Dutch Business Incorporation 

Netherlands Company Formation
for non residents

Smooth, fast and easy 

Register a company at Netherlands Companies house within 3 days

Simple procedure and hassle free

If you are a non-dutch resident,  compliance procedure required by the Dutch central bank will be carried out.

Questionnaire will be sent to collect new B.V. company details and information on director(s) and shareholder(s).

1.Power of Attorney –  this document is required to be signed by the shareholder of the new dutch company.  


2.Deed of incorporation 

Draft deed of incorporation will be provided for client to review and approve. 

Once all required documents are collected and completed, we can then execute the Deed of incorporation within 3 days and register a dutch company at chamber of commerce. 

Register the new B.V. at KVK and provide Extracts, deed of incorporation and shareholders register.

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Netherlands company incorporation package designed specifically for non-Dutch residents and international clients

takes ONLY 3 days and 100% online

No credit card number up front

We only charge you when  you fully understand with the price and the services that included.  

Simple B.V.

Extra for foreign owners

*this simple B.V.  fee excludes VAT. The fee applies only for a B.V. incorporation of one director and one shareholder as an individual. If a shareholder or a director of a BV is an entity,  there will be extra compliance costs  because we required more documents in order to carry out a different compliance procedure.

Extra exclusive benefits ONLY for international clients

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Why use our service when setting up your Dutch limited company in the Netherlands?


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See what our previous clients have said about us!
George Li
George Li
Luann's service is professional and trustworthy Netherlands is a great place to do business but not very easy to start. I am so lucky to have Luann register my B.V. and offer me step by step guide to go thorough the whole procedure including make appointment with Bank to set up business account. I also get benefit from her by find local professional realtor agent to help us settle down to open the business. She always response my email the same day and she even remind me on the regular base I guess my tasks must on her calendar. I am a very happy customer and I hope my review can help more people to reach out to her.
Christopher Hooks
Christopher Hooks
The Dutch business environment is messy, complicated and can feel unwelcoming to startups and new ideas. I have spoken to a few ex-pat business owners who feel the same way. The accountants and people at the KVK who I spoke to before Luann gave me mixed messages. The ex-pat centre didn't reply, and start-up Amsterdam has changed email addresses. So when Luann responded the same day, and we had a call the next day, it was refreshing. As an ex-pat herself, she understood my confusion at the dutch system. Her advice was the most helpful so far and clarified what my next steps are.
Nick Deane
Nick Deane
I highly recommend Luann & the SME Solutions team if you need a subsidiary setting up in the Netherlands and / or Company Secretary functions. Fair rates and excellent service.
Andrei Zhurauski
Andrei Zhurauski
Setting up a company abroad requires someone who you can trust. From day 1 Luann demonstrated her client-oriented, transparent and trustworthy approach to any issue. Luann helped us to establish a company in the Netherlands and supported on every stage after. She also handled our company to be recognized as a sponsor for an IND in order to employ staff from abroad. Highly recommended.
Veronika Gizminkova
Veronika Gizminkova
Luann helped me very much! I would definitely recommend her services.
Vik Bar
Vik Bar
Luann helped me very much! I would definetly recommend smesution.nl


As a foreigner, is company formation in Netherlands possible without appointing a dutch director?

Yes, you can register a company in  Netherlands as a foreigner.

In fact, we have a package has been designed specifically for non-Dutch residents and international clients looking to incorporate a Dutch B.V

Do I need a dutch partner to open a company in the Netherlands?

No, it is not necessary. 

What documents do I need to open a company in Holland as a non-dutch resident?

  1. Proof of your identity—copies of notarized passports of the director(s) and shareholder(s) of your new Dutch BV.
  2. Proof of address—required for both your director(s) and shareholder(s) of the BV. This could include something simple like a utility bill or a bank statement.
  3.  Address in the Netherlands—your Netherlands BV will need a registered office with an address that is located in the country for formal correspondence. Learn more 

What are the tax filing requirement for a Dutch B.V.?

It is the director of the BV’s responsibility to ensure that all the filing requirements are complied with. Failure to do so could result in a fine imposed on B.V.

  • A Dutch B.V. is required to prepare annual accounts, organize an AGM to approve the annual accounts.

  • Submit and file the annual accounts at the KVK six month after the year-end

  • Prepare and file a VAT return at the Belastingdienst (the tax authority)

  • Prepare and file an ICP return if the BV is trading with EU members states

  • Prepare and file a corporate income tax return five months after the year-end

  • If the Dutch B.V. has employees, it is required to file the wage tax and prepare the monthly payslip.

Do I need a dutch address to set up a B.V.?

Yes, you do need a dutch address.  Most foreign owners uses virtual office providers in the Netherlands.

I have heard that it is not easy to open a bank account, is it a case also in holland?

Indeed, not all Dutch banks accept foreign directors who live outside Holland.


Due to  our experience serving foreign directors,  we develop our knowledge base regarding which banks foreign directors have more chance to successfully open a bank account. 

I have heard that it is not easy to open a bank account, is it a case also in holland?

No, Dutch B.V. company formation starts with a share’s capital of €1

Do I need to keep a register of the director for our Dutch B.V?

No, it is not necessary.

Can I be a freelancer in the Netherlands?

Yes, provided you are an EU citizen and you do not require a work permit to work in the Netherlands.

Can I open a one-man company in the Netherlands?

Yes, a person can be the sole director and shareholder of a Dutch B.V.

What documents do I need to set up a Dutch B.V.?

If you are not a dutch resident, we need the following documents to proceed with setting up a B.V.


1. notarised passport copy and passport copy in apostille;


2. proof of address;


3. the details of the new B.V.


4. the scope of business of the new B.V.

How long does it take to incorporate a Dutch B.V.?

Provided we collect all the required documents, we can set up a Dutch B.V. in 3 days. 

Do I need to come to the Netherlands to open a business bank account? 

If you want to open a bank account with one of the  traditional banks, Eg ING, Raobbank, ABN Amro, then the director of the B.V. is required to visit to the bank to open a bank account.

If not possible to come to the Netherlands, you can also open a virtual bank account.


What is the cost of opening a company in Holland?

The cost of opening a simple dutch limited liability company, also known as “B.V.” starts from €1,300 + VAT.  Learn more

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About Us

As a foreigner myself, I noticed that some countries are far more welcome to foreigners than others, making them an ideal place for expats or non-residents to set up their new business.


But my experience as a foreigner has also taught me about the challenges of navigating a system you are unfamiliar with.


In my last position in the Netherlands, my job involved assisting foreign directors with setting up a Dutch B.V. and ensuring it complied with the Dutch Civil code. Many of the challenges my clients faced stemmed from the language barrier and cultural differences and while I found many Dutch professionals extended a degree of courtesy and patience, it still made the progress far more complicated and drawn out than necessary.


I have always been passionate about helping others and I decided to combine it with my extensive experience in navigating the Dutch system.


My goal today is to help foreign directors set up a Dutch B.V. as a non-resident in the simplest, most hassle-free way.

Help foreigners set up their Dutch company