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Holland has long been attractive for entrepreneurs looking to establish a business due to numerous social, cultural and geographical factors. Its comparatively favorable tax climate is also an important prerequisite in the process of decision-making.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Value Added Tax has a great influence on corporate cash flows. Generally, a business can request a VAT refund for the amount it has incurred. Still, it may take several months until the tax is recovered through the periodical return. The … Read more

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 small-scale high technology infrastructure

Brainport Eindhoven attracts organizations and companies with a wide variety of technologies, top technical universities, popular Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers … Read more

According to the legislation on the types of investment vehicles that can be registered in Holland, these structures may be established as investment companies or funds. Investors intending to go through the procedure for starting a fund can register their vehicles as closed- or open-ended forms of business.

Legal entities applicable for investment funds in the Netherlands

The Dutch legislation relating to investment funds includes various acts concerning the different regulated vehicles. To give an example, funds with a closed … Read more

The Netherlands has a rare combination of characteristics that encourage international investments and form the country as a competitive and highly popular business centre.

Holland is strategically located in Western Europe, allowing investors to establish suitable bases for their shipping and trade operations. Furthermore, the outstanding infrastructure and accessibility make the country an extremely popular destination for European, American and Asian investors who have opted for setting up an office in the Netherlands.

Advantageous taxation principles

The tax system in … Read more

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 the E-commerce Foundation on the Netherlands for 2018. Wijnand Jongen, chief executive officer of Thuiswinkel.org – a Dutch electronic commerce association, stated that online … Read more

A Netherlands-based company may decide to sell shares due to the expansion of the business or as a plan to accumulate larger income. The acquired capital may be directed towards debt repayment or reinvestment in the business.

A Dutch company can sell or transfer shares only in accordance with the provisions of the Association Articles. Share transfers also require the preparation of notarial deeds. Companies can become public by entering the stock market and offering shares publicly. Only certain company … Read more

Investors who have decided to buy shares of Dutch companies are able to purchase them either directly or via a plan for dividend reinvestment. They can acquire the ownership shares of a particular company or implement a larger plan for stock investment in multiple companies.

Holland welcomes international investments and foreign companies are free to open headquarters in the country. The business climate is equally appropriate for making large investments and opening Dutch companies with the perspective to sell shares … Read more

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, the Netherlands provides many options for the establishment of innovative companies operating in any sector. The Netherlands is also referred to as ”The European Silicon Read more

The Netherlands provides a lucrative climate for foreign entrepreneurs with excellent infrastructure and a constructive strategy for international business. The corporative business environment is among the political priorities. According to Forbes, the Netherlands ranks 3rd among the world’s top business destinations for 2017.

Many foreign companies benefit from the convenient business climate in the Netherlands. Foreign companies creating jobs and contributing to the country’s economy are highly valued.

The present guide to business culture is intended to help international … Read more

The media report daily on the mind-blowing achievements of the global leader in high technology – the Silicon Valley in San Francisco. Still, they are missing something. A country that appears quite small on the map is slowly emerging as a new leader in technological innovations. Thanks to its first-class technological and scientific advancements and workforce with excellent qualifications, the Netherlands will soon rival the Silicon Valley.

The home of Philips has the best business climate for start-ups in the … Read more