by Liliane Limpens 21 december 2019


Kindergarden Waterloostraat Rotterdam




A new daycare center, a new out-of-school care center and a DollsVilla by Liliane®: Kindergarden Waterloostraat Rotterdam [Kralingen]. The out-of-school care borders the schoolyard of the Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool primary school, with which Kindergarden cooperates.


The children of Kindergarden Hilversum, Kindergarden Villa Vondel Amsterdam, Kindergarden Middenweg Amsterdam and Kindergarden Stad Amsterdam have been using the DollsVilla for a little longer, every day!


Kindergarden with 63 Dutch daycare and out-of-school care centers is part of Bright Horizons. In 2017, Kindergarden became the new owner of the seven Amsterdam high-end daycare centers Kinderhonk*****. Founded in 2001 by Susannah van Rabenswaay. The DollsVilla by Liliane® was already in use at various locations [photos].



by Liliane Limpens December 1, 2019


Donation from an ideal foundation




From Madrid DollsVilla's light now directly en route to the children in 36 foster homes throughout the Netherlands. Road transport with electric trailers.


And in the meantime, BOL.com, the largest online store in the Netherlands, is publishing a review from a business customer from Born: "Everything is well packaged, good manual and good quality stuff !!! Delivery time 10. Product information 10. Delivery 10."


Foster families in Abbenes - Barendrecht - Bergambacht - Brummen - Delft - Dordrecht - Drunen - Ederveen - Etten - Leur - Goes - Hardinxveld Giessendam - Harmelen - Kapelle - Landgraaf - Maassluis - Nibbixwoud - Nieuwediep - Rijssen [2] - Sellingen - Stadskanaal - Steenwijkerwold - Stolwijk - Tilburg - Tuk - Ubachsberg [Voerendaal] - Vlaardingen - Wassenaar [2] - Vries - Zaandam - Zelhem - Zoetermeer - Zuidlaren - Zutphen.

Warm nest helps stressed orphanage child NRC November 12, 2019.
American psychobiologists scientific journal
PNAS November 2019.
An unsettled stress response due to intense experiences in early life can recover during puberty. The research suggests that in addition to early childhood there is also a sensitive period during puberty, during which the biological stress system can still normalize by growing up in a warm nest. In people who grew up in an orphanage as a small child, the body reacts differently to exciting events at a later age than in people who spent their early years in a normal family. They make less of the stress hormone ortisol at those moments than usual, because their biological stress system functions less well. It did not matter at what age the children were adopted. Even with children who had only ended up with a family after their second year, the researchers saw this normalization of the stress response.


by Liliane Limpens November 19, 2019


Design for children




Villa's to Columbus, Indiana and Mission, Texas and Bakersfield, California. A fairytale Christmas Carol also for the children's favorite dolls and their cars!


Moon Picnic is successful in creating a consumer market for the Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® in the United States and the United Kingdom: "A very special dollshouse. This stunning large scale dolls villa is designed by Liliane, Holland and made to an impressively high standard in Germany. It’s the ultimate gift that will play an important role in anyone’s childhood." [...]


"As soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are."


Moon Picnic's mission is to bring to families the best designs this wonderful planet has to offer, to help create an unforgettable, nurturing, beautiful and often magical childhood in these busy modern times. The collection grows slowly, conscientiously with a dedication to a truly inspired childhood. "It’s going to be a slow but wonderful journey finding the most wonderful treasures, often not ‘trending’ but instead timeless, one by one, discovering them."



by Liliane Limpens October 30, 2019


In the Netherlands




The original, handmade DollsVilla by Liliane® from 1997/1998, a design by Liliane Limpens, becomes part of the permanent museum collection of the fairy-tale Museum Children's World [1969] in Roden, near Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. The museum has an impressive collection of old dolls and bears. Children can actively play [together] in the museum café with a second one, a new DollsVilla from the 2019 production series.


Museum curator Mara Bosboom: "This way the children can see the development of a prototype into its final market shape."


In 1969 the Dutch Museum Children's World Foundation in Roden was founded by the Association for Tourist Traffic and the Association of Folk Entertainment. At the same time, in this year an appeal was made via the ANP to the Dutch population to look at toys from the past in the attic. This call was met with mass response and it was the start of a unique collection. Two foundations currently manage the Children's World Toy Museum: Dutch Museum Children's World Foundation and Foundation for preserving the Museum Children's World Collection.


Children's World Museum offers guided tours, a senior package, a package for children's parties and school trips. Teaching material will soon be available, which will enable primary schools to achieve official learning objectives.



by Liliane Limpens October 27 2019






Commissioning of the DollsVilla by Liliane® by the children's department of the Frisian regional hospital Nij Smellinghe in Drachten.


For the observation of the child and the parent - child interaction. And for the processing of hospitalization and any traumatic experiences which are related to the hospital.


Nij Smellinghe Hospital [1945] is a regional hospital in Drachten, and is available to the residents of Southeast Friesland. The name "Nij Smellinghe" refers to a former monastery on the Smalle Ee where centuries ago, care for the sick was done.



by Liliane Limpens October 6, 2019


Child and Adolescent Psychology | Pediatrics




The team of child psychologists from the Pediatric department of the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein uses the DollVilla by Liliane® with great enthusiasm in her work with children!


"We have a great place for the DollsVilla in our department." - Hester van Wieringen, Chair of the Pediatric medicine department of the St. Antonius Hospital.



by Liliane Limpens September 26, 2019


New primary school in Amsterdam-Noord




Klein Amsterdam will integrate the DollsVilla by Liliane® in its education in the coming period. 'Learning in the gap', a school concept where not the method but the child and his or her individual development are central, in accordance with the dynamics of the 21st century. Inspired by the pedagogical approaches of Reggio Emilia, Loris Malaguzzi and John Dewey. A new primary school with indoor school care.


"Our mission is to create a school as a space in between; a safe shelter, in which school and environment are integrally connected, so that children learn optimally from and with each other, from the neighborhood, city, culture and society."


                            Meis - photo Renate van de Plassche. Amsterdam 25 september 2019


New construction concept for elementary school Klein Amsterdam, through sustainable, movable wooden modules. They are 100% circular.



by Liliane Limpens September 19, 2019


Roessingh - Center for Rehabilitation Enschede/span>




Psychologists, connected to Roessingh, Center for Rehabilitation in Enschede, use the DollsVilla by Liliane® as development material for the treatment of rehabilitating children.


Roessingh is a specialized rehabilitation center for children and adults [clinical and outpatient treatments]. There is also a horse riding school, a scientific research & development institution and the Roessingh Education Center for mytyl, tyltyl and secondary special education.



by Liliane Limpens  September 3, 2019


Primary school for special needs education




In the Lichtenbeek primary school for special needs education in Arnhem, the seconded team of experts 'child rehabilitation' of Klimmendaal rehabilitation work with the DollsVilla. More locations may follow.


The villa is used for interventions by rehabilitation doctors, physician assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, exercise agogists, haptotherapists, speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, cognitive trainers, orthopedagogues, music therapists, cultural workers, play therapists, spiritual caregivers, manual therapists, psychomotor therapists.


Marieke Kleinschiphorst, manager business operations Child & Youth of Klimmendaal rehabilitation: "At the end of an intensive working day, the children can play freely with the DollsVilla, as a reward!"


Klimmendaal offers children both clinical and outpatient treatment options, individually and in groups. The treatment capacity at Klimmendaal is one of the largest in the Netherlands for them. Outpatient rehabilitation treatment and partial treatments take place at several locations.


Klimmendaal treats various disorders in children and adolescents: General developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Chronic eating problems, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Non-Congenital Brain Injury (NAH), Brain Injury Aftercare, Somatoform complaints, Muscle Diseases and Spina Bifida.



Interview by Aleksandra Leszcyńska | July 29, 2019

Fathers Magazine, Italy Spring 2019
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Paola Noé: “I think that Unduetrestella had the honour to present for the first time some design products that can be considered as “masterpieces” of contemporary design for kids. I’m totally fascinated by the three: Max in the BOX by Perlude and the furniture by EcoBirdy or the DollsVilla by Liliane®.”



Paola Noé has been an art critic, a curator and has worked in the editorial office of the prestigious “Flash Art” magazine. In 2008 she started to run Unduetrestella, a special contemporary art project for children. Today, the children’s universe is her hobbyhorse. She looks for the most interesting phenomena for kids – from art and design to vintage objects and even food and then exhibits them during the most important and unmissable international design sector event, a showcase for creativity, innovation and quality: Milano Design Week - by Aleksandra Leszcyńska.



by Liliane Limpens  July 25, 2019


Made in Germany since 2007




Soon after the last production serie of the DollsVilla by Liliane® leading a new one is made, in Germany.


Ready for departure to the children in hotels, schools, [children's] hospitals, family houses, asylum seekers centers, speech therapy practices, Ronald McDonald Houses, burn centers, youth care institutions, nurseries, women's and social shelters, shops, institutions for children with disabilities, vacation locations, libraries, private families, therapy and rehabilitation practices, special primary education, design exhibitions, hospices. All over the world.


Their own home! For their own children. To house their most important emotions.



by Liliane Limpens  July 24, 2019


Vacation location on the edge of De Veluwe in The Netherlands




Commissioning of the DollsVilla by Liliane® by the Ronald McDonald Boshuus in Arnhem, holiday apartments for families with a care-intensive child [0 to 25 years old].


Suus Brands, manager Boshuus: "Happy with our DollsVilla! This beautiful dollhouse from DollsVilla by Liliane® has been in our House since today. A beautiful dollshouse where our children can find a place for their own hug or doll."

Elisjawâ Mens: "The boys were immediately busy telling what story they could play."  


by Liliane Limpens  July 16, 2019


Rye Free Reading




Lots of family fun in the garden of the Rye Library New York, gathered around the dutch DollsVilla by Liliane®. A Vehicle Fair, to support the library.


The library began as the dream of a few concerned citizens who met in 1884. They formed a constitution for a new library organization, primarily as a place for young men and boys to recreate and escape the undesirable effects of saloons. In 2003, the gracious new program wing and the expanded children’s room were again largely funded by donations from a community committed to maintaining a library often called the Jewel of Rye.



by Liliane Limpens  June 27, 2019


Entry to the Canadian market






Mission success in Canada! Purchase of the Dolls Villa by the famous [research] Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. Various pediatric departments will use the villa professionally, including Child Life / Creative Arts Therapy.


"Great success for Starters International Business participant DollsVilla Global BV, the Dutch Life Sciences & Health organisation enters the Canadian market as a result of the programme!" - Task Force Health Care.


‘DollsVilla is the exclusive domain of children and they alone determine its norms and values, its rules of conduct, and its viewpoints and freedoms. Adults have no authority and are granted access solely by invitation. Instead of being focused on the world of adults, the villa shifts the child’s attention to her or his own life, which is precisely where it should be.’ - Liliane


'When it comes to size, age, and impact, the Toronto-based Hospital for Sick Children, branded as SickKids, is a strong contender for one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world. In addition to being a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. This technologically advanced children's hospital has been at the forefront of healthcare research for well over a century.' - Iris Stone

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