Vanhulsteijn offers hand crafted bicycles with a distinctive look. A team of craftsmen builds the stainless steel frames by hand in their Arnhem based workshop.
One day Herman van Hulsteijn (1975, Apeldoorn, autodidact) needed a bicycle, so he started to draw. Prior to this he applied his artistic vision on various products, mainly focusing on furniture design for more than 10 years. An idea that had been lingering in his head for some time was realized out of a stack of tubes which was meant for a lamp design. Driving through the streets of Arnhem, the bike brought up a lot of response by the people. After a quick contemplation Herman decides to concentrate on producing this bike and bringing it to perfection.
In 2009 Vanhulsteijn establishes oneself in one of Arnhem’s most characteristic working class quarters, Klarendal. Herman and a small team built and sold a first batch of bikes to friends and some interested passersby here. As soon as the extraordinary cycle hit the streets, it didn’t go unnoticed.
Magazines, blogs and other media reported about the Vanhulsteijn bicycle worldwide. Close to a year later business is growing fast, but outsourcing isn’t an option so they include the premises adjacent to the shop. At night, you can still see the bikes being assembled when you pass by one of the big windows.
New plans, designs and sketches are made on this location. The welders, benders, sawyers and shapers prevail in the workshop which is also a great place to make and test our prototypes. When you stroll along the street this live showroom invites you to stare inside for a while.
The artisanal production process of the Vanhulsteijn bicycles is public to everyone; to a coincidental passer or to a client who follows the build of his bike online. Every time we strive to create a high quality product that allows you to ride and live in style.