About Mariëtta Buitenhuis

Mariëtta Buitenhuis is an attorney-at-law at AKD who specialises in issues pertaining to public order and its maintenance. The options to take enforcement measures against digital disturbances of the peace have her particular attention.

In her role, Mariëtta regularly assists mayors issuing closure orders under Article 13b of the Dutch Opium Act and the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act. In addition, Mariëtta advises and litigates in the field of environmental law, planning blight, compensation for loss resulting from administrative acts, government liability and other matters of administrative law. Although she typically represents local and higher authorities in these matters, Mariëtta also has experience assisting companies and private individuals.

The cutting edge where the interests of the corporate sector and the public sector meet is where Mariëtta feels right at the home. A boon to her clients are her understanding of political context, personal involvement and affinity with administrative relationships. These are skills that Mariëtte developed and honed over the years she spent in local politics. She still combines her work as a attorney-at-law with chairing a local chapter of a Dutch political party.

Mariëtta frequently publishes blogs, annotations and publications on the law governing public order, including a monthly newsletter on legal developments in public order matters. In 2020, Mariëtta was awarded the prize for best administrative law blog by the Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk. She published two articles in the "De Gemeentestem" journal on the question whether Dutch mayors have the power to impose “digital area bans” and internet bans.

You can follow Mariëtta on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates in her area of expertise.

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More about

  • Radboud University
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Mariëtta Buitenhuis has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Administrative law


Based on this registration, Mariëtta is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.