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.
The shop window with traditional brushes, wooden clogs, Unger window cleaning products and quality textiles.
The masterpiece of our shop; the old cash register, still displaying Dutch Guilders.
Large rows of traditional clogs, hundreds types of brushes and wooden utensils.
The store may be 200 years old, but we have kept up with time. We have a webshop now.
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.