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Netherlands Company Registration

The key features of a Netherlands Company Formation are:

  • There is no withholding tax on dividends
  • There are no nationality requirement for shareholders
  • The Dutch Government has little interference with businesses
  • At least 1 Director and 1 Shareholder are required
  • There is no minimum Share Capital
  • A visit to Netherlands is required to form your company
  • Shareholders liability is restricted to their individual capital contribution

The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, lying mainly in Western Europe, but also including three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, and Germany. The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.

The most common type of company that is formed in Netherlands is a Dutch Besloten Vennootschap (BV) Limited by Shares Company. This type of company is a legal entity that is separate from the individuals who run it. Incorporating in the Netherlands is very attractive for foreign investors and businesses.

To request a free consultation about your Netherlands company formation with our experienced team, please call us on +44 (0)1302 729041 or email Alternatively, use the live chat facility on our website.

What's included for £2499.00

  • Netherlands Company Formation
  • Netherlands Government Registration Fees
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Register of Directors
  • Register of Shareholders

The Registered Office service is not included in our quoted price. If you do not have an address in the Netherlands, please contact us for a price.

Kindly note that this price only applies to Dutch Companies which will have a presence in the Netherlands.

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Offshore Bank Account

After forming your company you may wish to open an Offshore Business Bank Account. CFS International Formations have a close working relationship with many Offshore Bank Accounts.
The Banks we have chosen to work with meet our high standards of confidentiality has a high reputation and offers a wide range of banking services which we believe will best suit your requirements.

To apply for an Offshore Bank Account, you will need to comply with the identification requirements. Like us, the Bank must ensure they are complying with the authorities, as this will help to reduce the chances of Money Laundering.

Listed below are the Accounts we are able to offer you for your Netherlands Company:

Initial Deposit Timescale (working days) Visit to country required? Price
Mauritius Bank Account 5,000 GBP 3-5 No £400.00 More Info >
Monetary Account 250 EUR 1 No £49.95 More Info >
Puerto Rico Bank Account 500 USD 3-5 No £450.00 More Info >


Once we have received all the required identification documents, the Netherlands company formation process will take approximately 6-7 working days.

Why Form a Company in Netherlands

Netherlands company formations are becoming more popular. One of the main reasons behind this is the Dutch government has little interference with businesses. This allows companies to run exactly how they wish within the guidelines and the government does not attempt to control the company as they do in some other jurisdictions.

There is a minimum of one director and shareholder within the company, who can be any nationality.

Dutch BV Companies are a great advantage to overseas residents who do not have the capabilities of travelling to another country. A visit to Netherlands is required to be able to form the company. These are all great reasons to choose the Netherlands as your Jurisdiction.  

Tax Information for your Netherlands Company Registration

The Netherlands have a liberal tax system. This includes the large network of double-taxation treaties.

The corporation tax rate depends on the taxable amount. The rate is 20-25% however, the effective corporate tax rate can be much lower. Please see below further information:

  • If the taxable amount is less than 200,000 EURO the tax rate is 20%
  • If the taxable amount is 200,000 EURO or higher, the tax rate is 25%

There are many other aspects of Dutch tax law that could be covered, but it would be advised that you seek specialist advice.

Company Name

A Dutch BV company name can be in any language using the English alphabet. However, you may be required to provide an English or Dutch translation to ensure that the name abides by the rules and regulations. The company name must not be the same as or similar in any way to an existing company name in the Netherlands. It must not be offensive or offending against moral principles.

Directors, Shareholders and Secretary

Director’s names are filed on the public register. A minimum of one director is required for a Dutch BV and there are no restrictions on the nationality or residency of the Directors.

A Dutch BV requires at least one shareholder. If more than one shareholder is appointed, the details of the identity of the individual shareholders are kept private, however a single shareholders name will be shown on the public record. Nominee Shareholders are allowed.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital requirement for a Dutch Besloten Vennootschap (BV).

Annual Requirements for your Netherlands Company Registration

It is a requirement that Netherlands government fees are paid annually along with the renewal of the company registered office address – which are included in the CFS annual renewal cost.

A Dutch BV is required to file an annual return and financial statements with the Registrar of Companies. These must be filed on the 31st July each year.

Within six months from its tax year end, a Dutch BV must file a tax return with the Tax Authorities.

If the company meets any two of the following three criteria, a Dutch BV must audit its annual financial statements:

  • The average number of employees within the company is less than 49
  • The annual turnover of the company is less than 12,000,000 EURO
  • The total assets of the company are less than 6,000,000 EURO

The cost of these requirements are provided at the time of renewal, as the price does depend on the activity that has been involved within the company.

Yearly Renewal £1,200.00

On a yearly basis a Netherlands Company must be renewed with the Registered Agent and Authorities in Netherlands. By renewing your company this ensures that it is kept in Good Standing with the authorities in Netherlands. 

The price for a Netherlands yearly renewal is £1,200.00

The following is included in a Netherlands yearly renewal:

  • Registered Agent
  • Registered Office
  • Government Registration Fees

Discover Netherlands

The Netherlands, a country in north Western Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."

Additional Services

If you would like an Additional Service for a Netherlands Company Formation, please contact our office with your requirements and we will be happy to assist you.

Ready Made Offshore Companies

A Ready Made Company is a company which has previously been formed and been stored as a non trading company. By purchasing a Ready Made Company you can:

  • Boost your business with an established company
    Appear to be a reliable company that has been in business for several years
  • Establish Business Relationships Easily
    Business and Banking relationship are easily established with an older previously registered company
  • Gain Confidence from customers
    New and existing clients will feel more confident in dealing with you as your company has a history
  • Be Reassured
    All our Ready Made Companies are non trading companies, are totally clean and clear of any business debts and liabilities

Please click here to view more information about Offshore Ready-Made Companies and how they may benefit you. You will also be able to view a list of the countries where we can offer Offshore Ready-Made Companies. Unfortunately, the list of company names is always changing due to customer purchases. Therefore, we are unable to provide an exact list of the available company names on our website. To obtain the most recent list of available companies, please contact us.

Why use CFS for your Netherlands Company Registration

CFS has been dealing with Netherlands company formations for over 9 years and we pride ourselves on not only the speed in which we can incorporate but also the efficiency of the service we provide.

All work carried out by our specialist teams for your Netherlands company registration is done with the utmost confidentiality.

Our Netherlands company formation package includes the registered office and we have one of the lowest annual renewal prices.

We also have an easy online order form which can be used for a Netherlands company registration which reduces the need for lengthy forms to be completed.

Once you place an order you will have a dedicated business administrator who will deal with all the necessary requirements of the Netherlands company formation on your behalf.


For a Netherlands Company Registration, do I need to visit the country?

A visit to the Netherlands is required to incorporate your company

If my chosen jurisdiction is the Netherlands, how long will it take for my company to be incorporated?

Once we have received all of the required documents from you, it will take around 6-7 working days to complete the Netherlands company registration

How many shareholders is required for a company formed in the Netherlands?

There is a minimum requirement of one Shareholder for a company formed in the Netherlands.


“I was struggling for months to find an agent who would help me incorporate a company in the Netherlands. I am absolutely delighted that I found CFS International Formations. Top quality customer service from knowledgeable professionals. They were extremely helpful and took the weight of the daunting process of forming a company from me. I would recommend CFS International Formations to anybody!”

Individual, Norway