Dutch legal business structures

What are the steps to start my own business in the Netherlands?

How do I terminate/dissolve my company?

Can I change the legal form of my company?

Yes, although changes in the legal form have fiscal and administrative consequences. They need to be reported to the tax authorities and the Chamber of Commerce and may entail application for new municipal license.

You can find the forms related to this topic on the KvK’s website:


Are there any entities that can give support for starting a business?

How can I choose the legal form or business structure for my company?

What are the fundamental requirements that I will need to comply with in starting a business?

What issues should I consider in order to set up and develop a business?