Starting a business

The World Bank’s rankings are generally seen as a good indicator for the overall business climate. By advancing two positions, the Netherlands has now surpassed many other European countries like Austria, Switzerland and France. Moreover, the Netherlands ranks higher than the average for all OECD countries. As the World Bank points out in its country report on the Netherlands, it has become easier to start a business in the Netherlands. According to the report, people can start a business here within five days.

Friendly fiscal climate

Besides the ease of starting a business, the Netherlands offers a very attractive fiscal climate for companies. As an open economy, the Netherlands has always given priority to a transparent and stable tax system, flexible enough to anticipate the rapidly changing requirements of international economic flows. Moreover, tax agreements have been made with most of the world’s trading nations that guarantee univocal treatment.