The Netherlands: BV

Why is it beneficial for a company to incorporate in the Netherlands?

Steady economy:
The Netherlands is one of Europe’s most significant economies and a strong competitor in a variety of business sectors, including banking, services, and manufacturing. The industry is booming with the production of electronics, machinery, food and so forth. The country has an advanced finance sector, with the Amsterdam Stock Exchange being one of the leaders worldwide.

Strategic location:
This gem of de Lage Landen not only is just one short flight away from most places in Europe, but also its coastline ensures that the location is of international significance. Dutch access to the North Sea enables a vital transportation route connecting Western Europe with other continents and thus rendering the Port of Rotterdam one of the most important worldwide.

Taxation and legal system:
The dutch tax system is extremely appealing: the corporate tax rate depends on whether the profits exceed €200,000. If not, the corporate tax amounts to only 16.5% and is expected to sink to 15% by 2021. Furthermore, the Dutch tax system rewards innovation with the so-called Innovation Box. Taxpayers based in the Netherlands can get their effective corporate income tax rate reduced to 7% on eligible profits (2019). The incorporation process allows for certain flexibility – in fact, setting up a company in the Netherlands has never been easier. Although a Dutch notary is necessary for the incorporation itself, (which can be taken care of by Clevver, if you wish so), the directors and shareholders of the company don’t usually have to be present.

What type of companies can be formed in the Netherlands?

The most popular company type attracting foreigners to incorporate in the Netherlands is the BV. Here are a few perks associated with it:

  • In terms of financial assets, you’ll need a deposit of minimum €0,01, apart from the additional cost of registration, which currently amounts to €50.
  • A single shareholder who can simultaneously function as a director is enough – you have the freedom to get your BV going all by yourself!
  • In general, liability for the BV is associated with the company itself, as opposed to the individuals behind it.


The Netherlands – BV incorporation factsheet

Basis of legal system Under Civil Law
Governing corporate legislation Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.
Stability Stable jurisdiction with a very good reputation.
Minimum directors/shareholders 1 director and 1 shareholder, can be the same person
Information published relating to company officers Upon registration, names of company’s officers & shareholders will appear in the public registry.
Paid up capital requirement Minimum share capital: 0,01 €
Accounting requirement annual financial accounts every year with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK)
Timespan incorporation Within a few days.



1999 €

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Incorporation (incl. Goverment fees)
Notary fees not included, ca. 600-700 EUR
Name Check & Clearance
up to 3 individual shareholders
1 individual director
Articles of association
A draft of the incorporation deed before finalizing
Preparation of the official deed of incorporation
Translation of the incorporation deed English-Dutch
Notarization of documents by ducth notary
Filing incorporation with Chamber of Commerce
Digital Certificate of Incorporation
Digital share certificate

Available Add-ons

Additional director

99,00 €

1 additional individual director

Additional shareholder

99,00 €

1 additional individual shareholder

VAT application

499,00 €

Preparation of VAT application
Sending form to client for signature and forwarding to authorities
Answering questions from authorities regarding the application

Bank Introduction

199,00 €

Bank Introduction

Printed Documents


Printed Certificate of Incorporation
Printed Memorandum and Articles of Association
Shipment (with tracking)

Individual lawyer consultancy

149,00 €
per 30 min.

Corporate Seal

99,00 €

Corporate Documents with apostille

399,00 €

* The notary fees and the costs for entry in the commercial register (Handelsregister) are not included in the price and will be charged separately.
All prices excluded VAT

Benefits of ClevverCompany:

  • You can start your business in nearly every country in the most convenient way
  • Fast and fully digital incorporation process
  • Lawyer approved process and local legal teams on site
  • Meeting all legal requirements
  • Internationalize your business without a big budgets

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