Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Dick Bruna Huis (Dick Bruna House) or "the Miffy Museum" in the Netherlands pays homage to the creator of one of the most well known and adored children's book characters of all time. Miffy, or Nijntje as shes known in the Netherlands, was created in 1955 and has been in constant popularity since then.
One of the major draws of the Huis is it's gift shop which carries almost anything Miffy that you could possibly need or want. Of these items, a favorite of mine is the small plastic Miffy & friends figures at € 4,99 each (roughly $7).
I don't own these (YET!) but from the pictures provided by the Dick Bruna Huis webstore, the quality seems rather good and there's an excellent selection of toys ranging from Miffy, her entire family, friends, beds, cars, and even Miffy's house! You can even purchase the whole set (pictured above) for € 138,30, a little under $200. But my favorite item from the store is the animal set pictured below. How cute is that!