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Miffy ("Nijntje") is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The original Dutch name, Nijntje, means "little rabbit". The first Miffy book was produced in 1955, and almost 30 others have followed. In total they have sold over 85 million copies, and inspired a television series as well as items such as clothes and toys featuring the character.

Miffy ("Nijntje") is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The original Dutch name, Nijntje, means "little rabbit". The first Miffy book was produced in 1955, and almost 30 others have followed. In total they have sold over 85 million copies, and inspired a television series as well as items such as clothes and toys featuring the character.

In the 60's. No copyright restrictions (Nationaal Archief)

In the 60's. No copyright restrictions (Nationaal Archief)

Dutch painter and illustrator Rien Poortvliet (1932-1995) was best known for his drawings of animals and for "Gnomes" in the famous series of books by Wil Huygen and published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Dutch painter and illustrator Rien Poortvliet (1932-1995) was best known for his drawings of animals and for "Gnomes" in the famous series of books by Wil Huygen and published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Ice skating in the Netherlands. Whenever the weather allows it, half of the Dutch population hurries towards the frozen waters and gets on their ice skates.

Ice skating in the Netherlands. Whenever the weather allows it, half of the Dutch population hurries towards the frozen waters and gets on their ice skates.

What the Dutch do

What the Dutch do

Gouda, where I live part of the week

Gouda, where I live part of the week

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