Look inside our shop

Our shop is truly worth a visit. Since it was established, the shop interior has retained much of its original character and charm. The shop window, the hundreds of brushes hanging from the ceiling, the rows of traditional clogs, and the classic cash register remain the same. For nearly 200 years, the Boom family has been the specialist for hand-made Dutch household items, including traditional wooden clogs, brushes, household products and ropes in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. The virtual tour above should give you a good impression of the shop and our product range.

We have an extensive and eclectic mix of traditional and modern products. If you can think of it, we have it. For instance, we sell Crackfree starch powder, Reckitt's Crown Blue fabric whitener, pipe or radiator cleaners, teapot spouts and chimney sweeps. Our rope and twine collection include sustainably sourced natural fibres, for example hemp, manila, sisal and cotton. Our thousands of products are stacked up to the ceiling. Don't forget to look up. Our products also hang from the ceiling! Feather dusters, rotan carpet beaters, and shoe brushes hang side by side.


Do you spot a cool product in our shop which we do not sell online yet? Let us know via facebook of use the contact page and we will add it to our online product range!


The shop window with traditional brushes and clogs

The shop window with traditional brushes, wooden clogs, Unger window cleaning products and quality textiles.

Boom Clogs

 For almost 200 years the Boom family has sold wooden clogsbrusheshousehold products and ropes

The masterpiece of our shop; the old cash register

The masterpiece of our shop; the old cash register, still displaying Dutch Guilders.

The facade and interior of the store are a listed as a monument
The facade and interior of the store are a listed as a monument. As a result nothing has changed over the years. For example, even the colors of all cabinets and drawers are listed. Fun fact is that the characteristic mint-green color was created right after the war as a result of mixing left over paint.
Large rows of traditional clogs, hundreds types of brushes and wooden utensils

Large rows of traditional clogs, hundreds types of brushes and wooden utensils.

Kept up with time - webshop

The store may be 200 years old, but we have kept up with time. We have a webshop now.

Adding the garden

The store has been extended to the rear where the garden once stood, however, the listed facade had to stay in place. As a result you can see the original doorway and window in the middle of our shop.