29 juni 2016

Fietsje

 "Fietsje" ("Small Bicycle") is located at the Akerkhof in the centre of Groningen and they sell and repair all kinds of bicycles, including carrier-bicycles as you can see. 
There's something to tell about the name: There used to be a text on the building that said: "huisje -  boompje - beestje" ("House, bells, bliss") and when it became a bicycle shop it sounded logical to add the word "Fietsje" ("bicycle") to it. I hope this makes as much sense in English as it does in Dutch.. :)

Maybe you already noticed on the first photo, they have indeed used the front part of a bicycle (including a crate, handy for groceries!) as a sign.

I'm linking to signs, signs.

19 opmerkingen:

  1. We see a lot of those carrier bikes in Cambridge and we even have a cycle shop which has a wall-mounted bicycle front en as an advertising sign. You'd feel very at home over here.

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  2. De naam is heel leuk gevonden, dat zou wel bij elk huis passen hier in Nederland :)

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  3. Aan de fietsen voor de deur te zien is de naam fietsje toch een beetje misplaatst.

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  4. We see several of those carrier bikes around our neighborhood here. Like the sign!

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  5. If I say the Dutch words out loud, it makes perfect sense, but thank you for the translation. Love the front half bike as a sign. I see they have cargo bikes as well. We don't often see those in the U.S.

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  6. I used to have one of those milk crates on my bike - but it was always on the back.

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  7. I find it interesting to see your bike oriented society, so unlike mine!

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  8. Really nice bikes.
    I can find the only sense in the end of dutch word "-je"... :).
    But I like a lot the wall sign.

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  9. What a great sign! So original and eye-catching.

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  10. Makes perfect sense Marleen 😃 How cool the sign, love it ! I should imagine bike repair shops do very well there!

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  11. Makes perfect sense Marleen 😃 How cool the sign, love it ! I should imagine bike repair shops do very well there!

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