The Shoe Quarter is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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

In the Shoe Quarter, besides looking and learning, it is about participating and awareness. We want to offer new target groups an entrance to the cultural world and hopefully show them the way to other museums. Because shoes are part of the identity for young and old, for rich and poor, for every color and every individual. The shoe belongs to the world and to everyone. In many forms. This includes many different stories. We want to tell them, we want to make visitors think about 'their' footwear, where it comes from, how it can be made with respect for the world.

We have an exceptional Dutch collection, supplemented with exceptional designs and objects from the rest of the world. In the past decades we have also built up a great deal of knowledge about everything relating to the leather and shoe industries. We have also made this largely digitally available, so that knowledge can become a voyage of discovery in the Shoe Quarter.