Make your own arrow

Amsterdam, West

Dive into the past and make your own arrow with Thomas, bow and arrow maker

Meet Thomas R
Bowyer Fletcher

2h30 of discovery with Thomas

Knowledge of arrow making

Your own wooden arrow

€69  / person

Workshop description

Discover obscure forms of woodworking with Thomas by creating your own wooden arrow while also learning the basics of historical archery!

You will start by learning about the world of archery, which Thomas knows very well. He will show you how bows and arrows are made. 

Then it's up to you! Thomas will give you an arrow shaft that has already been prepared, and it will be up to you to place the feathers on the arrow and personalize it with natural pigment. 

Finally, the workshop will end with testing the arrow while learning the basics of how to shoot the bows that Thomas makes. Thomas will give you the right tips on how to handle the string brilliantly! 

You will leave with your creation and the desire to learn more about this beautiful craft!

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Practical information


2 - 5 pp


Can be made private

15 years old min.

Languages of the workshop

This workshop is conducted in English, Nederlands

Meet Thomas R.

Outdoor fanatic, Thomas is an accomplished bowyer and fletcher!

Thomas studied film making and worked for a while in the film industry. He manages to combine his current job with his passion of bow and arrow making. 

He is thrilled to welcome you to share his experience in ancient crafts and skills by reconnecting archery with the adventurous side of our past.

He launched his company and even a bow and arrow brand called Ravencraft. Thomas has over 12 years of experience in making historically authentic bows and arrows and traditional archery. What began as an interest in history and anthropology has grown into a passion for making historical bows and other implements. His bows and arrows are made with natural materials and according to traditional methods that were and still are used by various cultures worldwide. 

In our modern culture, we usually think of archery as part of the sports world. However, the bow and arrow play an important role in history and are still used in some parts of the world as an important weapon for survival.

Thanks to Thomas, you will travel back to an adventurous part of our past!

Workshop location

The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.


Sharon W.

The 03/13/2023
Very nice experience. Thomas is very knowledgeable and love to talk about his craft. We made a beautiful arrow and it shot really well too.
We recommend it!

Jane H.

The 02/17/2023
Very interesting interactive workshop . Thomas was very knowledgable and my arrow actually hit the target!

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