STEP INTO THE WORLD OF THE SHOE

To be seen

Exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Thousands of years of shoe history are featured in this semi-permanent exhibition that explains the relationship between man and his footwear through place, time, rituals, function and identity.

Exhibition

Permanent exhibition

In Het Verhaal Van de Langstraat, five main characters recount life in an area traditionally known for the manufacture of leather and shoes.

Exhibition

Permanent exhibition

In How It Gets Made, we show the manufacturing process of leather and shoes using historical machines and contemporary interactives.

Expected

Oct. 6, 2024 -

Eighty years young Fred de la Bretonière turns eighty at the end of this year. For more than fifty years he has been at the forefront of Dutch shoe designers. That, of course, needs to be celebrated.

To be seen

April 23, 2024 - May 5, 2024

Walk with an experienced guide to see the machines in operation.

Exhibition

April 20, 2024 - September 15, 2024

As a tough guy always wanted to try out pumps? Or wanted to look a lot taller thanks to funky platform soles from the seventies? This is possible from April 20 in the Schoenenkwartier in Waalwijk.

Spotlight

April 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Meet Gerla: a 120-year-old family business. Founded in 1904 as a tannery by Mr. Laureijssen. Then, in cooperation with his sons, developed into a unique shoe-clog manufacturer.

To be seen

April 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024

Maxim Verheul is a Dutch shoe designer who draws his inspiration from Dutch cultural heritage, in this case "the wooden shoe. His research at Schoenenkwartier focuses on the Dutch wooden shoe and the craft of making wooden shoes by hand

Been

January 21, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Studio Joris de Groot is a product design and research studio exploring the tension between craft and industry.

Been

January 10, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Clemens Tomlow's "monster under the bed" is part of PODIUM SHOENENLAB EDITION 2023 along with projects by Studio Joris de Groot, Kristiyan Hristov and DAE Studio Body building.

Been

January 1, 2024 - April 1, 2024

The Spotlight Cabinet in the Shoe Quarter is the domain of La Mer Orthopedic Shoes for the next three months.

Been

October 31, 2023 - April 1, 2024

The Old Norman term cuir bouilli, literally translatable as boiled leather, remains a mystery.

Been

Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024

Kristiyan Hristov is an emerging designer in the field of 3D printed shoes. He is working on a project exploring the use of biomimicry.

Been

September 5, 2023 - December 31, 2023

No one can ignore her at the moment: Barbie. Trending topic this summer was Barbenheimer, a double blockbuster that flooded all the cinemas

Been

June 25, 2023 - July 10, 2023

A dress made of seaweed. A creation made of orange peel. In the world of fashion artist Agnes van Dijk (1962, Geldrop) nothing is impossible.

Been

June 6, 2023 - July 30, 2023

The Shoe Quarter is celebrating its first anniversary by highlighting some special, recent donations.

Been

May 25, 2023 - June 25, 2023

the Shoe Quarter is hosting several live workshops during the Cutting Edges exhibition. Roderick Pieters, Lisa van der Plaetse and Gabriel Giordano will be guests each week and demonstrate their skills.

Been

May 2, 2023 - Sept. 17, 2023

The exhibition CUTTING EDGES in the award-winning Shoe Quarter building, explores and pushes the boundaries of contemporary design.