Das Holländische Lädeli can be found easily, centrally located on the main shopping street in Adliswil (ZH). It is a homey shop with a great variety of more than 500 Dutch products. You can also find all our products online in our web shop. Of course we also have original Dutch gifts; nice to give away or to keep for yourself. Das Holländische Lädeli, a small piece of the Netherlands in Switzerland!
What is more fun than to work in a shop where people come in with a big smile? So when the shop was put up for sale in 2015, I responded straightaway! Before I realized it, I, Wolfram, was the new owner of Das Holländische Lädeli. Most people have already noticed … I love chatting and socializing! It does not feel like work to me, I am doing what I love!!!
But how did I end up here? I grew up in the small village Abbenbroek with 1’300 inhabitants near Rotterdam. It was delightful, but I was always looking to move to a bigger city. I attended grammar school in Brielle and then studied Industrial Engineering & Management (specialising in logistics) at the University of Twente. It was there that I met my Dutch girlfriend, Winette, … in 1999!
After my study I worked for the Dutch company Luxaflex as a Logistics Manager. When my girlfriend was asked if she was interested in working in Switzerland for Unilever Europe, we said yes straightaway. We had always said that we would not want to work for the same company. … but that changed over the years. First I worked for Unilever Switzerland as Planning Manager Foods and later as a Business Analyst for Unilever Europe. Sometimes we even had meetings together… So it was time for a change! We both took a sabbatical to rethink our career. And then Das Holländische Lädeli came on my path. I thought for a while about “doing something smaller for myself”, but I was not sure what. Now all the pieces of the puzzle came together: logistics, planning and maintaining social contacts. It fits perfectly! The store was opened in 2009 by Bepke and six years later, I took over from her.Das Holländische Lädeli started in 2007 as a bookstore. It soon became clear that the Dutch not only came to the store for the books, but more and more for the “Hagelslag” and “Stroopwafels”. There were fewer books, and more Dutch products on sale in the shop. It was time for a different concept, not the books, but the food would be at the heart of the shop. Das Holländische Lädeli was born.
The goal for the future: I want to offer a wide range of products, with a good price-quality ratio and friendly, personal service. The shop has its basis in Adliswil (ZH); Here it immediately feels like a small piece of Holland in Switzerland: a friendly chat, Dutch music and of course the famous Dutch food that sometimes you can miss so much abroad.
Das Holländische Lädeli is one of a kind in Switzerland. We offer our products in our store in Adliswil (ZH). It is within walking distance from the railway station and the shop has 2 parking places. You can also order our Dutch products via our web shop. You can choose between 20 different licorices, different kinds of “hagelslag” and of course the famous and delicious “stroopwafels”. Our frozen products, such as “bitterballen” and “frikadellen”, are only available in our store. In addition we offer a variety of gifts. It’s worth the effort to visit our inviting store. You are welcome!
Dutch regards, Wolfram
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