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Doing business in the Netherlands

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As a country, the Netherlands acts as a logistics hub for Europe through the Rotterdam port and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is possible to access 95 per cent of Europe’s most lucrative consumer markets within 24 hours due to its outstanding infrastructure. This makes the Netherlands an ideal gateway for expanding your business. Next to that, the Netherlands features one of the most highly educated and multilingual workforces in Europe

Setting up a business

Dependent on the form, certain steps must be taken to set up your company in the Netherlands. Read more on how we can help you with setting up your company in Holland.


The Netherlands, a nation of traders, has always beenopen and welcoming to foreign companies. As a result, the Dutch taxation system contains a lot ofincentives that stimulate doing business. Also investment in the Netherlands and immigration of foreign employees is stimulated due to the dutch taxation.

Other advantages regarding taxation are:

  • Double taxation on international activities can usually be avoided as the Netherlands have a large tax treaty network.
  • The innovation box, together with other R&D possibilities, provides for a highly attractive tax regime for those activities.
  • Expatriates with specific expertise may also benefit from a 30 per cent tax free allowance on Dutch wage tax.

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