Funny sayings (Or: Tiles at Big Bazar)

A few weeks ago Marco and I were at a Dutch store called Big Bazar. One of the bins was full of tiles with sayings on them – who knows what culture had them first – translated into Dutch.

tiles on sale at Big Bazar

Ervaring is leren van je fouten. Sommige mensen hebben veel ervaring!

Experience is learning from your mistakes. Some people have a lot of experience!

Love is in the air… Jammer genoeg kan ik niet vliegen.

Love is in the air… Unfortunately I can’t fly.

(jammer genoeg = unfortunately/sadly/regrettably)

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2 thoughts on “Funny sayings (Or: Tiles at Big Bazar)

  1. Maria Knight

    My Name is Maria and I am interested in the tiles with the dutch sayings. I would like to know where I can buy these from?
    Many thanks

    • It’s difficult to say – the store I mentioned in this blog post usually has them (as do a lot of souvenir shops) but it doesn’t sell them online.

      What you want to search for is things like “Delft blue tiles”. I see websites like or though that might not be exactly what you want. But I hope this helps!

      The Dutch word for these tiles with sayings is “tegelspreuken” but searching for that mostly finds websites where you can make tiles online for fun it seems.

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