The unique concept of Doing Business in the Netherlands (DBI) stems from the groundbreaking innovation and careful planning by Hendrik van Duijn and Michiel van Hecke. Hendrik and Michiel are both industry veterans in advisory services to their clients from their specialized firms.

During the course of their career, they noted some of the key problem areas that their clients faced while setting up their companies in the Netherlands based on the existing regulatory guidelines, namely:

  • Most clients faced the barrier of language, not being native to the country, and therefore, were easily led astray in the process of finding competent and specialized advisors.
  • Clients, being residents abroad, had to invest heavily in market intelligence at every step in order to gain even the basic knowledge of the local markets
  • Being concerned in their own specialized areas, most of the advisors and consultants did not work together seamlessly and each had to be individually coordinated.

Hendrik and Michiel firmly believe that the process of establishing a business in the Netherlands ought to be, and quite rightly, far more convenient and less time consuming.

The single question that drove them as entrepreneurs to bring this pioneering concept to fruition was would it not be much easier to have only one integrated point of contact for all the services required for setting up a company, by bringing every relevant area of expertise under one umbrella to work together.

By the mid of 2014, this concept was realized with the launch of the Doing Business in the Netherlands (DBi) website. Since then, they have literally gathered the best in breed of specialists available in the Netherlands for every domain to collaborate as a single, cutting-edge team, to provide the first of its kind, unmatched quality in services to clients looking to set up a business in the Netherlands.

The Doing Business in the Netherlands (DBi) team comprises 19 specialists from different relevant domains, each having their specialized practice in firms ranging from the very large to the very niche, working together, a first of its kind in the Netherlands.