About us

Are you looking for an expat-friendly notary to have your legal matters arranged in a swift and professional manner? Look no further!

Westport Notarissen is well known for its international experience and no-nonsense approach. Our firm provides its clients with the needed services in a wide range of legal fields, such as family law, estate planning, real estate law and corporate law and has extensive experience in providing expert legal assistance to Dutch as well as international clients.

It is important to us to serve our clients with transparency and the highest level of professional integrity to ensure long-term success.

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What does a Dutch notary do?

A Dutch civil law notary is a (university-educated) legal expert with specific tasks and responsibilities. There are numerous instances at which you will, by law, require the services of a notary.

mandatory presence of notary

In certain cases, it is mandatory to have the right notarial deed (in Dutch: “notariële akte”) prepared and executed by a civil law notary. This is necessary to ensure legal certainty.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • drafting up a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement;
  • drawing up a will;
  • incorporating a limited liability company;
  • acquiring a real estate in ownership; and
  • taking out a mortgage loan.

Though a Dutch notary lends their services to you, he or she will – principally – act as an impartial advisor, who takes all parties’ interests into consideration. Nonetheless, under certain circumstances it is also possible to have a ‘party-appointed’ notary (“partijnotaris”), who would have the authority to assist you as partial legal advisor.


You may occasionally be requested or required to sign a power of attorney or a statement in the presence of a civil law notary. This could, for instance, be applicable to you when you buy your new home, but are unable to be personally present during the signing of the notarial deed of transfer.

In those situations, our office could be of service to you as well. We would determine that you have personally signed the document, which ensures that the signature you have placed is indeed yours. This is called a “legalisation” (“legalisatie”) or “notarisation” of your signature.


A notary in the Netherlands is obligated by law to establish the identity of his or her clients. When visiting a Dutch notary, you should always have a valid proof of identity on your person.

Authentication and Authorisation

Occasionally, companies and similar organisations require an authentication of their representatives. Such an authentication usually occurs along with a statement affirming that these representatives are authorised to represent the organisation at the moment of signing.

We can provide this service to you and declare on their authority. This is called an authorisation.

We take pride in guiding each client personally. We offer you a unique and tailor made approach.


    Weena 798a
    3014 DA Rotterdam


    Galgepad 21
    2671 MV Naaldwijk