Setting up a company in the Netherlands is a fast and transparent process. By starting prepared, it will be a smooth ride. Our team provides free-of-charge guidance and access to an extensive network of experts to help you make the best decisions for your business to excel. The introduction below displays the steps required for opening a business in the Netherlands.
With Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport, at the heart of our region, and direct access to Europe’s largest economies within 1000km, our region has a pivotal role in world trade. Also, our region consistently ranks at the top of international indices on logistics, infrastructure and connectivity. On top of that, our digital infrastructure is among the worlds-best, an imperative for the digital workforce of today.
Our top educational institutes cultivate high-performing multilingual talent. The Netherlands has supportive regulations and procedures in place for attracting highly skilled talent from abroad. On top of that, the attractive quality of life makes our region a great location for companies for which attracting the right talent to enable their growth ambitions is a challenge.
The Dutch acknowledge the importance of innovation for sustained growth, and invest accordingly in our innovation infrastructure. The extensive network of fieldlabs in our region provides a real-life testing ground for new innovations, in which many corporates are committed partners. Our region is home to a number of world-renowned industry clusters and our 3 universities, all in the world top 100, are avid collaborators with industry. To further promote innovation, there are many subsidies and tax reductions available for R&D activities.
Quality of life may not be the primary criterium for choosing a location for your business, but it makes sense to make it part of the equation. After all, happy employees make engaged employees. And being in one of the best cities to live in Europe helps attract top talent from abroad. Our small country’s long heritage of trade and innovation has directed our outlook towards the opportunities awaiting in the global sphere. That’s also why most of us speak English fluently.
You don’t have to take our word on it. The Netherlands, and more specifically our region is recognized by the world’s top institutes for its great business climate, its high performing talent pool, high productivity rate, its inventive nature and high quality of life. Explore what WEF, IMD, Forbes, the World Bank, OECD, INSEAD, EY and the Global Innovation Index say about our region.
Our region is renowned for our maritime expertise and excellent port infrastructure. In order to maintain our position at the forefront of the world’s trade and logistics rankings, the community is focused on digitisation and becomming more sustainable.
The Hague Security Delta, with ties to our national government, military and intelligence agencies as well as international organisations, provides access to markets, innovation, talent, knowledge and capital.
Our region is recognized for its innovative capabilities in digital technology and has a strong track record developing world-class technology businesses. The leading sectors in the region are adopting the latest cutting-edge technologies at a fast pace.
The presence of a large industrial cluster, world-leading logistics, the availability of feedstock, testing facilities and an extensive knowledge base in our region make a perfect mix that acts like a trampoline for biotech companies developing and growing their businesses.