regional Dutch shopping / travelguide Vandaar Flevoland

By on December 15, 2015

Handmade, organic, special and local

Handmade bags and designer-shoes? Organic foodmarkets? Dutch organic wine? Wild teas and herbs from  Flevoland? International Land-Art projects? Book a tipi in a forest? Art galleries? Chocolate factory? Furniture designers? Boutiques? Tea gardens? Bed and breakfast? Espressobars?

Regional travelguide / shopping guide about Flevoland

Flevoland is the 12th province of the Netherlands, a real ‘polder’ where people live below sealevel. For example Almere, a New Town near Amsterdam, exists for 40 years only. The whole area is surrounded by ‘dijken’ (dikes).

When we moved from Amsterdam to a new built house in Almere, about 13 years ago now, we didn’t know what to expect. Could we find ‘special places’ here, in this new built land? So for about 2 years we explored the whole area to publish a book, a guide about Flevoland. 


The second edition of ‘Vandaar Flevoland’ (Therefore Flevoland) 263 regional culinary, cultural, handmade, organic and special places in Flevoland was published in 2011! The book was for sale at a price of 12.95 in bookstores and the most tourist offices in and around Flevoland. We sold about 10.000 books. Hmm that’s a bestseller, isn’t it?

Our regional project consists of a website / blog, books & magazines and social media like Twitter and Facebook. Sorry, Dutch only…

Good to know that we only translated (Dutch-English) a few of our projects. If you want to know more about all our projects, see our complete Dutch list of projects overhere Projecten VANDAAR / media (Dutch)!

Mariska Bronstring

About Mariska Bronstring

^^^ VANDAAR / media ^ optimist ^ antique holiday countryhouse in Saale-Unstrut Germany ^ eco chic ^ upcycled interior ^ our woodstove ^ love your locals ^ nomad ^ organic ^ vega-fan ^ vegetable garden ^ realistic dreamer ^ concepts ^ a heart for animals ^ magazines ^ books ^ vintage & retro ^ still life ^ interiors ^ photography ^ upcycling ^ chocolate ^ life is a pickinick ^ slow cooking ^ Almere-Buiten Flevoland Netherlands ^^^ For o.a. a good espresso, handmade design, organic treats, cake from the Dutch patissier Pompadour (or Dulce de Leche Boutique in Valencia), interior, vintage & concept stores and inspiring people I looove to make a detour! And you know what...I'm not in a hurry :)

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