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Cornelis Vrolijk catches, farms and processes fish and seafood. Founded in 1880, the family-owned company has been based since the 1950s in the port of IJmuiden, where its quayside cold stores are fronted by an office volume.
CE remodelled the interiors – entrance hall, reception, workspaces, canteen, meeting rooms and director’s office – to reflect the company slogan: fishers of tomorrow.
Visitors cross to the bright and spacious cloakroom
Visitors cross to the bright and spacious cloakroom
The Kippie concept is for everyone: accessible and inexpensive.
The Kippie concept is for everyone: accessible and inexpensive.

Millenial perspective

In "Millenial Perspective" our junior team member Tycho Knobbout gives his specific Millenial view on different subjects. Tycho is a 23 year old, 3rd grade student of International Lifestyle Studies in Tilburg. During his internship he writes about trends and how these relate to his generation. Read his first column; "Give me a break"

Hello TV chooses Claessens Erdmann

Thrilled to announce that Claessens Erdmann is partnering up with "Hello TV", dedicated to revitalizing the retail landscape of TV stores in The Netherlands. Their primary focus will be on offering an enhanced shopping experience and expert advice to customers seeking top notch televisions for the best deal.

Concrete temple

The first time our collegue Bart van Ham visited the Pantheon in Rome, he was immediately struck by its size, simplicity and tranquility. Despite the hundreds of tourists and the overabundance of detailing. The floor, the walls and the dome are ONE unity, ONE story, ONE building.

Remodelling fishermen's home in IJmuiden

Cornelis Vrolijk catches, farms and processes fish and shrimp. Founded in 1880, the family-owned company has been based since the 1950s in the port of IJmuiden, where its quayside cold stores are fronted by an office volume.

Opening first two stores Trekpleister

Last Wednesday, we celebrated a milestone as Trekpleister unveiled their newly renewed concept in their store in Putten designed by Claessens Erdmann.

MR. MARVIS chooses Claessens Erdmann

MR MARVIS, the Dutch Amsterdam brand known for its recognisable handcrafted, high-quality material shorts and trousers with elasticated waistbands and hidden pockets, took another step in its growth some short time ago. The brand has been operating for seven years and achieved international success in countries such as Belgium, Germany, France, and the UK.

REWE Ready Rostock ist da!

The 10th installment of REWE's Smart Store concept and the second REWE Ready Smart Automat, has opened its doors at the IONITY fast charging park in Rostock, Germany. With the innovative smart store solutions REWE/Lekkerland further extends the unmanned convenience of immediate consumption to locations like charging parks.

Touching the Past, Illuminating the Present

Hidden in the picturesque hills of Treviso, Veneto, the Museo Canoviano, and its 1957 extension by Carlo Scarpa, hold a special place in the heart of Anna. Only those who are truly architecture enthusiasts and Carlo Scarpa lover would venture to drive uphill to this small village. However, the journey is unquestionably rewarded, particularly when followed by a glass of Prosecco!

MR MARVIS Maastricht is here to stay

The Dutch brand MR. MARVIS, yesterday opened its fourth store in The Netherlands, located on the lively and bustling Kleine Staat 20 shopping street in Maastricht.

A nice Seljavallalaug swim

Visiting Iceland can become a touristic experience but our collegue and architectural engineer Wouter, would recommend going beyond the ‘Golden Circle’, roam the entire island/country at your own pace, because "the beauty of Iceland lies within its natural magnitude and its tranqulity" he states.

Contributing to Stadsarchief Rotterdam

We are delighted to announce that today, january 15th we donate to the Stadsarchief Rotterdam.

City dynamics: Breda's bright brand store

The vibrant city of Breda, has felt the absence of a VVV since 2020. The longing for a physical place of information and welcoming is undeniable.


Thank you Floortje, for 28 years of inspiration!

Greening the office: our sustainable design journey in Utrecht

We are happy to share a peek into our ongoing interior design project for the Duurzaam Energie kantoor in Utrecht. First, what makes this project special is Reuse, now and in the future. We're integrating reuse as a core element of our design strategy.

Louwman & Parqui choose Claessens Erdmann!

With pleasure, we announce the partnership with Louwman & Parqui.

Breda opens new Tourist Office, Explore Breda Store

After four years, Breda has an official Tourist Office once again: Explore Breda Store. At Stadserf 2 in the heart of the city centre. Alderman Carla Kranenborg - van Eerd performed the official opening today. The Explore Breda Store was developed by Breda Marketing, which holds the official Tourist Office licence in Breda, on behalf of the municipality. Together with Breda Marketing, we developed the concept and designed the shop's interior. Besides its information function, Explore Breda Store will inspire visitors, residents, students and entrepreneurs with unique stories and products from Breda.

AS Watson Benelux HQ, Great work in progress

Last week marked the uncovering of AS Watson Benelux's newly revitalized headquarters in Renswoude. Designed by Claessens Erdmann, the office space is now abuzz with renewed energy as employees gathered in a completely renewed work environment.

Foot Locker Nieuwendijk

Over the past three years, we've worked on over 150 projects for Foot Locker EMEA, each one taken care of with dedication and expertise of our team. From relocations to expansions, from remodels to refreshments, and from small changes to entire more storey buildings, we've left our mark.

HelloTV opens 13th store

With the opening of the new shop in Tilburg, HelloTV takes the next step to express its positioning as the authority on TV also in the physical shop.

NIKE store Mall of the Netherlands open

The NIKE store in the Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam opened last week! We handled the design and construction. Such a great client to work with!

Mr Marvis in Knokke and Gent

Last week, the Dutch brand MR. MARVIS opened two new stores in Knokke and Gent, Belgium. We collaborated again as designers and architectural engineers, chosen for our expertise in retail design and architecture. This marks our seventh store with MR. MARVIS, ensuring that the physical spaces match the high quality of their products.

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