Find your dream guitar in a relaxed atmosphere. Visit our showroom by appointment.
You are most welcome to visit the showroom in Breda, in the south of Holland, by appointment. Here you can try our handpicked selection of fine guitars in a relaxed atmosphere.
The showroom is based in "de Olyton", a beautiful 18th century monumental building just two minutes away from Breda's historical city centre and 5 minutes away from the central station. There are plenty of parking spaces in the Boschstraat and several parking facilities nearby.
History of the building.
Our showroom is housed in one of Breda's most stately buildings in one of the oldest streets of the city, the Boschstraat. The name of the building "de Olyton" was first documented in 1500. However only the cellars of the original structure remain as "de Olyton" wasn't spared a vast city fire in 1534. The building as it's known today dates back to 1791 and the style room was added in 1810.
The building served as a private house until 1926 when the owner, a banker by the name of Laurijssen donated it to the Diocese of Breda. In 1929 an expansion on the back of the building was realised which holds many architectural elements in the style of the Amsterdam School. The showroom is located in this part of the building.
During the 2nd world war the house was confiscated by the German forces. A bullet hole in one of the paintings in the style room is a visible reminder of this period.
In 1976 the building was fully restored and has served as an office building since. In 2005 "de Olyton" underwent another vast restoration initiated by a group of investors who are committed to preserve the historic heritage in the city of Breda.
18th Century style room.
One of the buildings key features is a 18th century style room which was fully restored in 2004.
The showroom is on the third floor, but if you are fore any reason not able to climb the stairs please let me know a few days in advance and I will make reservations for the style room which is located on the ground floor near the entrance.
Reservations for the style room can only be made during weekends in order not to disturb other users of the building, and only a small selection of instruments can be displayed.
Breda is a great city for a day out! The Boschstraat is a lively street with coffee-bars, restaurants and cafe and brewery de Beyerd, one of Breda's oldest cafes, just across the street.
25 meters up ahead you'll find the Stedelijk Museum Breda, and from there it's only a two minute walk to the historic city centre. On the town square with it's many terraces you'll also find the "Grote kerk". This Gothic style church dates back as far as 1410. From there you're only a stroll away from the Breda Castle which houses the military academy, and from the Valkenberg city park.