Watersley Sports & Talentpark will be the home base of the National Cycling Museum. For many years, Gerrie Hulsing has been the driving force behind what started as the Zaans Wielersport Museum and quietly transitioned into the National Cycling Museum in the mid-2010s. By entering into a partnership with Watersley Sports & Talentpark, the museum will get a new boost.

In all those years, Hulsing has built up an enormous and above all broad collection that is representative of the cycling history of the Netherlands. And this beautiful collection is still being expanded.

Thanks to the collaboration with Watersley Sports & Talentpark, after all these years, a location is emerging where part of the permanent collection will be exposed and from where a traveling collection will bring Dutch cycling history close to the visitors of cycling events. Hulsing is very pleased with these developments: “Originally, I have long cherished the wish to find shelter 'somewhere' in North Holland. But to be fair, Limburg is simply the place to house this museum. The grounds of Watersley Sports & Talentpark are unique! Where Watersley focuses on the future, the museum will form a wonderful connection with the past”.

After several meetings, it appeared to both parties that the collaboration would be a great addition to the national cycling sport. The cooperation agreement was recently signed. “By bringing this collection to Limburg, we also hope to enthuse other smaller private collections in Limburg to lend collections and thus let the Limburg cycling history grow within a beautiful complete collection,” says Joop Petit of Watersley Sports & Talentpark.