Queuing on a Saturday afternoon at the Birkenstock shop, half an hour before closing time...

It's been two years since I bought my first pair, so it was time for new Birkies.

My sweetie had never had any so we went to the official Birkenstock shop last Saturday afternoon.

We hurried coz it was half an hour to closing time. When we arrived the shop was filled with people, and there was a queue outside.

That was so weird. I hadn't been in a queue since the mid eighties when I studied in Poland for a year. And even then I had never been in a queue for shoes. The queue was not that long and we only had to wait for about 10 minutes.


There are only three official shops in the Netherlands. Is seemed the whole of Amsterdam suddenly got the urge to come and shop for Birckenstock sandals half an hour before closing time.



Pics of the actual shoes will follow...


  • Aloisia-W 7y

    Moet een aparte ervaring zijn geweest! Wel grappig!
  • Andy 7y

    I haven’t been in such European environment for about 20 years it is interesting how it affects one
  • Karin Bultje 7y

    Ga ik ze leuk vinden?
  • Dimormar! 7y

    Zo dat is er nog druk.

    Ja ze zijn erg in de mode, Birkenstocks.

    Karin, je kan beter zegen, ga ik er ooit lekker op lopen, want in het begin denk je, " waar ben ik aan begonnen".
  • ♥Margot♥ 7y

    Zoiets heb ik nog nooit gezien....het moet niet gekker worden hier in Nederland.....nu niet alleen file op de snelweg....:-)
    En, wel geslaagd?
  • Day_C 7y

    idd. eerst blaren tussen je tenen!

    maar daarnaaaaaa!
    ik hou van mijn birkies!
  • m2matiz_ 7y

    wow.. very busy over there, glad to hear you 'made it' in time..
    we have a birkie shop in the city.. it's always busy... but i've never seen it that busy...! ;)
  • Jennifer Harvey 6y

    Wow! They are damn comfy shoes tho....
  • Birkenstock USA 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Birkenstock 365, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Andy 6y

    Never had a pair but bought one few weeks ago, now I know why the queues
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