The number of participants is temporarely reduced to 4 students.
The regulair running courses will be temporarily continued online because of Covid-19 restrictions.
A few workshops that were planned for Autumn 2020 are moved to Spring 2021 because of these restrictions.

NOTE: we have a few NEW
workshops in 2021 and we are very glad to offer the PIXEL BINDING, a new masterclass by Benjamin Elbel in February 2021 (full)
Also new is a masterclass with our guest teacher Veronika Schaepers in 2022 (full)
See binding classes for more information, also about the new basic course.

Since 1997, Bindery Wilgenkamp is established in Blokker, community of Hoorn, the Netherlands, 45 kilometer above Amsterdam.
We bind one of a kind books and boxes or small edition
s for special occasions, tailor made.
For anyone who wants to learn this challenging and fascinating craft we teach bookbinding for starters and advanced binders in our bindery.


Bookbinding is a modern craft that is still developping so we have a lot of opportunities to bind your book.
The design, the color, the materials and the binding are determinative for the result and appearance.
We will help you to make a good choice, we only work with materials of good quality.
We also produce tailor made boxes, slipcases or another form of (flexible) book or document protection.


If you are planning to print your own book, please contact the bookbinder first!
We are happy to provide you with advice for the binding before you go to the printer.
After printing we love to bind your book.

Masterclasses, workshops, courses

We offer lessons in several levels in groups of max. six participants.
As guest teacher we provide workshops on your location for art-schools, companies, organisations and private groups.

Since September 2011 we organise masterclasses with international well known and respected bookbinders and paperartists. See binding classes/masterclasses.
We are Certified Instructor; the 'Bookbinding out of the box' binding structures by Benjamin Elbel are a regular part of our workshop program.

Meet & Greet

During masterclasses we organise, if possible, a Meet & Greet moment with our guest teacher for anyone who is interested in books and paper.
A Meet & Greet gives you the chance to listen what the gueat teacher has to say and show about their work.
So come along, join the debate, see beautiful books and be reminded that bookbinding is fantastic!
The Meet & Greets are organised in cooperation with Elbel Libro Bindery in Haarlem (near Amsterdam).
You will be informed by our website and our newsletter.

The last update of this website occurred on Saturday 21 November 2020


© Marja Wilgenkamp 2018