If you follow my blog you’ll know I love discbound planners and notebooks. So when I stumbled upon the Musboeken discbound planner in a bookstore in Antwerp, Belgium I wanted all the layouts & sizes! Sadly I could only fit one so opted for the small size in the horizontal weekly layout.
- Size: approx 4.75″ wide x 7.25″ high(there is a larger size available)
- Poly Cover
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- Monthly planning page
- Colorful inside pages
I found this planner at the Standard Boekhandel bookstore in Antwerp, Belgium. It was 20 Euro.
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is that poly material that seems to be popular for discbound planners – sturdy but bendy at the same time.
Approx 0.75″ thick
Something different from other discbound planners are that these discs are glitter and the punch out in the middle is a bird.
Dates at a glance
I forgot to take a picture of the dates at a glance but it has boxes for each day of each month. It’s undated which is great as you can start planning anytime, but you may want some monthly stickers instead of hand-writing in all those dates. Or just resize a dates at a glance printable and paste it over the top.
This planner is in dutch. Some of the words are similar to English (like the months of the year) and others are completely different (the days of the week) but you can still make out what they say. Maandag = Monday
The weekly spread starts on Monday which is consistent with the monthly calendar.
Each month also has 1 monthly planning page. not sure what the dutch word translates too but I’m going to assume it just means ‘checklist’.
2 pages per week horizontal layout. Instead of a blank or lined writing space that USA and Australian planners tend to have, I noticed that squared writing space seems to be popular in European planners.
The color scheme is quite plain with only the pastel pink or the olive green. There was another version (purple) but the colors were too dark.
Most of the writing in the planner is in dutch – except for the dividers (their quotes are in English).
There are different quotes for each month / divider.
The tabs are laminated cardstock and are also protected by the cover.
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens – the paper held up really well! There was only some ghosting on the back page for the marker pens. No ghosting for fine tip, gel pens, highlighters or the stamps. This is one of the best quality paper I’ve found in a planner.
There are no extra pages in this planner e.g. notes pages. December finishes and then it’s the end of the planner
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- White paper
- Good quality paper that isn’t prone to ghosting
Cons of the Planner
- No extra pages e.g. notes pages
- Colors of the planner aren’t very nice
- Boxes for each day on the monthly calendar are very small
- Cannot buy online – if you live outside of Europe it’s difficult to obtain
- Grid / graph paper in the weekly spread
Would I use this planner?
I love discbound planners and it was nice to see a new discbound planner, but I prefer lined or dot grid writing space, not squares / grid / graph paper.
If you’re wondering how it compares to the size of the Happy Planner, here’s a comparison of it with the mini Happy Planner.
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