If you are an entrepreneur in the Netherlands having a dispute with another entrepreneur, a consumer, a current or former employee or tenant, you have the option of taking the dispute to court. Other options are arbitration, binding advice and mediation. These are forms of dispute resolution outside the ordinary courts.
By including a dispute resolution clause in your contract, you can mutually agree that any disputes will be brought before the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) for arbitration, binding advice or mediation, in accordance with a procedure laid down in advance and known to all parties. Such a stipulation can be included in national and international contracts.