When you grow up in the van Riemsdijk family, the love of the moving business is in your genes. "Our grandfather founded the company in the 1920s," Carla explains. "The business was further made great by our father Karel. He started with a horse and carriage, from a drawer in the Kinkerbuurt, where there was a gas heater against the cold. He often worked day and night, and sometimes we didn't see him for weeks. The move of his office to Amsterdam Zuidoost was the crowning glory of his work.
The archetypal Amsterdam company serves customers across the country and even beyond. Elly lists a few names: "The OBA, TomTom, Defence, KPMG, the Anne Frank House. We deliver custom work for every customer. At the Conservatory we wrap the often valuable instruments in silk gloves and at Amsterdam UMC we wear sterile suits when we are working in the operating rooms. We also increasingly provide additional services such as the Handyman service, storage and a total facility management offer."
Private individuals can count on just as much care. Tom says: "When I enter a house, I can see at a glance how we should approach it. That is a matter of years of experience; at the age of 14 I was already following in my father Charles' footsteps. It's more than just moving, people want to be taken care of. Moving is high on the list of stress factors but we turn it into a moving experience. When I see people smiling afterwards because it all went so well, it makes my day."
Carla concludes, "Our father did this work with so much passion. When he passed away, he was only 61. As children, we would sometimes say, "Please stop talking about the business." Now we are the business ourselves and the fourth generation is now also employed by the company. That we finally get to continue Grandpa's work, with just as much love and dedication for our customers, is the best thing there is."
Elly, Carla and Tom van Riemsdijk are the directors of Van Riemsdijk Top Movers. The company provides a complete moving service to individuals and organizations, both nationally and internationally.
Elly van Riemsdijk, Carla van Riemsdijk and Tom van Riemsdijk
Managing directors Van Riemsdijk Top Movers
The family business
The family business Van Riemsdijk Verhuizingen has its roots in Amsterdam since 1927. We offer a total package of assembly and moving services during (business) project removals at home and abroad. Van Riemsdijk | Top Movers maintains a partnership with 15 individual Top Movers locations, enabling us to be the largest player in the Netherlands for business removals.
Van Riemsdijk | Top Movers facilitates the following services:
BUSINESS AND PRIVATE REMOVALS
Moving and/or reorganizing your organization requires overview, experience and direction in all areas. Van Riemsdijk | Top Movers will be happy to assist you. Besides moving your inventory and contents, we like to go one step further.
From Project Management, archive management to the assembly/installation of your workstations, we ensure that the relocation of your organization is arranged within the agreed time.
Van Riemsdijk | Top Movers acts as your Accredited Project Mover and supervises the relocation project from A to Z. We carefully examine your business processes in order to make the relocation as efficient as possible and we make sure that all preparations are included in your plan.
The following services are available for this purpose:
- Project Management
- Rental of moving materials
- ICT installation
- Real Estate Service
- (Archive) storage
A wide range of years of proven services, in which van Riemsdijk | Top Movers has positioned itself at the top of moving Amsterdam for both the business and private market!