Are there still questions about the Dutch BV after reading the previous blogs? Do not worry, we are here to help you. We will give you more information about the Dutch BV and the BV in general. Amongst others the following:

  • How do you start a BV?
  • What are the important things to take into account?
  • Do I need money to invest?

If you still have questions about the BV, do not hesitate and ask your question. You can do so via email or you can simply fill in the form. We will respond within 24 hours, so you do not have to wait a long time before your question has an answer.

How do you start a Dutch BV?

Before 2012, there was a mandatory starting capital of € 18,000 for the incorporation of a Dutch BV. However, this requirement was adjusted years ago, as a result of which the mandatory starting capital for a BV now amounts to € 0.01. This makes the BV low-threshold. The starting capital may consist of money, but also of possessions such as business premises. And what about the share capital? The capital of the BV is divided into shares held by shareholders. It is also possible that all shares are held by one shareholder. A distinction can be made between issued, paid-up and nominal share capital. You must also think about the different functions because every function is indeed different. Founding a Dutch BV is something you do alone or together with others. Each BV has at least three functions that can be performed by different persons or by one person:

  • Founder
  • Driver
  • Shareholder
These are the main functions in the Dutch BV. 

Registration Chamber of Commerce: very important!

A BV must always be registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce. You can do this up to a maximum of one week after the establishment of your company. You will then receive a Chamber of Commerce number. Please note: if your BV is not yet registered with the Chamber of Commerce, you are personally liable. About the annual documents the following information you should take into account. Each year you must draw up the annual accounts of your BV and hand them over to the Chamber of Commerce. This is not directly applicable at the time of incorporation, but it is an important requirement for the BV. The minimum requirements that apply to these annual accounts depend on the size of the private limited company. In essence, it is all about insight: If you do not provide the annual accounts to the Chamber of Commerce, it is possible that you will be held personally liable in the event of financial problems. When will you start your Dutch BV? And you know what we are going to say. We don’t want you to have any unanswered question after reading this blog. So once again, do not hesitate and contact us if that is what you need. There is an answer to every question, especially if your question is about the Dutch BV. Do you want more information? Take a look at