherlands offering interesting business opportunities

9 Key sectors in the Netherlands offering interesting business opportunities

Starting a business abroad or expanding your current business to another country might be a very lucrative step for you in many cases. The Netherlands is currently in the top list of destinations to expand to, due to many contributing and beneficial factors such as a very stable economy, membership of the European Union, fantastic…

How to open an online casino in the Netherlands?

How to open an online casino in the Netherlands?

A possibly very interesting and lucrative business idea would be to start up an online casino in the Netherlands in the near future. Until very recently, there were only 14 physical casinos in the Netherlands. These were all state-owned, meaning the private sector didn’t have any access to the casino sector. Since 2019 these conditions…

A complete guide to company acquisitions in the Netherlands

A complete guide to company acquisitions in the Netherlands

Sometimes entrepreneurs set up a company, but later find out they chose the wrong sector, didn’t invest enough in certain projects, went down a wrong road or simply underestimated their capacity for success. There are other factors that can lead to the demise of a company, such as incorrect business practices or personal problems. In…

What does Dutch BTW (VAT) mean for your business?

What does Dutch BTW (VAT) mean for your business?

If you are a foreign company with a Dutch office or subsidiary, this entails you also fall under the Dutch VAT regulations. The Dutch word for VAT is BTW; meaning the turnover tax you charge to your clients. All Dutch companies have unique VAT identification numbers, which changed for sole proprietorships on the 1st of…

Export & import in the Netherlands: a short guide
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Export & import in the Netherlands: a short guide

Many established foreign businesses in the Netherlands are focused on trade. This is no coincidence, since the Netherlands is a European Union (EU) Member State and thus, has full access to the European Single Market. That’s not the sole reason though, since the country also has many international trade agreements that facilitate swift import and…

New VAT rules for e-commerce in the EU from the 1st of July 2021
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New VAT rules for e-commerce in the EU from the 1st of July 2021

If you want your Dutch e-commerce company to do business in the entire European Union, you will have to deal with different VAT rules than those that apply if you only deliver to customers in the Netherlands. A number of basic rules apply to VAT in the EU. This includes certain threshold amounts for the…

The Netherlands is still an attractive destination: even during Corona times

The Netherlands is still an attractive destination: even during Corona times

With worldwide lockdowns and infrastructural restrictions, it proved to be very tough for many companies and entrepreneurs to keep operating on a normal scale. In the UK specifically, Brexit also makes business as usual very difficult. Due to Brexit, companies in the UK can no longer profit from the free movement of services and goods…

Opening a cannabis industry company in the Netherlands
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Opening a cannabis industry company in the Netherlands

Have you ever considered starting a company in the Netherlands in the soft drug industry? Then there are a lot of things you should know beforehand, as you otherwise might be confronted with the risk of criminal charges. The sale and possession of drugs is technically a criminal offense by law. In order to reduce…

Starting an Amazon store in the Netherlands

Starting an Amazon store in the Netherlands

The biggest e-commerce giant Amazon has become increasingly popular in the last years. Many starting and experienced entrepreneurs have started selling their goods with their own Amazon store. Since 10 March 2020, Amazon has expanded to The Netherlands. Bringing new opportunities for online vendors to start their business in the Netherlands. Bol.com is currently the…

Want to start a business in CBD oil in the Netherlands?
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Want to start a business in CBD oil in the Netherlands?

During the past decade, alternatives to modern medicine have become exponentially popular. CBD oil especially has made quite the impact on society, as a very large amount of different illnesses and symptoms can apparently be alleviated or even cured with CBD oil. Of course this has also had an impact on the commercial market, as…

Doing business in the Netherlands after Brexit

Doing business in the Netherlands after Brexit

The United Kingdom has left The European Union and European Economic zone since 1 January 2021. How does it affect your business? Many companies in The United Kingdom had regulatory access to the European Economic Area. This means that licenses could often be easily passported from the United Kingdom to Europe. Logistics we’re kept relatively…