Our Heritage | Van Leersum

Our Heritage

Van Leersum is a family-run business, established in 1892. Our Physical Store is located in this beautiful authentic building in the area of the Hollandse Waterlinie. Our story goes four generations back in time, curiosity for creating beautiful atmospheres is in our blood.

The roots of Van Leersum goes all the way back to 1892. Leendert van Leersum started a drapery store on the dike in Herwijnen. The start was made next to the current location. 


36 years went by and it was time for a new chapter for the Van Leersum Family:


The store moved to the current mansion and accompanied by his four sons, Leendert expanded his store with Home Furnishings. The new name Van Leersum & Sons was born and together they did everything to achieve their big dreams.

 Almost every day the four sons went out in the area to trade. Trading activities were done by nothing more than a bicycle. They cycled through the typical green landscapes known as the Hollandse Polders. On these bikes, they carried large suitcases with items to sell. Isn't this charming?



The youngest son Willem van Leersum took over the business that became a household name through the years. Willem van Leersum was a very humble and unique person, he did a lot of honorable work in the area. He believed that it was unnecessary to take the credit for all the good things he did, so his actions mostly remained anonymous. 


Even though after years of honorable actions, our beloved father and grandfather was granted by her Majesty the Queen with a gold medal of honor. A very unique moment in his life!

Van Leersum

Nowadays Van Leersum is ran by daughter and grandson of Willem van Leersum. 

We feel so blessed to maintain the roots of Van Leersum, in a place full of stories and character.


Step by in our boutique and we are more than happy to tell you all about our story and our beloved interior collection.

Van Leersum

Waaldijk 20

4171CE Herwijnen

The Netherlands

It is possible to visit our boutique by appointment, please contact us via one of the contact options below:


Phone: (+31) 6 81 70 34 25


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