about January 16, 2021
Fotohandel Delfshaven is a shop dedicated to vintage lenses and cameras. Though cozy in appearance, it contains the largest collection within the Benelux. Our collection spans the gamut, from highly collectible rarities to durable work horses for daily use. The interior of the shop itself is a testament to our love of vintage objects. We’ve decorated the space with furniture and lamps from bygone eras.
Fotohandel Delfshaven was established in 2009 in Rotterdam, the result of a love for vintage cameras and lenses which got so out of hand, it evolved into a shop. The name of the shop refers to our first location, Delfshaven, a historic part of Rotterdam which used to belong to Delft. When our growing collection required more space, a move to Delft felt like a natural fit. Afterall, Delft was once the centre of lens innovation – famous Delft inhabitant Antonie van Leeuwenhoek created cutting-edge microscopes through which he observed microbial life.
Maarten is the shop’s founder and is primarily in charge of obtaining stock and small repairs. He’s aided by Levi, our highly knowledgeable shop assistant, and Mikolaj, who maintains the web only and outlet items. Daphne works behind the scenes and often goes on coffee runs.