Curious to find out more about our rich history in the textile industry?
Even before the year 1700 the ‘lakennijverheid’ (broadcloth industry) flourished in Geldrop. Even so, the textile industry only started booming in the year 1850. The great factories, chimneys and labourer and stately homes were built in this period.
Origin of the Textile Industry
The river that flows through Geldrop, "De Kleine Dommel", has been of great importance to the textile industry of Geldrop for centuries. It is still a beautiful feature of the landscape!
Do you want to be surprised? Grab your bike or put on your hiking boots and visit Geldrop-Mierlo. The Strabrechtse Heide is waiting for you!
The Langstraat was known in the 19th century as the "Sneivelstrutje" (Jeneverstraatje), which says enough about the drinking at that time.