Zeeman (store)

Zeeman TextielSupers BV
Limited liability company (B.V.)
Founded March 1967 (1967-03)
Founder Jan Zeeman
Headquarters Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Area served
Key people
Paul Schouwenaar
Bart Karis
Products Clothes
Website zeeman.com

Zeeman is a European chain store with about 1,000 establishments in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.


The first store was opened by Jan Zeeman in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands in March 1967. It was a kind of supermarket for clothes, and proved to be quite a success, followed soon by the opening of more stores. The distribution centre is still located in Alphen aan den Rijn.

Jan Zeeman retired from the daily management of the company in 1999, which came to be led by former Kijkshop director Paul Schouwenaar. Schouwenaar left the company in September 2006, to be succeeded by Bart Karis from January 2007. Zeeman is still the owner of the company.

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