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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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