Launch a real estate company in the Netherlands 

Frequently Asked Questions Launch a real estate company in the Netherlands 

  • Bolder Launch has helped numerous entrepreneurs to set up real estate businesses in the Netherlands. 
  • Our specialist agents have a lot of experience with the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they know the formalities of starting a real estate business in the Netherlands. 
  • Our consultants can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies and provide you with business development services for your real estate business in the Netherlands. 
  • We can help you to draw up an effective business plan so you can start a profitable Dutch company and begin operating in the real estate sector as soon as possible. 
  • Speak to a Bolder Launch consultant, they can help you to secure funding for your real estate business. 
  • Because Bolder Launch is a Dutch company, we know the Dutch real estate market well and can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV, in the Netherlands quickly and without any hassles. This makes Bolder Launch the best local business partner for your business in the Netherlands. 
  • When you start a business in the Netherlands, you are going to need skilled employees. We can connect you to top real estate recruitment agencies to ensure that you get the top talent for your real estate business. 

Based on most applicable Tax Treaties, your income on Dutch real estate (rent or capital gains) is taxed in the Netherlands, even if you own the real estate via an overseas entity or branch. Although it is typically not possible to avoid taxation on your profits, you can optimise your tax situation by writing off your real estate and deducting corporate expenses.  

It depends. Certain types of real estate businesses may require licenses or permits to operate. 

  • Growing economy 
  • Stable and resilient business environment 
  • Easy access to affordable capital 
  • Increasing need for office and residential spaces due to the influx of businesses into the Netherlands 
  • Logistically favourable position in the EU 
  • Well-educated population with high participation in the real estate sector 
  • Attractive tax rates draw a lot of investors to the Dutch real estate markets 

Forming a company in the Netherlands is not an integrated process and therefore it is difficult to give an exact time frame. Technically a company can be set up within one working day if the formation is carefully prepared and all documents are provided by the incorporator. In reality, it takes time to collect the right information, instruct the notary, receive the formation deed, and get the signed and/or legalized documents from the incorporator. In general, it should be considered it takes between 5 and 10 working days to set up a Dutch company.

Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company or bring their existing business from abroad. However, certain legal conditions apply.  

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