In this new blog piece, we will do regular interviews with local businesses that we think have a great service and have a great story to tell. This time Francesco the owner of the fabulous Louis Wittenburg party supplies shop near Dam Square tells us all about his business in this new blog post.
1. Tell us about your products and services.
Louis Wittenburg sells party & halloween products. We stand for good quality and high service
2. How long have you been in the business and why did you choose this sector ?
I bought the business in 1988 then it had a mix of souvenirs and party products. The store was 30 sqm. That time; it took a coup0le of years to extend it to the current 3 floor and 200sqm.
3. What is the thing you like most about your work ?
The interaction with the costumer. They come in for a party and most of the time have no idea how big the range for some product is. With good advice they leve the store very happy
4. What nationalities are your clients ?
From everywhere ! As we are based in the center of the town we get people from all over the world.
5. What do you think these internationals love best about living in Amsterdam ?
The overall atmosphere (I hope)
6. What do you like to do in your spare time away from work ?
Doing work for the red cross: I’m a paramedic in a quick response unit.
Having dinner with friends and enjoy a good glass of wine together.
7. What is your fondest memory or proudest moment at work ?
The proudest one was a couple of years ago. Coming back in the store after a saturday halloween; the store looked like a war zone with all the empty shelves and empty hooks.
8. What do you think the expats and international think of the Dutch people ?
That they are strange in some ways. You only have to read one of the books “the unduchables” the only thing left is think and look in the mirror….
9. Which product or service is your best seller and why ?
Thats a tough one…. It depends a little on the time of year but hats and masks are our top sellers
10. What good Dutch words or expressions should non Dutch people learn ?
Gezelligheid ! Such a typical dutch word that is almost non translatable in another language
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