About us

We are a family business specialised in the making, restoring and selling of bowed instruments of the violin family ( viola, cello etc) and their accessories.

Hendrik Woldring (Hein) is first and foremost a maker of new violins , violas and cellos. After training as furniture and boatbuilder and working in general music restoration he trained as a violinmaker, first in Holland under instruction of a Mittenwald trained maker, and later at the Newark School of violin-making from 1974 until 1977. He set up his first studio doing mostly new-making and some restorations in Garsthuizen until 1985 when the family moved to the town of Groningen and broadened the services to customers with a shop called “Het Strijkershuis” He has been a member of the Dutch Groep of ViolinMakers NGV www.ngv-vioolbouw.nl for approximately 25 years.

He is also a well known skillful restorer. Restoration and repairs take place at the shop in Groningen. Hein is reknowned for combining the sound structure of the instrument with regard to the aesthetic and acoustical qualities.

In “Het Strijkershuis” we also sell instruments, old and new from various sources in all sizes and priceclasses. Once again Hein’s skills

at setting up instruments in optimum playing conditions and expert restorations contribute to the high standard of the instruments on sale.

It is also possible to rent violins, violas and cellos of all sizes.

We stock a large collection of bows, cases, strings, shoulder rests and various other accessories.

Opening hours

The shop is open during the primary school periods.

Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00

Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00

Thursday 10.00 – 17.00

Outside of these times we are also open on appointment. It is advisable to contact us before visiting so that we can prepare for your particular request and help you more efficiently. Also if coming from a distance to confirm that we are definitely open as we are a family business and might be unavailable in special circumstances.