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
Hermen Van Der Plaats

President

Marije Van Lidth De Jeude
Marije Van Lidth De Jeude

Vicepresident

Tanja Lubbers
Tanja Lubbers

Secretary

Juan Carlos Rubio Imbers
Juan Carlos Rubio Imbers

Treasurer

Arno Van Der Maden
Arno Van Der Maden

Statutory Examiner

Gianinna Perea
Gianinna Perea

Vocal 1

Mitch Winters
Mitch Winters

Vocal 2

Fernanda Jiménez Sauter
Fernanda Jiménez Sauter

Vocal 3

Willem Pothof
Willem Pothof

Vocal 4

Herman Reeling
Herman Reeling

Vocal 5

Executive Directors

María Mesén
María Mesén

Executive Director

Maria is Costa Rican, with more than 17 years of solid experience in bilateral Chambers of commerce, background in Communications Degree and a master’s degree in Project Management, multicultural experiences with studies abroad in Spain and knowledge of the Dutch Culture.

Edward Troost
Edward Troost

Manager Business Development

Philip de Jongh
Philip de Jongh

Curacao Especialist

Philip´s paternal family is from Curacao, and he has been to the island several times, so he knows the place well, and he can go there if needed; he is in contact with entrepreneurs that work there, so he can find information if required.

Committees

Corporate Social Responsibility

Infrastructure and Logistics

Importing and Exporting CR-NL

Tourism

OUR MISSION

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

Contact US
  • San José, San José Costa Rica
  • +506 8458 9947
  • info@hollandhouse.cr