Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, limited liability company
Limited liability companies are rarely used. Religious organizations can opt for an association or foundation but also for a legal form known as the ‘kerkgenootschap,’ which is a legal form of its own.
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, health and medical research, housing and economic development, international causes, sports and recreation
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Registration is normally completed within one day.
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: €53
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal governmentView the full Netherlands country report