View Full Version : Manila file folders in the Netherlands (Europe)
12-31-2009, 10:31 AM
Does anybody know if manila file folders are available in the Netherlands?
I can't find any
and indeed hanging files are pretty expensive.
Maybe ordering via Amazon.com?
Does anybody in Europe (pref: Netherlands) have any experience?
12-31-2009, 11:30 AM
I have no idea if this is any help, but I remembered this thread (I think it was this one).
You might try searching on other keywords surrounding your question.
01-01-2010, 12:45 AM
It took me also a while to find them in the Netherlands. I use SMEAD supertab and they work perfect.
You can get them at
01-01-2010, 02:41 AM
you do agree however that the price is nothing the same as in the USA.
$4 per 100
or €18 per 100
but thanks anyway for pointing me to discountoffice.nl
think I will try these. Now I only need to find a filing cabinet or a filing box.
(suggestion for a filing box Bernard ? :-) )
01-01-2010, 06:23 AM
I use the Aspvik from Ikea
It is made for hanging folders, but if you just remove the bars then it is an excellent kabinet for storing your reference material.
I use the top drawer with hanging folders for my tickler files
the bottom two are for reference material.
01-01-2010, 06:27 AM
I use what they call 'binnenmappen'. You can get them here (http://www.vikingdirect.nl/catalog/catalogSku.do?pr=HH1&id=49510-AS). They are the closest to manilla folders I could find. I have bee using those for 5 years now.
01-01-2010, 09:13 AM
I'm curious, what is used in other countries if not manila file folders? Is there some other common 'standard' thing? They're taken for granted here, in my eyes.
01-30-2010, 03:26 PM
I was lucky that we have a good office supply lady at work who managed to find manila folders from our supplier...
I got many strange looks the day I carted a filing cabinet in to my office when I started with GTD (2 months ago), but that was nothing compared to their shock upon seeing my manila folders! haha :)
Manila folders are as common as apple pie where I come from, but Everybody uses hanging folders here in Norway.
I get mine from www.binders.no where they are called "vertikalmappe" A4 POS. 1 are the standard ones with the tab on the left, POS. 2 for middle tab, POS. 3 for right tab. They come in boxes of 100.
Hope this helps anyone else looking
01-31-2010, 11:26 AM
In the UK we use manila folders - but it's taken me ages to source some tabbed ones