In 1955, the Bruna family were on holiday in the seaside village of Egmond aan Zee. Every night, Dick Bruna would tell his eldest son Sierk a bedtime story about a white bunny that lived in the garden of their holiday cottage. That white bunny inspired Miffy. Her official birthday is on 21 June and she celebrated her 65th anniversary in 2020!
The announcement of her birth is on display in Dick Bruna’s studio.