Since 1997, Bindery Wilgenkamp is established in Blokker, community of Hoorn, the Netherlands, 45 kilometer above Amsterdam.

I bind one of a kind books and boxes or small editions for special occasions, tailor made to your taste.

For anyone who wants to learn this challenging and fascinating craft we teach bookbinding in our bindery.


Bookbinding is a modern craft that is still developping with a lot of opportunities to bind your book.

The design, the binding together with the colour and choice of materials are determinative for the appearance and use of your book.

I am happy to advise you to make a choice in the materials of good quality.

I also produce tailor made boxes, slipcases or other forms of (flexible) book or document protection.


If you are planning to print your own book, please contact the bookbinder first!

I don’t mind to advice you for free before you go to the printer.

After printing I love to bind your book.

Master classes, workshops, courses

I offer classes at different levels in groups of max. six participants.

As guest teacher I provide workshops on your location for art-schools, all kind of organisations and private groups.

The content of these workshop is always determined in consultation.

Since September 2011 I organise master classes with international well known and respected bookbinders and paper-artists.

See Master classes in Binding classes.

Being a Certified Instructorthe ‘Bookbinding out of the box’ binding structures by Benjamin Elbel are a regular part of our workshop program.
The new workshop of Bookbinding out of the box is the Wire-edge binding, see Workshops in Binding classes.

Meet & Greet

During master classes I organise, if possible, a Meet & Greet moment with new guest teachers for anyone who is interested in books and paper.

You will be informed by my website and my newsletter.

Last update: Monday 18 September 2023