Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Dutch Windmill at Holland Bakery

Although the windmill is not particularly Dutch, no other countries have been associated more closely with it than the Netherlands. I think this is probably one of the reasons why Holland Bakery uses the windmill icon as its company logo and for its store architecture to go with its name. Holland, as some of you may have known, is the territories in the western part of the Netherlands, the country which is often also incorrectly called as Holland.

Holland Bakery is not Dutch company, by the way. It's Indonesian. It was first established in Jakarta in 1978 and now has its headquarters in Bandung. It has many branches in many big cities in Indonesia. I like Holland Bakery's bread. I think it's one of the best in the country.

The windmill in this photo is of its store on the corner of Jalan Merdeka and Jalan L.R.E. Martadinata (Jalan Riau) near BIP (Bandung Indah Plaza).


Dina said...

That is something out of the ordinary! I wasn't expecting a windmill in Bandung. (Actually Jerusalem has two old ones, real.)

Layrayski said...

The owners must've really liked Holland and its windmills. =) Cool.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely to see an almost Dutch windmill in Bandung. I live near the windmills of Kinderdijk in the Netherlands, where we often come with foreign visitors. I had lived in Indonesia before and during the war, but I have never been in Bandung, which is said to be a very beautiful place. Thank you for sharing!

Hilda said...

This is a strange coincidence — we also have a Holland bakery, owned by a Chinoy (Chinese-Filipino) that specializes in Chinese delicacies. Their hopia is really yummy!