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  • M10
  • Violen
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  • A2
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  • M10
  • Violen
  • 3
  • A2
  • 5
  • 1
  • M10
  • Violen
  • 3
  • A2
  • 5

HISTORY

The building situated at Voorstraat 13 is in the heart of history. At the edge of the historical centre of Dordrecht, the oldest city of Holland, and close to the three-rivers-point and Groothoofd. This is where the trade in wine, wool and wood was developed. Hundreds of monumental buildings and houses remind you of the rich past. The Voorstraat, the longest shopping street of Holland, has a lot of shops with art, antique and curiosities. The building has an history in trade and music. Since 1900 they sold bikes for about a century. The owner and bike merchant Van Riemsdijk had other talents as well. He and his daughter Johanna were really into music. They won competitions playing piano and pistonet, a kind of trumpet. When the circus was in town, Van Riemsdijk took his seat in the orchestra. His daughter Johanna studied piano and cello at the conservatorium of Rotterdam. Later on she accompanied her husband , who was amateur violin player, on the piano. This violin player was Mister Geest. Since 1987 until he reached a high age, he visited the studio of Lucienne in the Vleeshouwerstraat. A century after the bike shop had started and the music came in, Lucienne started a studio for creating and the restoration of musical instruments. The craft and the music are back where they belong.