A guide to doing business in the Netherlands

Doing Business in the Netherlands 2018 is a comprehensive guide, composed in collaboration with the NFIA (The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency) and intended to provide a broad understanding of the key aspects of doing business and investing in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is one of the most open economies in the world. It offers an outstanding infrastructure – including Europe’s largest port –, a competitive business climate and a strong treaty network. The Dutch tax system features several tax incentives to stimulate innovation and business activities. And as an internationally oriented country, the Netherlands is home to many highly educated foreign workers. In a world that is rapidly changing, whether it is from an economic or political point of view, the Netherlands has proven to be a stable country.

This publication guides you through all the key aspects of doing business in the Netherlands: the economic climate, big industries and business segments. It describes the most popular legal forms of businesses in the Netherlands and the key aspects of tax, compliance, human resources, employment law, immigration, audit and accountancy.