Once upon a time there was a girl with blond curls… Her name was Maartje and in her twenties, she went to the best bars throughout the world. She was fascinated by the impressive way overseas cocktails were made and served. As if fate had planned it, she met the owner of APS Glass & Bar Supply Hamburg. And here we are.
In 2004, Maartje began as co-owner of APS Amsterdam responsible for the whole of the BeNeLux. From a small office in Amsterdam Oost, APS Amsterdam supplied trendsetting bars in the Netherlands and Belgium. APS earned its reputation through the popular rocks glasses at Jimmy Woo and major clients like Bacardi and Bols who had various bar supplies and glassware printed and still do today.
Maartje: “Our team is loyal, energetic and fanatical about servicing our clients like you so often see in a hospitality business. It’s part of our background and DNA. We are proud to be able to supply our range to the best hotels, cafés and restaurants in the Netherlands every day. We also add and develop many products so we can be constantly innovative. We are particularly proud of the intimate bar in the Jordaan (Amsterdam) that after 12 years still turns to us for attractive tumblers and stylish shot glasses. Now they also come to us for cutlery, porcelain and kitchenware.”