Business registration

Business Registration

You will have to register your company in the business register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Your registration will automatically go to the Tax and Customs Administration. A single registration fee of €50 (2016) is needed for registration. More information on the requirements can be found on the Ondernemersplein website.

VAT Identification Number

When a company is established or does business in the Netherlands, a VAT identification number is required. This 14-numbered code must be shown on every of your company’s invoice. You will receive your VAT identification number after your company’s registration at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce is completed.

Legal Forms

When starting a business in the Netherlands, a variety of legal forms and entities are available for your business. Depending on taxes, responsibilities and liabilities, one can chose one of the legal forms which best suits his or her business. A few of these legal forms are briefly outlined below.*

Check the websites of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality of Amsterdam  or the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO) for a more elaborative explanation.