About Dutch Labour Law

Dutch Labour Law is an initiative of HRM College, owned by Mr. drs. Arthur Hol. 

From 2005 onwards, Dutch Labour Law has conducted numerous incompany workshops for national and international companies. 

Due to great demand, starting 2017, we now also offer open registration workshops.

At the same time we developed the learning path Dutch Employment law and HRM for contemporary management consisting of seven modules. 

Arthur Hol

About Arthur Hol – owner and trainer

The Learning Path and workshops have been developed by Mr. Drs. Arthur Hol, who also acts as trainer. Arthur is partner at the Amsterdam-based law firm De Koning Vergouwen, specializing in employment law as well as partner at ‘Nieuw Organiseren’. He is also Programme Director at the Governance University. He is a former international HR Manager at Royal Dutch Shell and KLM and holds university degrees in both Law and organizational psychology.

Arthur’s varied and diverse background enables him to make the workshops both very practical as well as having a strong legal, business and HRM foundation, always taking different business angles into account. In addition, all workshops are highly interactive: prior to the workshop session, participants will be invited to submit cases for discussion purposes. Insights will be given into the best practices of relevant multinational companies.

Ralph Jan van der Ham

Ralph Jan van der Ham – trainer

Ralph Jan is partner of the labour law department at Holla legal & tax, Utrecht and Den Bosch. In addition to law, Ralph Jan studied Cultural Anthropology for a number of years, based on his broad interest in people and society. As a lawyer, he really stands next to the client and takes on the role of trusted advisor. International clients describe him, among other things, as “sharp and precise in legal matters, understanding of the business needs and pragmatic in his approach”. Ralph Jan also works as a mediator.


Yvonne Nijhuis – trainer

Yvonne is partner at Kienhuis Hoving lawyers, Enschede and Utrecht labour law & care sector. Lawyer, yoga-teacher and mediator. “I can empathise well with what concerns my clients and know fairly quickly where the core of the problem lies. Together with my client I strive for the best possible.”