The Shoe Quarter is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

The rich past of the leather and shoe industry comes alive in the Shoe Quarter.

Shoe and Collection


For centuries, shoemakers and later shoe manufacturers have placed advertisements to market their products. At first they were mainly text ads but since the 19th century, images have also been used.

Blank Canvas

Sneakers can no longer be ignored on the streets. Besides the well-known sports brands, major fashion houses have also embraced the sneaker. Big favorite is and remains the all white sneaker.

From Dutch Soil

Piet Mondrian is without a doubt one of the most imaginative modern Dutch artists. Fashion designer JUDITHvanvliet and shoe designer Amber Ambrose Aurèle honored him with a joint collection; Van Hollandse Bodem.

BN'ers in the Shoe Quarter

With some regularity we are allowed to add shoes of Dutch celebrities to our collection. New are shoes from Youp van 't Hek, Samantha Steenwijk and Rutger van Barneveld.

Shoe and History

The initiator of this museum was Antoon Hendriks. This teacher of shoemaking at the Secondary Technical School for the Leather and Shoe Industry was an avid collector of numerous objects related to shoes and the shoe industry.

Shoe and Heritage

The Shoe Quarter is part of the Kropholler Complex, the focal point of the center of Waalwijk, which for centuries has been the center of the Langstraat, center of leather and shoe industry.