Kooktouw for everyone!


Remember when I wrote about finding bakers twine in the most amazing hardware shop we found during my Dutch holiday with Mr V?


Well! Imagine how happy I was to get an email from Bernadette, the owner of the store. She thanked me for writing about her shop, pointed me in the direction of some great pictures of it and said my post had inspired her to start selling bakers twine (kooktouw) on their online shop.


She said they post to the UK and over 60 other countries so if you need a bulk order of the stripey stuff at just € 2,25 a roll, head on over to her website (use a bit of google translate or email info@ouderwetsewinkel.nl – their English is excellent) (of course).

Of course, if you buy it online you’ll be missing out on this real treat of a shop. If you’re ever in Holland and anywhere near Alkmaar, be sure to pop in for a visit. The floor to ceiling cubbies full of household goods and clogs will make your heart happy. Also make sure to check out the bike shop across the road, it’s a cyclists dream and has the same totally charming feel.


PS. Check out the amazing vintage till! I saved my hand written till receipt as a souvenir from our trip, I love it.


All images taken from J. Boom’s Google places page or webshop


  • esther aka craftyvox
    January 7, 2012 - 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, this is awesome!! For quite a while now I’ve been wanting to get my hands on bakers twine, but the only places I could find this online was at Etsy or other foreign stores. Now I love Etsy heh.. but even if the twine itself was cheap, the additional S&H often made the package rather expensive so I never actually went ahead and bought any. So you can imagine how excited I am to read there’s a DUTCH store selling bakerstwine! I could even go by to pick it up myself if I wanted to. Yay:) Thanks so much for the heads up! Now I get to spend my money on actual craftsupplies rather then postage costs. :)

  • Annabel Vita
    January 7, 2012 - 9:00 pm | Permalink

    @craftyvox glad to help! I really loved this shop and am happy to pass on the love. Plus I HATE spending money on shipping. Hooray! :)

  • Ainhoa
    January 8, 2012 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    This is seriously awesome! I’ve been meaning to buy baker’s twine and was thinking Etsy (just like Esther) but it was a bit too much for the shipping. This sounds great, and I’d love to visit the store if I’m ever in the area! The last time I went to Holland was in 2008, hmmm.

  • Clair
    January 10, 2012 - 2:22 am | Permalink

    What a lovely shop…I think I would be happy working at a place like this for the rest of my life!

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