Netherlands

The Netherlands has long been a favourite home for foreign investors. It has a stable and successful economy and a trade and investment policy that’s one of the most open in the world.

That’s why thousands of international companies have opened up in the Netherlands – contact us to find out how to join them.

The Netherlands has a liberal tax regime including generous participation exemption – dividends received and capital gainsrealised are exempt from Dutch corporate income tax.

There’s also an extensive network of double-taxation treaties. There are many other aspects of Dutch tax law, but as always, you will need specialist advice. We can put you in touch with one of our local specialists in tax planning . There are four major kinds of business entity, and they are as follows:

  • public limited company (NV)
  • private limited company (BV)
  • partnerships
  • branches

Amsterdam is one of the world’s top financial centres and most international banks have offices there. The Netherlands has several specialist agencies that provide business funding.

The National Investment Bank focuses on medium and long term lending, equity investment and capital market activities and the Industrial Fund provides risk-bearing capital to the larger high-tech companies. You will need to open a bank account in The Netherlands and we can advise you on this.