#CIJRoadTrip – Netherlands (Holland) : Zoetermeer

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Let’s travel all the way to Zoetermeer Netherlands (Holland) with Annelies Knijnenburg from LizKnijnenburg

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special? 

Zoetermeer in the Netherlands.
Zoetermeer, which means Sweet Lake, is a town with about 120.000 inhabitants, not so far from the coast of the North Sea. It’s a place with some forests, much “green”spots, leasure companies like “Snowworld” (for skiing) and Dutch Waterdreams (for rafting). I love to ride my bike and walk in my beautiful neighbourhood.

Zoetermeer, my "green" hometown, it is taken near by where I live. I usually walk in this park 2 times a week.

Zoetermeer, my “green” hometown, it is taken near by where I live. I usually walk in this park 2 times a week.

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?

Of course our capital Amsterdam is a great place to visit: the museums with the famous paintings of Van Gogh and Rembrandt, the canals and canal houses and red light district.

But don’t forget to see Delft, a lovely little town with its Delfts blue pottery and our biggest harbour city Rotterdam with a superb skyline!

Amsterdam by night - a photo from www.facebook.com/TravelingInHolland

Amsterdam by night – a photo from http://www.facebook.com/TravelingInHolland

3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?

I am selling vintage french postcards and since I live in Europe I sometimes go to French flea markets and I trade with French sellers.

French flea market

French flea market

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?

In the Netherlands Etsy is not that known yet, my buyers are most Americans. I purchase many vintage Christmas cards now with angels, trees, snow, etc. to try to get more buyers this fall and winter. I don’t have a Facebookpage yet, but will start with it soon.

Antique Angel Postcard From LizKnijnenburg

Antique Angel Postcard From LizKnijnenburg

Romantic Couple Christmas Card -From LizKnijnenburg

Romantic Couple Christmas Card -From LizKnijnenburg

Antique Angel Photo Postcard From LizKnijnenburg

Antique Angel Photo Postcard From LizKnijnenburg

5. What are your social media sites?
I have a Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com/lizknijnenburg/
And an Instagram page: instagram.com/lizknijnenburg
and will start a Facebook page for my shop soon.

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2 thoughts on “#CIJRoadTrip – Netherlands (Holland) : Zoetermeer

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