How to minimize the costs of maintaining a Dutch B.V.?

Looking for areas to save money on the costs of maintaining a Dutch B.V.?  Do you know what costs ARE avoidable and what costs are NOT?   If you ONLY had to pay 20% but received 80% of the benefit would you be interested?


What are you saving money on, really?

Did you know that when there are changes made in your Dutch company, it is the director’s responsibility to notify KVK? Changes like:

1. Moving to a new address

2. Appointing a new director

3. Removing a previous director

4. Downloading a new extracts (Uittreksel) at the request of an external party

All require notice.

Typically, you would seek help from your local lawyer, accountant or administrator. In exchange for a fee, they’ll take care of this for you. But  their fees are varied – some providers work for a fixed fee, while others insist in charging on an hourly rate basis.

It seems like a high price to pay for minimal work, no?

If you’re wondering if you can do it yourself, you’ve come to the right place. At SME Solutions, we’ve created some handy step-by-step guides aimed to help business owners like you to become more self-reliant.

Notify the KVK with any changes made in their companies is one of the easy and simple tasks which everyone can do.


Why learn how to do it yourself?

Independence is a wonderful thing, with our guides you will:

1. Save money because you don’t need to pay someone to do work you can do on your own.

2. Save time because you don’t need to compare the fee quote from different services providers, or wait for them to get the job done.

3. Gain knowledge because this knowledge is yours forever, you can repeat the procedure next time.


What about the costs?

Something as simple as notifying the KVK for a change of  a director  can cost somewhere between Euro 300 to Euro 500 + VAT – depending on the service provider and what they need to do it.

But you can cut that cost significantly by learning to do it yourself.


Interested in taking control and saving money?

For a limited amount of period, we offer this guide free of charge, dont miss out!!!



Luann Ip has been living and working in Europe (London, Luxembourg and Amsterdam) for more than 25 years.  She used to work for one of the big four accountancy firm in London, a FTSE company in Luxembourg and two of the top three worldwide trust companies.  She has extensive experience serving multinational companies and she is now settled down in Amsterdam.