Setting up your business in the EU
doesn't have to be double Dutch!
Establish your business at the Gateway to Europe in an innovative and business-friendly
environment! Although frictionless trade in the EU is the number one advantage of establishing
an EU company, not all EU companies are equal. The Dutch private limited company (BV) is
particularly advantageous for small businesses with foreign directors.
Advantages of a Dutch BV:
You don’t have to be resident in the EU to form or run the company;
You only need 1 EUR in share capital;
Your company will pay some of the lowest corporation tax rates in the EU, with the low-rate tax
threshold is being raised by a massive 61% next year:
2021: 15% below 245,000 EUR
2022: 15% below 395,000 EUR
For certain sectors, your VAT is charged at a lower rate of 9% (21% higher rate).
Advantages of the Netherlands as a location for your business
The Netherlands is a fantastic location for doing business both in the EU and with the rest of the
world. It is the logistics hub of Europe. Rotterdam — by far the largest and busiest sea port in the
EU — handles 465 million tons of cargo annually, over twice the volume of Antwerp, its nearest
rival and second in the EU. In addition to the multi-modal sea, rail and road infrastructure,
extensively-used canals and internal waterways connect Rotterdam to the Rhine, providing an
environmentally-friendly freight channel to the huge German market and beyond. It is a veritable
gateway to Europe, with enormous warehousing facilities.
Short, fast and direct UK transport links
If you and your business are currently based in the UK, you’ll want the best possible connections
to your new location by air, land and sea:
• Amsterdam airport is a global hub that connects almost any British international airport to the
rest of the world;
• The Eurostar will take you from central London to Rotterdam in just 3 hours and 13 minutes, a
relaxing an environmentally-friendly way to travel