Consultancy hours

We are currently only available via our chat box and not by phone due to the outbreak of the Corona virus. The walk-in hours are also postponed until further notice.


Normally, you can call the Rechtswinkel any weekday with your legal questions (020-6731311). If you prefer to come by in person, you are welcome at our walk-in hours every Wednesday and Thursday evening.


Please not that we currently do not give advice per telephone. You can ask your legal questions in the chatbox, where our colleagues are happy to answer your questions. You can also use the chatbox to make an appointment for a video call.


Monday 10.00 – 17.00 o’clock
Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00 o’clock and 18.30 – 21.00 o’clock
Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00 o’clock
Thursday 10.00 – 17.00 o’clock
Friday 10.00 – 17.00 o’clock


Please note that we currently do not have walk-in hours due to the outbreak of the Corona virus. Instead you can use the chatbox to ask for a video call with one of our colleagues.


Wednesday 18.00 – 19.30 o’clock
Thursday 18.00 – 19.30 o’clock

No appointment is necessary and whoever arrives before 19:30h will be seen. We work on a first come first serve basis. One is seen by two of our colleagues, who maintain a maximum 15 minutes per person. Our team can advise in both Dutch and English. To aid in the process of advising on your situation and respect our 15-minute policy, we ask that you visit us prepared with a clear story and question and that you keep any relevant documentation at hand. For example, any contracts or letters that you refer to. We advise to call us first, as it might not be necessary to visit us.

* The employees will not discuss legal questions regarding criminal, migration and tax law. Our opening hours may be affected by public holidays.

About us

The Rechtswinkel Amsterdam has been giving free legal advice since 1972. This is made possible by 32 eager law students who volunteer some of their spare time to engage with the Rechtswinkel. Besides what these students learn at university, they receive weekly lectures at the Rechtswinkel on a variety of topics. The Rechtswinkel provides this education to ensure that the students give up-to-date advice to anyone they help. We also provide the students with plenty of opportunities to visit law firms or attend hearings in court, to keep them engaged with the legal landscape and to put them in touch with potential future employers. Within the Rechtswinkel there are several legal sections and boards. The sections have the responsibility to do the necessary research into their particular field of law, e.g. employers law; the boards are in control of organising activities, the lectures, or our blog posts. Every students is part of a section and a board and thus has plenty of opportunity to aid the functioning of our association. In short, we owe it to each of the students that work for us that the Rechtswinkel can continue to do what it was founded for: To give accurate legal advice free of charge!


Law firms De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Allen & Overy and Loyens & Loeff decided in December 2013 to come together and rescue the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam from the abyss. Since then, they have continued to provide us with financial support and give us help and advice when needed, along with the Legal Aid Board (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand).


In 2020 another leading law firm decided to provide the Rechtswinkel with counsel and financial support: Stibbe.

For questions concerning sponsorship you can send an e-mail to or call 020-6733811.

Stichting Vrienden Rechtswinkel Amsterdam

The Stichting Vrienden Rechtswinkel Amsterdam (SVRA) is an organisation which aims to support the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam in all its aspects. The board of the SVRA intends to bring together as many former employees of the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam as possible by means of  a yearly event and a newsletter. Doing so, the boards aims to inform former employees about any developments at the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam and to create and maintain an active network from which both the Rechtswinkel and its (former) employees may benefit.

As SVRA, we hope to act as a safety net for the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam. Thanks to our network, we can guarantee the continuity, stability and professionality of the Rechtswinkel Amsterdam.

Are you a former employee, does the SVRA appeals to you and would you like to get updates about the Rechtswinkel? Send an email to You could also take a look at our LinkedIn-page or Facebook-page!
If you prefer to make a one-time donation, you can transfer it to NL37 INGB 0009 4816 86 for Stichting Vrienden van de Rechtswinkel Amsterdam.


Stichting Rechtswinkel Amsterdam

Dusartstraat 50-52
1072 HT Amsterdam

Tel: 020-6731311