Van Rhijn Kloeck Loft
This loft started in 1948 at this location as a partnership of Van Rhijn-Kloeck. It consisted of three partners, Peer Van Rhijn (the father in law of Jan Kloeck), Louis Kloeck (father of Jan Kloeck), and Jan Kloeck. In the period from 1960 to 1975 they were King of the Antwerp Union 11 times. Many consider this loft the best of Belgium during that period. At present time, Jan is 77 years old and still races very competitively. The base of his pigeons were Horemans and Havenith. Many famous names trace their origins to the Van Rhijn Kloeck loft. Among these are Leen Boers, Louis Van Loon and Hofkens. We have been fortunate to have been importing these pigeons for the last 13 years. A straight bred Van Rhijn Kloeck hen won 4 x 1st and 2 x 2nd for Dick Ott in Denver, CO in 1998 young birds.