A History of 40 years in linen rental

Blycolin was the first company to start linen rental for the hospitality industry. We actually invented the rental of hospitality linen. From the first steps up to this very day we have continued to improve the concept. A rich history in which knowledge, experience and the development of products and services , have enabled us to build a solid foundation for the future.

We invented linen rental in close association with hotels

Blycolin originates from the HIC Linnenkamer (Linen Room), which started in 1972 providing linen rental and laundry services to participating hotels in Amsterdam and environs. It was a modest start at a regional level with one laundry. Thanks to the successful formula, the company soon went national. In 1986 Ahold acquired the HIC Linnenkamer. As linen rental was not a core activity for Ahold, the HIC Linnenkamer continued independently in 1990 as Blyco Linnenkamer. This name was later abbreviated: Blycolin.

In our forty years’ history we have built up a treasure of knowledge and expertise. We closely monitor every trend in the hospitality industry and respond proactively to market demand. As a result, we have successfully developed innovative and result-oriented products and services. Over the years we have been able to transform linen rental into a scope of services that add up to a total solution for your linen management. Yet, our development is not at a standstill. We use our experience and insights every day to help improve your linen management. You can rely on us for another forty years to come.

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