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

Shoe and Collection

Advertising

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

Blank Canvas

Sneakers are no longer a part of the street scene. Besides the famous 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 may 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 shoemaking teacher at the Secondary Vocational School for the Leather and Shoe Industry was a passionate collector of numerous objects related to shoes and the shoe industry.

Shoe and Heritage

The Schoenkwartier is part of the Kropholler complex, the eye-catcher of the center of Waalwijk, which for centuries has been the center of the Langstraat, center of leather and shoe industry.