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Choosing a legal structure: what to consider

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce | Statistics Netherlands organisation (CBS)

In the Netherlands, you need to choose a legal structure when you start a business. You cannot operate without choosing a legal form and be an entrepreneur. There are quite a few considerations to be taken into account when making that choice. The statements below can help you find out which bracket suits your situation best. Select and deselect statements to access information on several considerations you may have. Try to read all the information here; it will help you make a well-informed decision.

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Hopefully, this article has given you some idea of the options open to you and an indication of your best choice. But the best advice is always given in a one-on-one setting. Make an appointment with one of the advisors at the Netherlands Chamber of CommerceExternal link to talk through your situation and to get truly personalised advice.

Statistics: businesses by legal form

Number of businesses by most frequent legal form.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Startup Information Desk

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This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Statistics Netherlands organisation (CBS)