San Jose, Costa Rica
(+506) 8458-9947
info@hollandhouse.cr

About us

Mission

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

President

Myrtille Danse

Vicepresident

Marije Van Lidth De Jeude

Secretary

Kasper Vendel

Treasurer

Arno Van Der Maden

Fiscal

Lyndsey Wheeler

Vocal 1

Mitch Winters

Vocal 2

Robert van der Putten

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

Committees

Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Members: Arno van de Maden (N&D del Trópico), Esteban Gracias (Embassy of the Netherlands), Karol Hernández (Hotel Costa Rica Marriott), Kattia Umaña (BDC Travel), Marije van Lidt de Jeude (A Company Consultora S.A.), Silvia Gamboa (APM Terminals), Carolina Marín (Phillips Costa Rica), Giannina Perea F (BioIuris), Maria Eugenia Mesén (Holland House). 

Mandate: Sharing best practices, organizing events on CSR, Guiding consultancy projects

Document

Calendar

ISO 26000

Infrastructure and Logistics

Coordinator:

Members (tbc): Kenneth Waugh (APM terminals), Pieter Hartog (Seatrade), Ericka Ruiz (CINDE)

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

Coordinator:

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

Tourism

Coordinator:

Members: Holland Hotels, KLM, BCD Travel

Mandate: Events to promote CR vacation destination