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There are a lot of schools that organize international culture day. If your children happen to be part of such a project they can come to HollandsBest for information, questions, Dutch outfits, typical Dutch goodies, etc.

Here are some things that may help your child with his or her project:

  • Dutch clothes: We sell T-shirts, wooden shoes, Dutch boy and girl hats.

  • Typical Dutch goodies: Children like to hand out mini or regular stroopwafels to their classmates, speculaas/windmill cookies, chocolate, boy and girl lollipops, some moms make a sandwich with sprinkles.

Did you know that there are 16 million people in the Netherlands?Did you know that there are many different types of windmills in the Netherlands?Did you know that half of the Netherlands lies under the sea level? (Netherlands means Lower Lands)Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Also, send us any pictures or stories by mail or email after the project has ended so that we can share them with other children of Dutch heritage.

It may intrigue you to know that HollandsBest was recently recommended by both the San Jose Mercury News and "Bottom Line Personal". The Mercury News says "save room for dessert" because HollandsBest has a wide selection of cookies and pastries to tickle the pallet. Most are baked right in the store by Klaas Mensonides, with a wide selection of Dutch recipes and tastes "laced with nuts, ginger and cinnamon". "Bottom Line Personal" is a periodical that gives helpful hints and inside information to consumers. Even if you don’t plan on traveling overseas, you can still find great foreign goods. Bottom Line lists HollandsBest as favorite place to get hard to find souvenirs, giftware, clogs, vases, clocks and Deft blue ceramic mugs and tea sets. But you don’t have to take their word for it. Come on in the store and see for yourself or explore the website at to see our vast selection and make sure to visit our site in August 2005 when it will be completely redone.

Hollands is also very famous for it dykes, called dijken in Dutch; Building dykes is something that the Dutch have been doing centuries long. Especially with the recent hurricane Katrina there's a lot of interest in how the Dutch have build there dykes. Make sure you check out the following external links from Neeltje Jans and dutch water management and Dykes to read more about this interesting topic.

Dear Miss Simona:
"We really liked visiting you Dutch store. We all really like the waffle cookies, and most of like the fruit candy. All of us LOVE our wooden shoes and it was a lot of fun to go to your store. Thank you for all the free goodies, tour and everything else. Thank you again," Catey Yuen

Dear Miss Simona:
"I like your store. And I like my shoes. Thank you for the food and the tour of the store. I really liked the hard chocolate! Love," Joceyn Yuen


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