Nelson Schoenen is a progressive omnichannel shoe retailer. With more than 100 stores, Nelson is characterised by a seemingly endless assortment of women’s, men’s and children’s shoes by International brands such as Ecco, Timberland, Dr. Martens, Tommy Hilfiger, Converse, Calvin Klein, Gabor and Nike, as well as our own fashion brand.
Nelson has developed a clear omnichannel strategy aimed at experience, innovation and service, both in our stores and our online platform. In all our sales channels, our main focus is on the customer. And do you by any chance also like to browse other marketplaces such as Zalando, Wehkamp or Then you can find our collection there too.

Nelson is growing, and we can see opportunities for expanding our market share and work field by opening new stores, optimising existing stores and further developing our omnichannel strategy.
Shoes are our life
Nelson is a real family business that opened its first shop in 1949 in Purmerend. Since then, we've added over 100 shops. The number of colleagues has also grown exponentially; we now have around 1050 people working for Nelson, and the number just keeps growing! We strive towards creating a pleasant work environment and support charities such as ‘Stichting Het Vergeten Kind’ (Forgotten Child Foundation). An increasingly large part of our product range is manufactured in ways that respect for humans, animals and the environment. This is our way of contributing to a greener future.
Omnichannel retailer


We continue to innovate and are happy to seize opportunities so that we can continue to surprise our customers. Our more than 90 Nelson stores and 50 brand stores are equipped with touchpoints (web columns), where the entire shoe collection (and stock) can easily be viewed, ordered and paid for. We also offer our wide collection via These orders are usually delivered free of charge to your home within 24 hours.


At Nelson, we like to turn small steps into giant leaps. Having more ideas than time, Nelson is always on the lookout for passionate and driven new colleagues who want to take those next steps with us. Our head office and DC are located at the Willem Brocadesdreef in Hoofddorp. From here, we support the sales in the stores and via the online channels. You will be part of a group of innovative professionals who passionately work towards our goals. Providing space for our own initiatives and being involved at the same time has led us to be part of the top 3 shoe retailers in the Netherlands. Naturally we offer, in addition to a challenging job, great terms of employment and many chances for both personal and professional development.
Stores and brandstores


With our collection we strive for the right balance between fashionable A-brands, supplemented with the right basic collection and affordable private labels. From trendy women's and men's shoes, high-quality children's shoes to our collection with just that little bit of extra comfort. Nelson is there for every step.
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