About Howden

VlC & Partners and Howden logos

VLC & Partners, a leading insurance broker in the Netherlands, has officially joined Howden.

The acquisition is marking a significant expansion of our presence in the Dutch market. With the addition of 500 new employees and seven branches, we are poised for success.

Howden Netherlands remains committed to providing excellent local and regional expertise and service. Our client-focused approach ensures that your needs are our top priority, and we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and innovative solutions.

Being part of Howden gives us access to a global network of resources and expertise, allowing us to offer you the best possible insurance solutions while maintaining our commitment to personalised service. With our extensive contacts and industry knowledge, we are well-positioned to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Howden is the largest independently-owned international retail insurance broker in the world. We've had a presence in the Netherlands since 2013 

The team in the Netherlands has a specialist focus on Construction, Manufacturing, Marine, Real Estate & Logistics.

Incorporated in Rotterdam in 2013, Howden Netherlands now employs more than 20 staff and has responded to client needs by servicing other lines. These include A&H, EB, Construction, D&O, General Corporate & Commercial, Cyber, General Liability, K&R,  Motor Fleet, Offshore Energy, Product Liability, Professional Indemnity, and Property.  

We also partner with specialist Howden teams in London and international markets to place complex specialty risks. Together we create unique risk solutions, programmes and facilities across a wide range of industries and risk classes, placing complex risks for some of the world's largest companies. 

The team in the Netherlands is committed to providing excellent local and regional expertise and service, whilst passing on to our clients the benefits of being part of an international broking group. Client focus is at the heart of what we do. No matter how difficult the situation we give it everything we have because we are not just interested in winning your business: we want to make sure you stay with us.

Our approach capitalises on our long term contacts with both underwriters and relations. We use our local experience, knowledge and creativity to deliver solutions to meet your clients’ needs.


A positive, proactive entrepreneurial attitude shines through everything we do

How we operate

Switched on, forward-thinking insight

Transferring risk for multinational corporations, advising SMEs on smart decisions or designing bespoke services for individuals, we use our knowhow to solve tough problems.

Through our Howden One partner network, we have access to a huge community of brokers and risk managers, with over 20,000 local experts all over the globe operating under one set of standards and connected through shared values.

Representing your interests all the way 

Leveraging our strong reputation with insurers to negotiate the best possible solutions for our clients, we use every resource at our disposal to get you the results you need.

At Howden, senior brokers take a very hands-on approach with client work – a large proportion of them over 10-15 years’ experience in their specialist subject. We make sure their skill and insight is readily available for you to benefit from. 

Investing time up front to understand your business

Brokers can only represent your interests properly when they precisely understand them. Educating underwriters about your exact needs is a big part of getting you the most competitive deal.

Luckily, we have a head start with specialist brokers in a vast variety of sectors and types of insurance:  

Accident & health / commercial crime / construction / cyber liability / directors' & officers' / employee benefits / financial institutions / general corporate & commercial / general liability / kidnap & ransom / life / marine / motor / personal lines / political risk / product liability / professional indemnity / property & real estate / surety / structured trade credit / trade credit & bonds / warranty & indemnity

Relationships for the long term

Every client relationship we enter into, we want it to last. 

At Howden we work hard so that clients never want to leave us – we play the long game. 

That means keeping in touch, staying up to date any with significant changes in your business and being proactive on your behalf – and that doesn’t mean just trying to sell new products to you.

We use our initiative to your advantage. 

Flat and flexible, for quick decisions

Howden has a remarkably flat and empowered management structure – very unusual for a company of its scope and scale.

What this means for you is that decisions can be made quickly without going through a long-winded, centralised approval process. As a result, we’re set up to react faster to changing conditions and last-minute demands.

In short, decision-making processes that are lean and nimble help you take advantage of fresh opportunities as they come along.

For more details about how we operate, read our terms of business agreement.


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