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Old Church Coffee Shop

“Now my colleagues are no longer stoned from the air and can keep their wits about them!”
Tonny van Es, owner
Old Church Coffee Shop

Introduction Old Church Coffee Shop

The Old Church coffee shop is located along the Amstel River near the upper reaches of the Amstel Canal. This coffee shop takes its name from the Oude Kerk, a famous historic church and architectural landmark in the Red Light District. The Oude Kerk is a popular tourist attraction, and The Old Church coffee shop was located close by. The municipality offered owner Tonny van Es the opportunity to participate in a relocation experiment, and she was given the chance to reopen her coffee shop at a beautiful new location in the city centre.The shop is far from what you would expect with a name like The Old Church.


In fact the interior is anything but old; the decor is very modern. One of the most striking features is a brick wall, carefully framed with metal and wood. This is complemented by hung lights, polished wooden tables and leather-covered benches and chairs. The walls are also hung with some beautiful artwork, depicting famous figures such as Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. This establishment offers a varied selection of hash and marijuana.

The Challenge

"The ventilation system turned out not to be up to the job."

Tonny van Es, owner of The Old Church coffee shop, says she had already been a Euromate customer for years. But after the coffee shop opened its doors elsewhere, she decided not to install air cleaners again. After all, the building had a ventilation system, which meant that fresh air flowed in and out of the building. But the ventilation system turned out not to be up to the job.


Moreover, the system was not properly maintained. The result was thick plumes of smoke left hanging in the air. ‘The air was often blue from the smoke!’ explains Tonny van Es. ‘I wanted cleaner air for our employees to work in, so I turned to Euromate again.’ At coffee shop The Old Church patrons smoke pure cannabis. Tobacco is no longer allowed, so it is pure weed or a combination of weed with nicotine-free herbs.

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The Solution

"The contaminated filters are cleaned and replaced at regular intervals.”

Tonny van Es: ‘Smoking this cigarette substitute produces thick plumes of smoke. The air was often blue from the smoke. We try always to keep doors and windows open, but that is not enough and we can’t keep them open all the time anyway. Our visitors aren’t too concerned about the quality of the air, but our employees do consider it important. They shouldn’t have to work in a smoky environment all day. Especially if you don’t smoke yourself, this takes its toll and gets you stoned. Apart from the health considerations, they must also be able to keep their wits about them.’


Tonny van Es was very pleased with the Euromate air cleaners in the past and decided to contact the company again. Now she has two VisionAir air cleaners in her coffee shop. Tonny van Es’s decision: ‘The Euromate installers were very friendly and helped me consider all the options to achieve the best possible result. Now the air is much cleaner and my colleagues and I are very happy!’ The maintenance contract that Tonny van Es concluded with Euromate is her guarantee that the air will continue to be cleaned well. The contaminated filters are cleaned and replaced at regular intervals.

VisionAir Air Cleaner

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  • Less absence due to illness
  • Saving on energy due to recirculation
The Product

Visionair Blue Line

The VisionAir Blue Line air cleaner from Euromate improves indoor air quality significantly. It provides a fresh, pleasant working environment and has a positive impact on productivity and sick leave. The air is recirculated, polluted indoor air is cleaned and clean air is blown back into the room. That way no valuable heated or cooled air is lost.

  • Effective extraction and filtration
  • Available with different filter packages
  • Filters dust, viruses, odours, smoke, etc
  • For rooms > 18 m3
  • Mounting options: wall, floor or ceiling
  • Low-noise and user friendly
  • Energy efficient


The modern design of the VisionAir Blue Line fits well in every interior. Moreover, the air cleaner produces little noise and is very user-friendly in operation. To spread an extra fresh scent throughout the room, the air cleaners can be equipped with Free Breeze scent cartridges.

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