"Mr. Van Poppel, a former employee of Alsbach's, and Mr. Broekmans who was prepared to invest in this project, founded Broekmans & Van Poppel in 1914. After a few years the company was continued by Mr. W. van der Meer, a violin- and bowmaker and in addition to this would like to have a sheet-music store. Very soon Mr. P.J.A. Ganzinotti was employed at the age of 13. He was able to expand the shop enormously and also started to publish.
Buildings - Indoor
In 1942 his son Giovanni joined the company and in the years after three sons of Giovanni, Piet, Ron and Giovanni Jr., joined also.
Currently Broekmans & Van Poppel occupies two large stores in 2 cities, Amsterdam and Utrecht, has a large catalogue with a number of educational publications and among others a Flute-Series in which a number of important publications are published for several kinds of combinations."