Plan Early

Give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks to plan. The further you plan ahead, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to locate and book the right Netherland-based professional for your deposition.

Depo Venue

Depositions in the Netherlands can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel room, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.

Local Court Reporters

We have local court reporters in Netherlands, which means little to no travel costs for you.

Visa Requirements

U.S. passport holders may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

Hague Evidence Convention

Netherlands is a member of the Hague Evidence Convention. Find out more about the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Want more information on how to schedule a deposition in the Netherlands? Download our 6-page PDF guide to depositions in the Netherlands.

Video tips

Let our experts walk you through the process of setting up a deposition in the Netherlands.

How to set up a deposition in the Netherlands

Kimberlee Castro, Global Deposition Expert with Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in the Netherlands.

How to swear in a witness abroad

Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, discusses essential tips and know-how to correctly administer the oath during an international deposition.

Case Study: Amsterdam

Hallo From The Netherlands

Challenge
U.S. attorneys need to depose witnesses in Amsterdam, but are unable to travel.
Solution
We dispatched our Netherlands-based court reporter and legal videographer to a conference center near the witnesses for the depos to take place. The U.S. attorneys participate by video link, saving time, money and ensuring everyone’s peace of mind.

Expert info, tips & advice

Sharing our over 17 years of international deposition experience with you.

International Deposition Tips: First Step to Setting Up a Depo Outside the U.S.

We are very excited to unveil our first video from our brand new video series, International Deposition Tips. The entire Optima Juris team will be sharing insider tips, advice, guides, and information about international depositions in these quick and easy-to-view videos. First up we have Optima Juris CEO, Ian Hardy, explaining the first step to setting up a deposition outside the U.S.

Infographic: 5 Tips for Swearing In a Witness Abroad

Have a witness you need to depose in a foreign country? Wondering how you can administer the oath correctly? There are a number of possible solutions available for swearing in a witness outside of the U.S. Our quick and easy infographic provides some practical suggestions based on our extensive experience scheduling depositions abroad.

Depositions in the Netherlands – International Deposition Tips

Need to dispose a willing witness in the Netherlands? Don’t worry we have your back! Our amazing Director of Scheduling and CSR, Kimberlee Castro, walks you through the legalities for how to set up a U.S. deposition in the Netherlands.

Essential international travel information for the Netherlands

Currency

Netherlands uses the Euro. For more information on currency conversions visit XE. Before you leave, notify your bank, credit card company, or other financial institutions that you are going overseas. Avoid carrying cash and consider using traveler's checks or major credit cards instead (but make sure they are accepted at your destination before departing on your trip).

Weather

For the latest weather information in cities throughout the Netherlands visit weather.com.

General tipping

Many services already have a service charge added to the bill. If this is the case, you aren't obliged to tip extra. Tipping in the Netherlands, like in most of Europe, isn't really expected. However, leaving extra change or rounding up the bill in restaurants, bars and cafés is common.

Holidays & observances

Imagine your reaction if your deposition had to be rescheduled because of a major local holiday when everything was closed. Don’t let that happen to your depo. You can see a complete list of holidays in the Netherlands here: timeanddate.com/holidays/netherlands/.

Health

Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to the Netherlands. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Netherlands country page or contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulate for current entry requirements. The World Health Organization (WHO) can provide their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

Major airports

Amsterdam / Haarlemmermeer, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, AMS

Den Helder, Den Helder Airport, DHR

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