Studio Smederij


The ultimate professional high-end acoustic recording studio, located in the centre of Holland. The studio is run by renowned bass player Marius Beets. With his musical background and his keen sense of music he has recorded in an outstanding way significant national and international artists.  

Studio Smederij is known for its special entourage, “it feels like playing on stage”. All recordings are live and acoustic, with equipment that supports the vintage sound that is so distinctive to Marius Beets and Studio Smederij. The characteristic and inspirational setting of the studio adds to the experience while recording. It finds its origin in the 1930’s and is fully renovated to enhance and refine the studios’ acoustics.

Find more about The Studio, Recordings or Contact Studio Smederij below.

The studio


Recording space, with optional separate drum and vocal booth

15m x 8m

Control room

8m x 5m

Equipment on hand in studio:

Yamaha C7 

Grand Piano

Fender Rhodes 88 stage piano

Pearl jazz drum kit

Several double basses

Bass and guitar amplifiers


€450 studio rent

€200 for one studio engineer

€100 to tune the grand piano

Prices are based on a rental per day, eight hours of studio access.

If you are interested in renting the studio or you would like to receive more information please contact Marius Beets at or call +31-30 69 90 469 / +316 55 34 25 27.

Download studio specifications.


Artists that recorded at Studio Smederij: 

Beets Brothers, Jazzinvaders, Lonnie Smith, Rein de Graaff, Herb Geller, John Marshall, Ronnie Cuber, Houston Person, Dave Schnitter, Eric Ineke JazzXpress, Bart van Lier, Houdini’s, Ilja Reijngoud, Don Friedman, Martin Wind, Artvark ‘The Jazz Saxophone Quartet’, Ruud Breuls, Dave Liebman, Juraj Stanik, Lils Mackintosh, Eddie Conard, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Martijn van Iterson, Jesse van Ruller, Deborah Brown, Rik Mol, Licks and Brains Big Band, Frank Groothof.

Albums recorded at the Studio Smederij are sold in the Jazz Records shop, click here to go to the webshop.


Studio De Smederij

Van der Heijdenlaan 41

3705 ED  Zeist


T:  +31 (0) 30 6990 469

M: +31 (0) 6 5534 2527 

Maxanter Music Group BV 
Hamersveldseweg 84A
3833 GT Leusden