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Burghgraef van Tiel has a lot of experience in mapping the risk factors in the hospitality and leisure sector. Our experts know what they are talking about and are familiar with the procedures and principles of central and local government.


As a rule, catering companies fall under the ‘meeting function’, the definition of which is as follows: a user function for the gathering of people for art, culture, religion, communication, childcare, the provision of refreshments for use on site and the viewing of sport.

Koninklijke Horeca Nederland’ is one of the largest trade associations in the Netherlands, which represents the interests of its members. ‘Koninklijke Horeca Nederland’ has six sectors.

These six sectors are:

  • Beverage sector
  • Fast service sector (ice cream parlors, cafeterias, etc.)
  • Restaurant sector
  • Hotel sector
  • Party catering
  • Tourism and recreation

Attractive goods

The risk of burglary in the hospitality industry should not be underestimated. The current entertainment venues in particular, have housed an increase in attractive goods in their premises. In addition to the theft of attractive goods, the risk of vandalism also plays a major role in the industry.

The main goods are:

  • Image and sound equipment
  • Computer equipment
  • Drinks
  • Money
  • Tobacco products

Assess risks

When assessing the insurable risks in the hospitality & leisure sector, a wide variety of matters are considered.

The main parts are:

  • (catering) company forms
  • Max. numbers of visitors per type of catering and/or halls, rooms, etc.
  • Types of guests or target group(s)
  • Quality, quantity and history of management
  • Expected revenue in the coming year, there are strong seasonal influences
  • Is the building inhabited / by whom, and how does it gain access
  • Facilities for depositing, storing and disposing of waste
  • Quality of the electrical installation
  • Fireplace, chimney material, sweeping frequency, wood storage, etc.

The above elements apply to the entire hospitality and leisure sector. In addition, there are a number of specific risk factors that apply to certain niches.

Our services

You can contact us for a thorough risk analysis. This is an important first step in your risk management process. After all, if you know what the risks are, you can anticipate and intervene before it is too late.

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