"Souvenirs" Netherlands Shopping Tip by OlafS

Netherlands Shopping: 57 reviews and 55 photos

  "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever"
by OlafS

What to buy: You are going to buy a souvenir, aren't you? The best are plates in Delft Blue style, have a windmill printed on as well as big letters saying "Holland" and, and this is very important, are Made in China. Look for that very sign of quality, after all there's nothing like genuine kitsch for a good souvenir! Perhaps you can even find plastic ones, which are much easier to take home without them getting damaged. Other great things are clogs (OK, "wooden shoes") painted in the same style or Delft Blue windmills.You can buy this stuff all over the country but especially in very touristic places, even when that place is not in "Holland" and doesn't look like anything the souvenir is supposed to represent. Don't even try to find something with "The Netherlands"on it, you aren't going to find it. There are also T-shirts with windmills and "Holland" on them. Or a canabis leaf, if you're a little bit naughty and want to show your friends just how cool you are. If you are VERY naughty you really should look for the T-shirts with male genitals and other parts of the body. These you will find in Amsterdam, of course.

(For those who didn't notice; that was sarcasm)

Directions: Look at that website for some real garbage. Their motto: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". Isn't that hilarious?
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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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