The Dutch Company Register

Updated on Tuesday 24th November 2015

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The Dutch Companies Register falls under the regulations of the Chamber of Commerce. The Trade Register in the Netherlands provides the following information on Dutch companies:

  • -          business names,
  • -          business activities,
  • -          company registration numbers,
  • -          accounting information of companies.

If most of the information is free of charge, accounting details and other business extracts are subject to certain fees. No matters the search one wants to conduct with the Dutch Companies Register, one must obtain a code and password to access the files. Our experts in company formation in the Netherlands can perform company due diligence searches with the Trade Register.

Business information available in Dutch Trade Register

All Dutch companies and other organizations involved in economic transactions in the country are listed in the Companies Register. The following information is available for consultation with the Trade Register in Holland:

  • -          name and registered address,
  • -          telephone and fax numbers and other correspondence details,
  • -          information about Dutch branch offices of foreign companies,
  • -          details about the company’s representatives,
  • -          the number of employees.

Additionally, one can also find information on the economic situations of companies, such as bankruptcy. According to the Dutch Commercial Law, the Chamber of Commerce is required to register this information with the Trade Register in order to have an updated situation on all companies registered and their status in the county at any moment.

Business registration with the Dutch Companies Registry

When opening a company in the Netherlands, the following documents must be submitted with the Companies Register:

  • -          the deed of incorporation,
  • -          details about the shareholders,
  • -          details about the company’s managers,
  • -          bank references about the deposited share capital,
  • -          authorization for the representative, if applicable.

Before starting the company registration procedure, one must also reserve and submit for approval the company name. This procedure is completed through the Dutch Companies Registry. If you need assistance in setting up a company you can request the services of our specialists in company registration in the Netherlands. You can also contact us for accounting services, company incorporation services in other countries, such as Czech Republic and Russia or legal services



  • Herb Wang 2014-12-03

    Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to set up a Dutch BV company. And I am seeking local help - 1. For registration, do I have to travel to Netherland to start the process? 2. For setting up bank account, do I have to be there in person? 3. If I hire your service to set this up, how much is the service fee? 4. If I get virtual office service, and tax service, how much is the annual cost for each service? Thanks in advance! Regards, Herb

  • Bridgewest 2014-12-03

    Hello Herb, you can send us your request in an e-mail at and one of our specialists in company formation will answer you as soon as possible.

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