Mentink & Roest have a worldwide reputation for its exceptional collection of antique clocks, barometers and scientific instruments of museum quality. We recognise authenticity and quality and are known for our craftsmanship and expertise. Discretion and integrity run in our blood.
Our company is based in a quaint village called Ingen in the Betuwe area of the Netherlands. We deal in all types of top quality clocks from the 16th to the 19th centuries and specialise in Renaissance clocks. We have our own restoration workshop, so all of our items are in prime condition. Mentink & Roest guarantees items of timeless beauty.
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We like to offer our customers craftsmanship in every facet of antique timepieces. In our line of business, experience and expertise are a matter of major importance. You can trust us to carry out the following services:
Collection and service
Whether you’re looking for an extremely rare timepiece to expand your collection, or want to buy a clock to complement your home, we are here to help you. We can find standing clocks, table clocks, Hague clocks, religious, console and cartel clocks, barometers, pendulum clocks, travel clocks, wall clocks, chronometers, lantern clocks, Renaissance clocks and watches for you.
Mentink & Roest is proud of its service. We are keen to forge closeand durable ties with our international clientele, which include museum curators and seasoned collectors, as well as more novice buyers.
Every year, we attend all the leading art and antiques fairs, such as Pan Amsterdam and TEFAF Maastricht. Perhaps we will see you there? We are also affiliated to the KVHOK (Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands) and CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’ Arts).
If you’re looking for advice or information, please contact us.
Past and present
Our firm was founded in 1989 by Theo Mentink and Bert Roest. Menno Hoencamp has overseen the day-to-day operations since 2008.
Theo Mentink and Bert Roest both worked restoring rare antique clocks for the best clock businesses in the Netherlands. One of these businesses was Stender, a name that was well-known in the 1970s and 80s. Passionate about their trade, they jointly established Mentink & Roest in Vught in 1989. They both had a good eye for special clocks and their partnership thrived.
Mentink & Roest’s reputation soon grew. Their timepieces found their way to every corner of the world. The focus was (and still is) on rarity, authenticity and quality.
Menno Hoencamp was intrigued by clocks from a very early age. He particularly enjoyed taking clocks apart with his grandfather, who was an engineer, to find out how they worked. He decided to make a career of his passion.
“The amount of craftsmanship that goes into a clock is simply breath-taking.” – Menno Hoencamp