Building Van Raam varsseveld

About Van Raam

Van Raam special needs bicycles

Van Raam produces uniquely special needs bicycles and specializes in tricycles, scooterbikes, wheelchair bikes, tandem bikes, double rider bikes and low step through bikes (also known as comfortbikes). Each model is also available as an electric bike (Pedelec).

For almost a century, Van Raam produces bicycles, the last 30 years special needs bicycles from Varsseveld, a town in ‘de Achterhoek’. With about 130 employees, van Raam produces Dutch quality bicycles, meant for adults and children with a physical disability or for people who want more stability and secureness while cycling.

Van Raam Amsterdam


Van Raam has a rich history. Back in 1900, the company started off as a blacksmith’s forge located in Amsterdam. In the 70’s the company moved to Aalten, where the company started the production of bicycle frames. In 1984, Piet Boezel took over the company and under his leadership van Raam specialized in producing and designing special needs bicycles and bicycle frames. With a production area of over 13.500 square meters, all bicycles are built according to a modern product line in Varsseveld. A lot of our employees live in the vicinity of Varsseveld and have been working for the company for many years. The former oldest employee of the Netherlands, Henk Kluver, has worked for more than 70 years within the company and retired at the age of 95. The family business is now run by the daughter (Marjolein Boezel), son (Jan Willem Boezel) and son in law (Ronald Ruesink) of Piet Boezel. In 2019 Van Raam moved to a new building in Varsseveld. The new building is 13,500 m2, twice as big as the old building. More information about the new building can be found on the special construction-page. In 2019 we opened an extra showroom / experience center in the South of Germany.

'Who's Who' at Van Raam

At Van Raam we work with about 130 permanent employees over 11 departments. In addition there are some freelancers and flexible employees. We are proud of the fact that the oldest employee of the Netherlands, Henk Kluver has worked at Van Raam special nees bikes for more than 70 years. He retired at the age of 95.             

Take a look at our team
Van Raam wheel with spokes

How we make our bikes

Wondering what the Van Raam factory looks like and how our custom bikes are put together? View our page 'How Van Raam bikes are produced'. Click on the button below to go to the page.

How we make our bikes

Company movie by Provincie Gelderland

The Van Raam company movie is filmed in our old factory. We are moved in the beginning of 2019, you can read more about our move at our construction-page. We are still working on the last few things in the new building. In the summer of 2019 we will make a new company film.

Until we make a new company movie ourselves, we are proud to show you the video of the Provincie Gelderland. They filmed our new factory because of the tender for smart and clean factories, in which Van Raam received financial support for the development of our new factory.

Van Raam’s company movie (old premises)

To give our customers an impression as to how a bike is made, we made a short company movie. This short movie gives a brief glimpse into the process of building an adaptive bicycle.

This video is filmed in our old premises. In the summer of 2019 we hope to make a new company movie.

Van Raam Mission Statement

Van Raam manufactures its own bicycles, hereby using the best quality products. With well trained staff, through continuous innovation, a modern product line and market investigation we produce bicycles that fit the needs of our customers.  A clear example of this is (among others) our collaboration with Technical  University Delft which leads to modern and beautifully designed bicycles. Our holistic approach guarantees high quality and service.

It is no coincidence that Van Raam’s mission reads as follows: Van Raam offers sustainable and contemporary mobility to people with a disability.
Our vision is: If people with a disability can be mobile and independent for a longer time, they are happier. Van Raam wants to contribute to the integration of people with disabilities in society. Let's all cycle!

Van Raam custom made

Each bicycle, from a straight tube to a complete end product, is produced by Van Raam itself. Therefore almost every stage of the production is monitored and adjusted if necessary. This is necessary, given the wide variety of personal applications and user preferences. Custom made services are one of the core activities of Van Raam. For both, adults and children,  special bikes are being developed whereby much attention is paid to comfort, durability and design.Our slogan ‘Van Raam makes people mobile’ is put into practice every day. Characteristic for this family business is the combination of high knowledge, quality workmanship along with accurately responding to contemporary developments. Van Raam uses modern equipment, but is also not afraid to use ‘old-fashioned’ craftsmanship.


Van Raam and associates

Van Raam is a member of the branch associates”  Firavaned”  and “ Metaalunie”  as well as a recognized training company. Van Raam works together with Innovar, Technical University Delft and works according to CE and TUV values. All Van Raam products are to be delivered in the Netherlands and abroad through selected van Raam dealers. Van Raam ensures quality end products and therefore we can guarantee our customers years of cycling pleasure. 

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