Cigar factory "De Olifant" Tobacco Manufacturer Henk van der Sluis dreamed of cigar production was quantitatively small but great quality. Due to its large experience in the industry he had been his own idea about what the quality should be. he could end up in a number of buildings on Front Street in camps the opportunity to realize his dream. At the first address was the widow H. Meulenkamp built tabakskerverij. Besides building Henk van der Sluis took the old but functioning machines and began the cigar production called "De Olifant". An industrial museum up and running ... with art! A place to enjoy. In the Cigar Factory De Olifant you will find a maze of work and storage rooms; constructed of wood, unplastered walls and stone floors of clinkers, tiles, floor tiles and parts of the attic trusses date from the late Middle Ages. The crooked walls, old brick floors and the wooden decking of Sigarenfabriek the Elephant are permeated with the smell of tobacco and cedar. Already since 1832 in this monumental factory manufactured tobacco. For a long time the factory was mainly a museum-like character, but there is plenty of production again since the mid 80s of last century. Using traditional machines of which the oldest dates back to some pre-war machines are also being modernized in 1888. Since 2009. Walking along the attractive rooms and tobacco-filled spaces is clear that the cigars Elephant are produced with great care and passion. Whether it's the way melangeren or the method of production and packaging, quality is decisive. Joyful collaborators are in love with "their" factory. They "run" an established production cigars per year divided among several models and limited editions. To this day, the company keeps on developing and range extended annually. In 2003 a completely new branch of products welcomed in the building: The Unicorn Coffee and Tea. Elephant is committed to maintain the charming, cultural and historical heritage. This results in an attendance of 10,000 people per year who come see the unique characteristic plant. The municipalities of Zwolle and Kampen worshiped the elephant with the "Heritage Prize" in 2010. Sigarenfabriek Elephant was on May 21 2012 "Entrepreneur of the Year" proclaimed.