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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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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

Holland is a global leader in water management. Over the years the nation has perfected its means for flood protection, water treatment and supply. The Dutch are maritime engineers and build ships, including utility vessels and superyachts. Their expertise is needed all over the world. The Netherlands is the main supplier of systems for sustainable water supply and production, and reintroduction (after collection and treatment) of “waste” water. In the sector, there are several significant engineering firms operating globally. The … Read more

The Netherlands is among the leading exporters of food and agricultural products worldwide due to its innovations in agri-food technology. The sector offers a reliable source of safe and healthy food produced using nature- and environment-friendly methods.

In case you are in interested in establishing a business in the agriculture and food sector of the Netherlands, please contact our agents specialised in company formation. They will provide you with legal advice and additional information on how to set up a Read more

International companies planning to establish presence on the Dutch market at a low cost can open local branches. The branch does not have a legal personality and is considered an extension to the international company. Therefore the parent company established abroad is liable for all of its actions.

The operations of Dutch branches are managed by representatives of the parent companies by virtue of a PoA (Power of Attorney).  The branch has to carry out the same operations as its … Read more

The worldwide transport of goods increases in distance and volume every day. The Netherlands plays a major role in the world market thanks to its developed logistics.

If you are interested in starting a logistics company in the Netherlands, please contact our incorporation agents. They will provide you with further information on opening a company in the Netherlands and legal advice.

A world trade centre

Logistics relates to the expertise and knowledge necessary for effective planning, performance and streaming of … Read more

The Dutch high technology industry is one of the most inventive worldwide due to the modern facilities and the innovations in the field of development and research. The Dutch high-tech products and expertise are in high demand and are subject to global export.

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If a group of individuals wants to fulfil a particular goal, for example, all members want to participate in a given sport, make music or improve a shopping area, they have the option to establish an association (vereniging) that is a type of legal entity.

Main characteristics of the Dutch association

  • Associations in the Netherlands should have at least two members.
  • All association members are entitled to a vote.
  • The Members Meeting (Ledenvergadering) has exclusive authority and power.
  • The Members
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