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Set Up a Recruitment Company in the Netherlands

Set Up a Recruitment Company in the Netherlands

Recruitment agencies in the Netherlands provide services to all types of businesses. Some of these types of companies will only target a certain business sector while other offer human resources and recruitment services irrespective of the business field.

In order to set up a recruitment company in the Netherlands, investors need to incorporate a local company and have a registered office in a Dutch city of their choice.

One of the experts at our Dutch law firm can guide you through the process of setting up a company in the Netherlands and can also help you open a corporate bank account.

We invite you to watch a video on the formation of a recruitment company in the Netherlands:

Recruitment companies in the Netherlands

Dutch recruitment companies specialize in matching candidates with available jobs posted by Dutch companies or branches in the Netherlands. The country is an attractive location for many expats and companies have a large pool of candidates from which to select their new employees in the Netherlands.

Recruitment companies can provide specialized services only for certain business fields, such as IT and software or research and development companies. Those recruitment businesses that want to expand their scope of activities can also provide human resources services, payroll, coaching, and training services, apart from the recruitment services.

International recruitment companies that want to base their business in the Netherlands can do so by opening a branch or a subsidiary. One of our Dutch lawyers can give you specific details on the conditions for opening the Dutch headquarters for an international company.

Investors who open a new recruitment company in the Netherlands can register their trademark with the Benelux Office.

Opening a recruitment company in the Netherlands

Entrepreneurs need to be legally allowed to live in the Netherlands if they wish to run their business from the country. One of our Dutch lawyers can tell you more about the temporary permits. When registering a recruitment company, investors need to choose a company type and an available company name. All Dutch companies are registered with the Chamber of Commerce. Upon registration, each company is given a unique registration number.

Small companies can be subject to lighter accounting and reporting requirements, however, VAT registration in the Netherlands takes place for VAT-taxable activities irrespective of the company’s annual turnover as there is no registration threshold. Our team of tax experts can assist you with VAT registration and compliance as needed, including for a recruitment company.

The experts at our law firm in Netherlands can guide you throughout the entire company formation process and can help you obtain any additional special permits and licenses.

You can contact us if you have any questions on how to start a recruitment agency or how to open a Dutch company.