Roots deeply grounded
in the world of spices.

Lilian Hottentot – CEO

Coming from an entrepreneurial Dutch family, with its roots deeply grounded in the world of spices, it was not a matter of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’ Lilian would pursue her career in the spice business. After having finished her master’s degree in Law, she soon found out that the legal field was not the right path for her.
So spices it was.

Her father, Jan Kees Hottentot -who recently retired- taught her all the tricks of the trade. And after many years of experience as wholesaler of spices, seeds, herbs and dehydrated vegetables, she is now continuing her family’s history. Bringing you the same expertise, service and quality with Hottentot Herbs & Spices BV.

And while continuing the family’s history, she is actively building the future of spice trade.

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From flower bulbs to spices.

Tom van Haaster – Manager Finance & Logistics

Grewing up in the world of flower bulbs and after obtaining his degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Entrepeneurship, Tom started working in his family business. He was responsible for office work in the broadest sense, from accounting and managing to logistics and sales.

After doing this job for 10 years, it was time for another challenge, which accidentally pushed him towards the spice world. Because of many similarities Tom immediately felt affinity. He has been working with spices since 2020 and he is responsible for Finance and Logistics at Hottentot B.V. .

By choosing for Hottentot Spices BV, you are assured of high quality products and a sustainable business relationship


Oregano, thyme, rosemary, dill, basil and many more


Cardamom, nutmeg, turmeric, star anise, cassia, chillies and many more

Dehydrated vegetables

Onion, garlic and bell pepper