Binding classes

Our bindery devotes time to teach the craft of bookbinding.
We offer binding classes in weekly evening courses and workshops during one or more days.
Since 2011 we organise masterclasses of more days for which we invite reputable, international well known bookbinders as guest teachers.
In collaboration with Elbel-Libro Bookbinding in Amsterdam we organize Meet & Greets with these guest teachers during their stay here.
The masterclasses take place in our bindery in Blokker.

For every course, workshop or masterclass you can sign in, even when they are sold out.  We always have a waitinglist system.
Sometimes one of the participants has to cancel the class for personal reasons so then the people on the waitinglist can participate.

Bindery Wilgenkamp is Certified Elbel Libro Instructor.
In 2018 the 'Bookbinding Out of the box' structures as developed by Benjamin Elbel will be part of our workshop program.

In the past years we had guest teachers from France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switserland, United States, Germany and Spain.
Participants in these masterclasses come from all over the world: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom,
United States, Brasil, China and Italy.
A nice and international atmosphere in which a lot of things are exchanged and people become friends across the borders.

Binding classes on location

Bindery Wilgenkamp also provides workshops on location for all kind of groups.
We offer them to anyone who is interested in making a book as a event for friends, students or companies and we offer them tailor made for your group.
We require a minimum of six participants with a maximum of twenty depending of the group and location.
Examples of lessons on location:
In cooperation with Artcentre De Blauwe Schuit in Hoorn we teach workshops especially developped for teachers of primary schools.
We teach special lessons bookbinding for the ROC Horizoncollege, tailor made for the students of the Graphical Design.
Upon request, we can also organise workshops tailor made for your bookbinding needs in our bindery with a maximum of six participants.

How to get there

Our bindery is easily to reach.
From Amsterdam Central Station you can reach Hoorn Kersenboogerd station with a direct connection by Intercity train in 39 minutes.
Coming from Schiphol you can reach Hoorn Kersenboogerd station with a direct connection by Sprinter train in 45 minutes.
Coming from Alkmaar you need 31 minutes by train to Hoorn Kersenboogerd station.
From Hoorn Kersenboogerd it is about 12 minutes walk to the bindery.

Coming by car: Parking here is free and no problem.

For more information please contact us by email or phone.

Trivia: Blokker is the only village in the Netherlands where the Beatles had a concert on the 6th of June in 1964.
We even have a Beatles monument!