Street furniture, Bicycle parking, Shelters and Sport

It’s VelopA’s mission to make spending time together in public spaces more pleasant. All our products are designed to enhance the time we spend together outdoors. For us, it’s all about bringing people enjoyment!

VelopA supplies bicycle parking facilities on a large scale. These products promote cycling and the use of bicycles. We do this because we believe in the future of cycling and we believe that it has enormous potential to help make our society more sustainable. Furthermore, cycling is healthy. For VelopA, cycling is sustainable to the core and by encouraging it, we are also contributing to a healthy society.

To give cycling a further boost, VelopA has developed a charging point for electric bicycles. Promoting the use of electric bicycles means enabling an even larger group of people to cycle.

We also supply sports and play facilities for outdoor spaces. These facilities promote sport and encourage play for everyone. A well-equipped playground or sports area makes it possible for everyone to get enough exercise.

Richard Krajicek Foundation

As part of our efforts to support the use of outdoor sports facilities, VelopA Nederland has formed a partnership with the Richard Krajicek Foundation. This is a charitable organization which promotes sports within a socially safe environment for youngsters who live in areas with limited facilities. In Krajicek Playgrounds, there is supervision available for sport and games for at least nine hours a week. This supervision means that groups of people that would not normally be able to exercise also have the chance to do so. They are also encouraged to try sports that they could not normally afford. The Richard Krajicek Foundation does not buy products or ‘hardware’; it focuses on the ‘software’ – providing supervision on existing sites.

We help the Richard Krajicek Foundation by financing scholarships for three young people. This money allows the Richard Krajicek Foundation to pay for their training to become fully qualified sports instructors. As part of their studies, they provide 100 hours of supervision at a playground. The three trainees that VelopA Nederland sponsored in 2011-2012 provided sports supervision in Amersfoort, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Two of them have recorded a guided tour of the playground where they worked. You can watch the tours here.

Sherilyn, scholarshipper of the Richard Krajicek Foundation in Rotterdam, Hoogvliet

Laila, scholarshipper of the Richard Krajicek Foundation in Den Haag

Project Vestia Playground in Rotterdam Hoogvliet by VelopA

An example of a project that has been carried out by VelopA Nederland.

For example the Vestia Playground in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. A combination of sports and play facilities which brings users together.

We are also exploring a number of other projects with the Richard Krajicek Foundation to meet their specific needs. For example, we are currently looking at a proposal for providing supervision at the Krajicek Playgrounds throughout the whole year, instead of just for nine months. We very much hope we can help make this happen.

Johan Cruyff Foundation

On 1 November 2011, VelopA Nederland became sponsor and preferred supplier of the Johan Cruyff Foundation. Since its launch in 1997, the Johan Cruyff Foundation has grown into an organization which gets young people moving and keeps them moving – every day! The Foundation does this by setting up and supporting projects that foster sports and organized physical activities. This is done in partnership with sports associations and clubs, schools, businesses and governmental organizations, because: ‘Alone you can’t do anything – you have to do it together’.

VelopA Nederland finds it important to stimulate sports and exercise, which is why we are proud to be a sponsor of the Johan Cruyff Foundation.

SOS Children's Villages

VelopA Nederland has been working with SOS Children’s Villages since November 2011. This short video explains what the organization does and why we are very happy to be working with them.

SOS Children’s Villages works to promote caring family situations for children in need. We help them to shape their own futures and support the development of their community. Both SOS Children’s Villages and VelopA believe that every child should grow up in a safe family environment where they are surrounded by love and respect. 

The partnership between SOS Children’s Villages and VelopA Nederland includes the following aspects:

  • VelopA Nederland plans to market SOS Children’s Villages playgrounds in the Netherlands;
  • VelopA Nederland has developed three themed playgrounds for SOS Children’s Villages; the themes they reflect are ‘Love’, ‘Home’ and ‘the World’;
  • For each SOS Children’s Village playground sold, €2000 will go to SOS Children’s Villages;
  • The director of VelopA Nederland is going to give tennis lessons at a Children’s Village in Ghana;
  • We are organizing a family day together, the proceeds of which will go to SOS Children’s Villages.

Here are a few examples of our SOS Children’s Villages playgrounds:

Video SOS Children's Villages is missing

VelopA - Example design SOS Children's Villages playgrounds - 'The World’ theme

'The World’ theme

The various areas are linked to each other, just as the different parts of the world should be linked to each other. The play apparatus allows children to climb from one part of the world to the other.

VelopA - Example design SOS Children's Villages playgrounds - 'Love’ theme

'Love’ theme

Here you should imagine a pleasant grassy area where you can spend time together. There's a path and lots of green space.

VelopA - Example design SOS Children's Villages playgrounds - 'At Home’ theme

'At Home’ theme

The play apparatus in the middle represents a house. There are some other fun features like a swing, a see-saw, a basket swing and so on. It should look like a real house, so there will also be a fence in the form of railings.


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