VERHEUL Truck, Bus and Coach builders Waddinxsveen The Netherlands

Verheul1934 Krupp OD4-N132, Krupp, Verheul, GTM 101 Renpaard M-43728--PB-34-68

(construction)Verheul logo

Buses, Coaches and Trucks

 1955-68 Verheul Holland Coach stadsbus 134 uit 1955, GEVU, Utrecht, gevolgd door Leyland-Verheul LVS560 stadsbus 6 uit 1968, GVG, Groningen.
 Verheul Holland Coach stadsbus 134 uit 1955, GEVU, Utrecht, gevolgd door Leyland-Verheul LVS560 stadsbus 6 uit 1968, GVGGroningen.
1960 Leyland-Verheul voorstadsbus 73 uit 1960, Maarse & Kroon, AalsmeerLeyland/Verheul voorstadsbus 73 uit 1960, Maarse & Kroon, Aalsmeer.
1941 Interieur van de Amsterdamse bus 157 (Kromhout-Verheul) uit 1941Interieur van de Amsterdamse bus 157 (Kromhout/Verheul) uit 1941
1965 Stationsplein Arnhem 20 juli 1965 BUT-Verheul Diesels en TrolleybussenKarakteristieke achterkanten van BUT-Verheul-stadsbussen (trolley en diesel) in Arnhem, 1965

The Car industry Verheul N.V.

was a Dutch manufacturer of buses and trucks to Waddinxveen, which existed under that name from 1900 to 1970.


The history of Verheul, derived from a car factory to Waddinxveen, corresponds to that of many other body factories. Dirk Verheul, the owner since 1900, began after the first world war with the building of bodywork. In the 1930s the factory has become one of the largest in this field in the Netherlands. On many buses and chassis brands were recommended truck s produced. In particular, collaboration with the Dutch kromhout .

In 1948 presented Verheul and kale on the RAI-Exhibition VB48-buscarrosserie the self-supporting. In these first years after the liberation took Verheul also actively participating in the reconstruction of the Dutch public transport. The number of required buses was larger than one could handle and therefore spent Verheul the coach work by Crossley and large series Scania-Vabis buses out to the aircraft manufacturers Fokker and Aviolanda and the De Schelde shipyard.

From 1958 took Verheul construction of complete kromhout-coaches to hand, with only the engines delivered kromhout. To this Covenant came in 1963 another end, because after the takeover of AEC Verheul’s other partner by Leyland created a close cooperation between Verheul and Leyland-Holland in Aalsmeer. One went on under the name Leyland Motor Corporation NV.

The Verheul-factory was destroyed by fire on december 9, 1970. On this place arose then the Dutch subsidiary of British Leyland. The name Verheul was no longer used and Carbodies were no longer built. The construction of standard local buses was continued by Den Oudsten to Woerden .


A planned new factory at the Henegouwerweg Waddinxveen along national road 12, could by the circumstances of war only after 1945 be put into operation. This complex was known as factory A and served for the construction of large bus series. The original location to the clay Quay in Waddinxveen was called henceforth factory B and was selected for the construction of smaller numbers of coaches. Because Verheul in the 1950s large orders got from coaches for the City and regional transport, was on 25 november 1955 in Apeldoorn opened a new factory (C) , which, however, not long existed and was closed on 1 november 1962.


Verheul was a well-known Builder of buses. Decades had a lot of city buses, Intercity buses and coaches in a body of Netherlands Verheul. Part of this was built on a chassis of brands like Kromhout, AEC or Leyland, MAN, DAF, but also built many self-supporting body works with components of Kromhout, AEC (such as the VB20 and VB10 ) and Leyland (such as the Holland Coach bus and the Royal Holland Coach local bus).

Verheul built in the 1950s and 1960s large series city buses for GVB (Amsterdam), F (Utrecht) and HTM (the Hague). Also has many buses for the Verheul subsidiaries of the NS produced, such as Citosa, NACO, NTM, NZHVM, NBM, VAD and South Easter and for private carriers and GTW, Maarse & Crown and NAO .

Built In 1966 Verheul 25 coaches of the type CSA order of Hainje  for the HTM. In 1967-69 Verheul designed and built a series of 130 standard Intercity buses from the Leyland Verheul LVB668 type for the then still at NS and later at the ESO connected bus companies. Until 1988, this was the standard model for the Dutch public transportation, but there was no longer himself came to Verheul.

Verheul also has exported buses, in the 1950s to include Uruguay and Argentina (on ACLO-chassis, another name for AEC) and Suriname and in the sixties to France and Israel .

1939 Kromhout TB-4LK Verheul NB-19-56Kromhout TB4/Verheul-bus uit 1939, Enhabo, Landsmeer.

1941 Kromhout-Verheul-bus 157, Gemeentetram AmsterdamKromhout/Verheul-bus 157 uit 1941, Gemeentetram Amsterdam.

1949 BUT-Verheulmuseumtrolleybus 101, GVA, ArnhemBUT/Verheul museumtrolleybus 101 uit 1949, GVA, Arnhem.

1949 BUT Verheul Trolley 109 Groningen 1965Groningse BUT Verheul trolleybus 109 uit 1949, GVG.

Special Holland Coach, Leyland-Verheul bus 5563 van de VAD in de kleuren van het touringcarbedrijf Dusseldorp.Special Holland CoachLeyland-Verheul bus 5563 van de VAD in de kleuren van het touringcarbedrijf Dusseldorp

1957 Leyland Verheul stadsbus 27, GEVU, Utrecht.Leyland/Verheul stadsbus 27 uit 1957, GEVU, Utrecht.

1958 Kromhout TBZ100-Verheul stadsbus 327, HTM,Den Haag.Kromhout TBZ100/Verheul stadsbus 327 uit 1958, HTMDen Haag.

1957 Interieur van Kromhout TBZ100 Verheul stadsbus 281, GVB (Amsterdam)Interieur van Kromhout TBZ100/Verheul stadsbus 281 uit 1957, GVB (Amsterdam)

1958 Leyland Verheul GADO 4400 Huisstijl Nationaal BusmuseumLeyland-Verheul streekbus 4400 uit 1958, GADO,Hoogezand.

1961 Leyland-Verheul stadsbus 68, GVG, Groningen.Leyland/Verheul stadsbus 68 uit 1961, GVG, Groningen.

1961 Leyland-Verheul semitouringcar 4282,Citosa, Waddinxveen.Leyland/Verheul semi touringcar 4282 uit 1961, Citosa, Waddinxveen.

1965 Haarlemse Leyland-Verheul stadsbus 5372.Haarlemse Leyland-Verheul stadsbus 5372 uit 1965

1966 Volvo-Verheul streekbus 4326, BBA, Breda.Volvo/Verheul streekbus 432 uit 1966, BBA, Breda.

1968 Leyland-Verheul LVB668standaard streekbus 1107, Westnederland (ex-Citosa), Boskoop.

I want to say thank you for all the photographs that I found on the Net esspecialy from Gerrit G.


Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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