Founded in 1930
Fashion-oriented, traditional, contact with young and old. A wonderful profession that we have been practicing for 40 years now. Every day we find it a challenge to advise the customer beautiful glasses with good vision with our knowledge and spontaneous way of working.
JANUARY 1ST 1990 – PRESENT
Roy and Lian
Are you looking for a new frame or sunglasses? Then drop by at Cronjéstraat 15, Haarlem. With us you will find the most beautiful glasses and sunglasses for a new “look”, from private label to affordable brand frames. The best color available from all models, making it a careful, extensive and varied collection.
SEPTEMBER 10TH 1966 – DECEMBER 31ST 1989
Mr and Mrs Vester for their beautiful shop. For many years they have built up a satisfied clientele through their expertise in and passion for the optical profession, especially Mrs. Vester had a special relationship with the customers. In the early years, Mr. Vester stood until late in the evening sharpening the lenses by hand and mounting them in the frames that were sold. After a few years he bought his first grinding machine.
After many years of hard work, they are therefore happy that they could pass on the scepter to their niece Lian and her partner Roy, who continued the shop in their own way.
OCTOBER 18TH 1930 – SEPTEMBER 10TH 1966
P. Van der Geest
This is a photo from “the old box”. Heer van der Geest proudly poses with his wife in front of their newly opened store in Generaal Cronjestraat no. 15. Van der Geest Optiek sold a lot more besides glasses at the time; theater and binoculars, barometers, hygrometers and thermometers, but also small hardware. Heer van der Geest was known as “Uncle Piet” who was a member of the volunteer fire brigade outside his profession. For example, there was an alarm bell in the store, when it went off, Piet closed the door to help put out the fire.
Glasses as jewellery
The most important thing about glasses is of course that you see well and sharply, but more and more often glasses are an accessory, see them as a piece of jewellery.
Made especially for you
No eye or face is the same. The frame can define your face. After a careful eye examination, the correction is determined and the glass type discussed.
Welcome in our store
Come and take a look at our store in Haarlem. We would like to introduce you to our collection. You are welcome!