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August 12, 2011

Grow Your Own …..Window Display!

Filed under: FOOD,Funny,LIFE,The Hague,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last Summer, on one of my walking tours I stumbled upon a shop called “Rutten” in the Piet Heinstraat (about Number 88) with one of the strangest window displays I have ever seen.

It was a Sunday so the shop wasn’t open, but clearly it was a fruit and vegetable shop, with maybe a deli section in it too.

What struck me was that the window display was growing!

There was a  long section by the window that included mushrooms in boxes, but there were also mushrooms actually growing in the window display.

I did a double-take and then got my camera out.

I’m allergic to  mushrooms so wouldn’t be interested in sampling these, but of you like to buy your mushrooms fresh… then I suppose you can’t  beat the freshness of some of these!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. That is weird.

    Comment by Tilly Bud — August 12, 2011 @ 7:44 am | Reply

  2. Ah, there it is…our (one, so far?) difference! I LOVE mushrooms! This is VERY creative of the shop owner!

    Comment by milkayphoto — August 12, 2011 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  3. I’d love to know where this is. Andrew & I have been meaning to try growing mushrooms for a while. Maybe we can get a kit there.

    Comment by Friedel — August 15, 2011 @ 9:21 am | Reply

    • Hi Friedel,
      Duh I had this shop labeled as Weimarstraat but that was a case of too many photos and not enough concentration. (sorry for the Oops) This is a well known Dutch fruit shop called “Rutten” and you’ll find it on approx Number 88, Piet Heinstraat (corner of 2e de Reimerstraat).
      They should be able to tell you how they grew their mushrooms. Good Luck!

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 15, 2011 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  4. Ah, I go past it every day on my way home. Thanks!

    Comment by TravellingTwo (@travellingtwo) — August 30, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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