Foundation NNVO

NNVO, the National Nautical Traffic Service Training, is the key training centre for the nautical sector. NNVO is a non-profit foundation. We cooperate with the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Dutch: Rijkswaterstaat), the Royal Netherlands Navy, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Amsterdam. Groningen Seaports, North Sea Port and The Hague Port Authority. Experts from our participants are directly involved in the training.

NNVO has a Board Committee and a Board of Management. The board members establish the vision for NNVO and assure the quality of the agency. The board also defines the NNVO strategy, supervises financially sound business management and determines the fees.

Annual reports

Board Committee

  • Mr J.W. van de Geer, Chairman of the Board, Head of the Project Realisation Department, WDODelta
  • Mr R.J. Gutteling, Head of the VTS and Deputy Harbour Master, Port of Rotterdam 
  • Mr A. Stuulen, Infrastructure Programme Manager, province of Fryslân
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Board of Management

  • Mr J.W. van de Geer, Chairman of the Board, head of the Project Realisation Department, WDODelta
  • Mr C.A. Duvekot, Harbour Master at Port Authority and Scheveningen Traffic Control Centre 
  • Mr R.J. Gutteling, head of the VTS and deputy Harbour Master, Port of Rotterdam  
  • Mr M. Hage, Shipping Traffic and Water Management Department Head south west Netherlands, Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management
  • Mr J. Hollander, North Sea Port Harbour Master
  • Mr J.W. Husslage, Head of Operations, Port of Amsterdam
  • Mr J.H. Post, Head of Water Infrastructure Department, Water systems sector, Waternet
  • Mr A.J. Schuitmaker, Deputy State Harbour Master, Head of Port Facilities Product Group, Den Helder
  • Mr A. Stuulen, Infrastructure Programme Manager, province of Fryslân
  • Mr P. van der Wal, Harbour Master at Groningen Seaports

NNVO Agency

  • Mr drs. P. Kuijt, Director
  • Mr A.J. Keller, Head of VTS Training Courses
  • Mr. B. Struijk, Teacher & Functional Manager VTS
  • Mr K. Huisman, Nautical Curricular Strands Coordinator
  • Ms C.T. de Beer, Management Assistant
  • Ms E.G. Achten, Educational Expert
  • Mr Y.R. Bontekoe, Educational Expert
  • Ms drs. J. van Eck, Educational Expert
  • Mr J.A. Jonker, Teacher
  • Mr D. le Roy, Financial Controller
  • Ms E.M. Pelgrim-Buis, Communication Specialist
  • Ms A. Klinge, VTS Secretariat
  • Ms A. Verboon, VTS Secretariat
  • Ms J. Kooij, NCS Secretariat
  • Ms K. Koot, NCS Secretariat
  • Ms L. de Lange, NCS & VTS Secretariat
  • Mr J.H. Dekker, VTS Advisor
  • Mr J.J.M. Weststrate, VTS Advisor


Commission of Certification and Auditing
The Commission of Certification and Auditing (CCA) monitors the standard of the training courses by means of examinations. This commission is part of NNVO.

Commission of Experts
The practical relevance of the training courses that NNVO provides, is monitored by the Commission of Experts (CoE). The members of the CoE are responsible for the relevance of the course material. In fact, they check whether the working method described applies to the organisation they represent.

NNVO has a Commission of Experts for the VTS training and a Commission of Experts for the nautical curricular strands. These commissions consist of representatives of VTS authorities and Waternet, who have the course material assessed by subject matter experts.

Supervisory Commission
The quality of conducting examinations is guaranteed by the Supervisory Commission (SC). This commission is composed of three members. They visit unannounced an examination room where an examination is being conducted.


Nieuwe cursisten gestart met VTS-opleiding

De eerste Initial Training van 2022 voor aankomende VTS-operators is een feit. Op dinsdag 4 januari werd een nieuwe lichting cursisten welkom geheten bij NNVO in Rotterdam. 

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Fijne feestdagen & een gezond 2022!

NNVO wenst alle cursisten, docenten, coaches, participanten en andere relaties fijne feestdagen en een gezond en succesvol 2022. Ook het team van NNVO gaat kerst en nieuwjaar vieren.

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Pilot nieuwe leerlijn brug- en sluisoperator vanaf februari 2022

Het projectteam dat zich bezighoudt met de nieuwe leerlijn voor brug- en sluisoperators is weer een mooie stap verder in de ontwikkelfase. Vanaf februari gaat NNVO van start met de pilot.

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Do you have questions?

Do you have questions, comments, suggestions or other matters you would like to raise? Then use our contact form. Naturally, all information that's being sent to NNVO will be treated confidentially.

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Contact with NNVO

Marten Meesweg 115
3068 AV Rotterdam

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From Monday to Friday:
08:00-17:00 hrs



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