San Jose, Costa Rica
(+506) 8458-9947

About us


Holland House Costa Rica is the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica. We intend to be the main portal and platform for Dutch companies doing business in Costa Rica and Costa Rican companies doing business in The Netherlands or importing Dutch products. Our aim is to help our members grow their business by means of networking events of high quality, matchmaking, tailor made services and consultancy. We are a formally established, independent non-profit association under Costa Rican law and have a board of 10 experienced Dutch entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. We started our operations with 2 Executive Directors in January 2018: Veronica Hunt and Stephan Julsing. We are well-connected in Costa Rica in many sectors and work closely with the Dutch Embassy in San José.

Founding Board Members

Hermen Van Der Plaats


Myrtille Danse


Marije Van Lidth De Jeude


Lyndsey Wheeler


Arno Van Der Maden


Gianinna Perea

Vocal 1

Mitch Winters

Vocal 2

Victor Murillo

Vocal 3

Willem Pothof

Vocal 4

Loek Van Mook

Vocal 5

Executive Directors

María Mesén

Executive Director

Edward Troost

Manager Business Development

Philip de Jongh

Curacao Especialist


Corporate Social Responsibility

Coordinator: Myrtille Danse, Hivos Regional Office Latin America and the Caribbe.

Members: Esteban Gracias (Embassy of the Netherlands), Karol Hernández (Hotel Costa Rica Marriott), Kattia Umaña (BDC Travel), Marije van Lidth de Jeude (A Company Consultora S.A.), Silvia Gamboa (APM Terminals), Carolina Marín (Phillips Costa Rica), Giannina Perea F (BioIuris), Fernanda Jiménez Sauter, Colbs Studio, Maria Eugenia Mesén (Holland House). 

Mandate: Sharing best practices, organizing events on CSR, Guiding consultancy projects, Circular Economy activities.

Circular Economy Magazine 2019

Committee Calendar

Guide ISO 26000

APM Terminals: Socio Economic Study

APM Terminals: Efectos y Oportunidades en la provincia de Limón

Infrastructure and Logistics


Members: (Pending to update).

Mandate: Trade mission from Holland to Costa Rica; event infrastructure in cooperation with Cinde; cooperation with private and public sector

Importing and Exporting CR-NL


Members: Hermen van der Plaats, Arno van der Maden, Folkert Hoekstra, Alvaro Alpizar (RexAmerica), Robert van der Putten (Sfera Legal)

Mandate: event in cooperation with Cadexco, Best practice guidelines booklet, guidance consultancy projects


Coordinator: (pending to update).

Members: (Pending to update).

Mandate: Events to promote CR vacation destination.