welcome to Buurman

We are a wood workshop and shop for reclaimed building and other materials located in Rotterdam and Utrecht. It is our aim to reuse urban resources locally. As an alternative to landfilling, incineration or low quality reuse of ‘waste materials’, we give reclaimed materials a second life through our shops and workshops. 

Waste is one of the only resources that our urbanised cities produce and we believe that as a society we should treat our resources wisely. This is why we started Buurman. Call it circular economy or urban mining, most of all we think that it is not about talking but about doing. 

Shop and Wood Workshop

In our shop you can find all kinds of reclaimed materials, from construction wood to unique pieces of stage sets or vintage doors. The materials are scouted at building sites, museums or other local projects. All these materials have a history of affordable prices. Check the online catalogue to see what’s on offer, or subscribe for our weekly materials mailing letter.

Next to our shop, we have a wood workshop which is open to individuals as well as groups. Our aim is to inspire people to make things themselves - with recycled materials preferably, of course. You can join various workshops and courses to learn about woodworking and making your own furniture. But you can also rent a table and work on you own project. Check the calendar for availability or book your course online.


Want to come with your colleagues, friends or family? Book a group workshop. We offer a large variety of workshops, some of them with a focus on recycling and sustainability and others focussing more on competition and teambuilding.