Nijntje, known as “Miffy” in English, is a Dutch children’s character. She is a female rabbit who “comes from” our town, Utrecht – she was created in 1955 by the Dutch artist Dick Bruna who lived in Utrecht. Nintje is a shortening of konijntje, meaning “little rabbit.” Miffy is the subject of numerous children’s books. Like Hello Kitty, she has spawned a whole line of cute-rabbit-merchandise, including stuffed animals, toys, clothes, and even luggage and tableware. Isn’t she cute!