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Red Carpet Treatment!

It’s not often that you’ll see this.


It’s a toilet!

That’s what I said.

But more to the point. It’s a green toilet!

This lovely facility is in Leiden at the train station and it’s been so well thought out.

The toilet has been designed to use less water and to be a pleasant place to go.


It’s a ‘new toilet concept’ which involves responding to requests from people who use train stations.

The sign says:


They’ve thought about space and reducing touch needs so that the doors are magnetic and the taps, soap and dryer are automatic.


There’s a family room, so squashing your wee folk into a tiny cubicle with you is phased out.


The urinals don’t use water; saving three litres a time (this is the first time in The Netherlands that they’ve used this system) and the WCs use five litres instead of ten.


4 comments on “Red Carpet Treatment!

  1. Sagan
    January 8, 2015

    Neat concept! I like the sink arrangement (seems to make SO MUCH SENSE to have the dryer right next to the soap and water…)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Emma Sarah Tennant
    January 11, 2015

    I wish all toilets were as pretty! There’s a petrol stop between London and Hereford that has a rainforest-themed toilet (slightly ironic though I like it) with rainforest sounds when you walk in.

    Liked by 1 person

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