We take great pride in our work and the trust that our clients give us

A common Dutch saying is ‘just act normal, that’s crazy enough’, which is exemplary for our nation’s character.


At Houthoff, however, we believe that what is common in our country is particularly attractive if you want to do business in the Netherlands. The guide Doing Business in the Netherlands gives you a concise overview of the advantages of the Dutch business climate and the role Houthoff can play for you when considering the Dutch market.

The Netherlands is very internationally oriented and has one of the most open and stable economies in the world. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands are smaller when compared to its neighbouring countries, thanks to a reliable government with a business mentality. Our country is strongly committed to innovation and sustainability, partly through various incentives. In addition, our comprehensive social security system, excellent infrastructure and high educational standards help ensure a yearly top ranking in the World Happiness Index. That is a good indicator for anyone wanting to thrive anywhere in the world.

Houthoff is an independent and leading Dutch law firm with a large international focus. We have offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Brussels and New York. In addition, we have representatives in Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Houston. In our practice, we combine Dutch pragmatism with deep legal knowledge and experience in the international arena. We take great pride in our work and the trust that our clients give us. The work we do takes place at the heart of society, wherever our clients are from. We are closely involved with our clients and the world around us.

The conditions for doing business successfully in the Netherlands are very favourable, as you can read in this guide. If you require more information on any of the topics covered, our lawyers and specialists would be happy to assist you. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours in the Netherlands.

Edward de Bock
Managing Partner

Our country is strongly committed to innovation and sustainability