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womans national Dutch costume

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womans national Dutch costume

Hi,

I am in Amsterdam for 2 days and am just wondering where the best place to buy adult womans Dutch national costume is?

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1. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Try this place:

http://www.dutchsouvenirs.com/home.html

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2. Re: womans national Dutch costume

I think you can buy jeans and t-shirts most places in town :-)

Maryland
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3. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Try Candy Apple Costumes, I saw them there. Google for website info.

NOBODY wears this type of clothing except in the very touristy areas out of Amsterdam like Volendaam, Edam and Gouda on cheese market day as a show for visitors so this clothing is not easy to source.

Cheers!

Sunny

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4. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Tights, boots and fur-lined coats are all available at H&M.

Amsterdam, The...
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5. Re: womans national Dutch costume

There is no such thing a national costume.

Traditional costumes are always regional.

But even that will be hard to find. Best would be to go to Volendam, Marken or Spakenburg

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6. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Indeed there is no national costume. And really nobody except for a few grannies wear for example the Volendam costume.

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7. Re: womans national Dutch costume

There are a few areas left in the Netherlands where some (mostly old) women still wear traditional dress, for example in Zeeland. But, as already has been said, costumes vary per village; putting these costumes on usually requires considerable skill and time, and I imagine that such a costume can cost quite a lot (because of the quantity and quality of the fabric, and the gold and jewelry that's often part of the costume). And in todays world, it's usually not very practical, of course...

Naturally, there are some folk dance groups performing in traditional Dutch dress here and there - maybe you can contact them if you need traditional costumes for a similar purpose. Just google for "volksdansgroep" - but it's probably easier to find groups that do American Line dancing or Israeli folk dance than "Dutch dancing".

I came across this group that offers some of their costumes for sale: http://www.volksdansgroepnoordbroek.nl

As you can see (try Google Translate), they offer Israeli, Hungarian, Albanian, Macedonian and "South American" costumes, but also Dutch costumes from Urk, Staphorst and Spakenburg.

But they might not be interested in selling just one costume.

Amsterdam, The...
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8. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Am I the only one who wonders what you're going to do with it??

:-)

Maryland
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9. Re: womans national Dutch costume

Maybe they have Halloween in Auckland !

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10. Re: womans national Dutch costume

i was wondering too...but my thoughts tend to run into naughty areas..so i refrained from commenting