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Discover Benelux |  Special Theme |  Christmas

From Holland with love TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK  |  PHOTOS: HOLLAND WINKEL

From small windmill key chains to handsome vases, the Holland Winkel webshop is your one-stop shop for the best souvenirs, presents and consumer products from the Netherlands. With their wide ranging catalogue, the best of Holland is only a few clicks away – wherever you are. Their product range includes top of the range Delfts Blauw, the characteristic blue and white pottery made in the city of Delft from the 16th century. Founder and director of the Holland Winkel, Ellie Dijksterhuis says: “We sell beautiful Delfts Blauw, from mugs to tiles to salt and pepper shakers and even baubles. They are all top quality articles.” Apart  from  souvenirs  and  gifts,  the website also offers an extensive collection of  food  items,  including  Gouda  cheese, Holland’s favourite syrup waffles (or stroopwafels)  and  candy.  Dijksterhuis:  “This  is

actually how we began. My son was living abroad so we started sending him Dutch food.  Then  in  2002  I  decided  to  make  a business out of it.” Since  then  the  website’s  assortment has grown to 1,300 different items including  t-shirts,  scarfs,  fridge  magnets  and small wooden clogs. She adds: “Especially our smaller products are really popular with Dutch businesses, they use them in welcome bags or as relationship gifts at corporate  events,  conventions  and  international meetings alike.” Within  days  orders  are  dispatched  to anywhere in the world and you can select your shipment option. “I love the contact we have with clients, many call us to check on their order and we are always happy to help. We try to update people as much as possible when a delivery has been made,” says Dijksterhuis.

The Holland Winkel has an impressive range of Delfts Blauw pottery, including this tulip vase (left) inspired by a 17th century design.

Go to the website to see the full range, available in Dutch and English. www.hollandwinkel.com

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Discover Benelux | Issue 12 | December 2014  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux | Issue 12 | December 2014  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.