Oude winkel van Bata schoenen
The Old Bata Factory

The Old Bata Factory - Best

N 51.492273 / E 5.3995231

Thomas Bat'a (pronounced 'Batja') once started his shoe factory in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. Through clever entrepreneurship and mechanisation combined with good prices, he managed to become one of Europe's largest shoe manufacturers. The old factory has since undergone a metamorphosis and, as a result of modernisation, only 120 of the 2500 employees remain. You can now visit the Bata superstore and work shoes are still produced here. At the main entrance there is a museum that can be visited and where you can find a lot about the history of Bata industrials.

We recommend making a reservation by e-mail. The manager can tell you a lot about the history of the company if he knows that you are coming.

Photo: Ben van Meerendonk / AHF, IISH collection, Amsterdam

Oude winkel van Bata schoenen

The Old Bata Factory
Europaplein 1
5684 ZC Best

Contact details
T: +31499362913
E: foto@beeldbankbest.nl

Opening hours
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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