Leerdam, situated on the beautiful river De Linge surrounded by flood plains, has been a centre for the glass and wood industries since the 18th century. The first glassblowers came from Germany and established the basis for the present-day glass industry of the 'Royal Leerdam' glass factory, and Leerdam glass is still a household name today.
In the National Glass museum in Leerdam, you can see the work of glass artists from various countries.
How the ancient craft of glassblowing is practised can be seen in the Glasblazerij Leerdam. International glassblowers are at work here daily with a blowpipe, liquid glass and a red-hot furnace.