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.
Maarten is the shop’s founder and is primarily in charge of obtaining new stock. He’s aided by shop manager Thom who runs the daily operation. Levi is our our highly knowledgeable shop assistant, a walking camera wikipedia, and is in training by Alan and Jorn to become a junior technician. Jorn is our learning technician and checks all camera’s and lenses prior listing online. Alan from Amsterdam Camera Repairs is our master technician and revives cameras back from the death.
Visit the shop
Shopping online is easy, but if you have the possibility we highly advise you to visit our physical store. There are some aspects of an object that can’t be communicated through an image, such as the weight and feel of the camera in your hands. If you’re in the Netherlands, we encourage you to visit the shop in order to fully experience the camera or lens before committing to a purchase. For general advice for those unsure about what they’re looking for, a trip to our shop in Delft is well worth the effort. A one-on-one conversation with our experts is the best way to your new purchase. Our team has decades of experience and can help you choose the perfect camera or lens for you.
Our store is located in the historic city centre of Delft, in the shadow of the famous Nieuwe Kerk on the market square. A lot of our customers combine a visit to the store with a nice day out in Delft. There is a lot of history, interesting buildings and to places to take some film nice photographs!
Visiting Delft by car is possible but please note the old centre is probibited for cars on many places and parking on the street can be very expensive. We advise parking cheaply in the ”marktgarage”, located on the edge of the old centre. From there it’s only a 5-7 minute walk along the canals. If you are selling a large collection to us please contact us by email up front. We can arrange a parking spot in our street on our parking license and help you unload.
Due the University Delft has some good public transport connections. From the Delft Central Station it only will take you a beautiful 10 minute walk to our store.