Our shop

Since 1997 Smeerling Antiques has been selling antique furniture, vintage, collectibles and garden accessories. At first there was only a physical store. but since 2008 it is also possible to buy items in our online web shop which is open 24 hours a day. Next to that we also have our own restoration workshop where the furniture is restored and repaired by Bert.

We sell antiques, vintage & garden decorations

We specialize in authentic and unique Dutch and European antiques and vintage. We also offer a wide selection of garden furniture and decoration. Being an independent shop, we pride ourselves on offering all our customers a friendly, personal customer service.

Opening hours

Wednesday1.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Thursday1.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Friday1.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Saturday1.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Sunday1.00 - 5.00 PM

About us

We are Bert and Grietje Bakker. We're a couple since 1978 and business partners since 1997. Together we run the shop and hunt for treasures.Bert specializes in furniture restoration and Grietje runs the website and takes care of administration. We feel privileged because we are able combine work and hobby.


We update our website on a very regular basis, so please check our homepage

A small selection:

  • Ceramics and glass: Maastrichts ceramics,Dutch pottery, Leerdam design glass
  • Books and school charts: Dutch history books
  • Building material: electronic equipment, stained glass
  • Collectibles: telephones, globes, advertisement signs
  • Enamel: kitchen enamelware and advertisement signs
  • Christmas: antique and vintage Christmas decorations, lighting and pyramids
  • Kitchen decorations: services, molds, coffee grinders
  • Furniture: chest of drawers, cupboards, tables, chairs
  • Restoration products: Briwax, Renuwell, Ciranova products•
  • Textile: duvet covers, paisley shawls, throw blankets
  • Pewter and copper: kettles, dishes
  • Garden decorations: cast iron decorations, garden furniture
  • Toys: tin toys, games
  • Lighting: pendant and table lamps, chandeliers
  • Silver: Dutch antique silver and flatware


We offer restoration services to our clients in the Netherlands.


Smeerling Antiques is located in an ancient restored Saxon farmhouse in the hamlet Smeerling in beautiful Westerwolde, Groningen

Westerwolde is an area rich in natural beauty and tranquility. There are several biking and walking trails In the surroundings. There are countless opportunities for overnight stays in the area.

Online store 24/7

We offer several international payment options in the web shop, e.g. PayPal, BANCONTACT, SOFORT Banking or Bank Transfer. Shipment costs are related to weight and country. Items are shipped within 1-3 workdays. After the order is placed, you will receive an email with confirmation and information regarding the order.


We offer international shipping to: Europe and the rest of the world Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout.  All orders are processed within 1 to 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.  Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. 

Deliveries are made from 8.00-18.00 on business days. We will contact you via email with email adress you provided at checkout to notify you on the day of our arrival. 

Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Smeerling Antiques is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available. 

If you haven’t received your order within 14 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at info@smeerling-antiques. com with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.

We accept returns up to 8 days after delivery, if the item is unused and in its original condition, and we will refund the full order amount minus the shipping costs for the return. 

In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We address these on a case-by-case basis but will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Questions about our online shop?