The city of Roosendaal has a rich history dating back to the thirteenth century, growing from a small collection of neighborhoods to an internationally known business center hub. Roosendaal is a lively city with renowned shopping, restaurants, and events all year round in the city. Cyclists can enjoy an extensive network of cycle routes in the beautiful green surroundings and during the months of July to September there are all kinds of cycling events. You can also find vast forests, heathlands, museums, galleries, along with charming villages outside the city center. This industrious city is full of history, culture, and a little bit of everything for everyone.

We joined Optiek van Wely in Roosendaal to tell us about their beautiful optical store and to learn more about the city of Roosendaal in the Netherlands.

Interesting fact about your store:
We care for your eyes. For 64 years, Optiek van Wely is your partner in complete eye care. Started as a progressive family business entrepreneurship with centered around quality and innovation. The founder, Louis van Wely, was one of the first to introduce contact lenses and extensive automated measuring systems in the store. His son Wim and later Diederik van der Heijden followed in his path of implementing the latest technologies and state-of- the-art equipment in the store. In 2015 Diederik became the full owner of Optiek van Wely where customer service and service are the core values. Optiek van Wely is an optical store where you feel welcomed and where the entire team is ready to be at your service. One of the largest and most modern opticians’ shops known for its professionalism, Optiek van Wely is where the customer is the center of attention and where you can select from a wide range of brands and innovative collections of frames and sunglasses.


Why did you choose to carry Leisure Society in your store:
Our first acquaintance with Leisure Society was at the SILMO Paris fair in 2016. We fell in love with the brand immediately not only because of the beautiful design and craftsmanship but also the story of the brand and the passion of the designer.


What makes the neighborhood special:
All conveniently located near the city center, Roosendaal has a 9-hole golf course, indoor skydiving center, spa and wellness center, and the Fashion outlet center Rosada. All conveniently located near the city center.


The best hotel / resort in your town:
Hotel Central is located across the train station and a short walk from the center of Roosendaal. Hotel Central is over 100 years old but this does not mean that time has stood still. A hotel where you truly feel like you are being taken care of, stylish and modern with excellent service reminiscent of the past. Located in Hotel Central, Restaurant Sistermans serves contemporary and traditional dishes with service that will make you feel like a true guest.


Favorite Place to Escape to:
Kalmhout Heath, just outside Roosendaal and across the border with Belgium, is one of the oldest and largest nature reserves of Flanders. You can cycle or walk along the numerous footpaths that cross all through the area and afterwards you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine.


Favorite Nearby Stores or Businesses:
There are a number of nice apparel stores near optiek Van Wely. The men’s apparel store XCPT is just across the street with a nice assortment of stylish clothing and accessories. The store is run by two fashionable men who will always offer you exclusive styling advice. For the ladies we have Gossip, a nice trendy shop that has just remodeled their store. It certainly contributes to a more beautiful Roosendaal, and you can’t leave the store without buying something.


Favorite Eatery:
Het Hooihuis is a beautiful restaurant with an award winning garden terrace offering lunch, dinner, and high tea on the weekends. Also, Beer ‘n Steak for a large beer selection and one of the best steaks in town.


Favorite place to go out at night to:
Chagall is a cafe in the day time and a popular bar in the evenings.

Optiek van Wely
Nieuwe markt 66
4701 AL Roosendaal
Tel: +31 165 534 384