Old Holland Classic Colours have more than three centuries of traditional experience in the manufacture of artist paint, and during that period it has proved that nothing beats the quality of traditional recipes. Their professional staff work every day with love and devotion to create a superior product. Partly as a result of this, many artists who work with Old Holland oil and acrylic colours realise the end result that they are working to achieve. The Old Holland name has for many years been a household name among artists in the Netherlands and abroad, and this is something they are very proud of.
Old Holland colours are used over the whole world, including for restoration work, and they export to more than 50 countries. Their paint is even used by the Dutch Royal family. The Dutch master painter Albert Roelofs (one of the former directors of the company) taught painting to Queen Wilhelmina and her daughter, Princess Juliana.
In Driebergen (the Netherlands), where Old Holland paints has been located since 1980, they have set up a museum containing old tools, antique pigments and resins, many of which originate from the rich history of Old Holland Classic Colours. You are welcome to visit the museum by appointment.
Production & Quality
Traditional experience, technological know-how, consultation with artists around the world result in a range of oil paints, watercolours and acrylic paints, as well as mediums, varnishes, solvents, primers, gessos and gels, of the highest quality.
During the process, the quality is guarded by conducting quality-checks after several stages. After finishing, the quality of the final product is checked for each batch before shipment. The process is more or less the same for most products they produce, however some paints require a different and/or additional step.