Each Wereldwinkel (World Shop) gift tells its own tale. The tale of people that work with silver, ceramists, coffee farmers and piling up braiders. People who, such as everyone, have a right to a house, food, education and medical care. By the honest trade with the Wereldwinkel they deserve a regular income and they get support at developing their company.
Each product in the world shop has been bought with care and according to honest trade criteria. More than 12,000 world tradesmen of 400 world shops make clear that it is possible in the world also differently. That poverty in the third world, however, can be fought. By, for example, the honest manner to trade by the wereldwinkel.
What to buy: The most beautiful world gifts. They're surprising to give away, or to keep and use itself. Wereldwinkel gifts have been sometimes even made old-fashioned and according to secular traditions. From wooden cutwork and ceramics to jewels and delicious foodproducts. Originating for example from India, Ghana, Madagaskar and Tibet.
What to pay: It's a bit more than average, but I guess that it's worth it.
The Tamboer Passage is the main shopping mall in the centre of Hoogeveen. It’s not such a large shopping mall, but it contains some convenient stores and has interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to easily walk from store to store.
There is a large parking space just outside the shopping mall and you’re allowed to parc your car for a maximum time of 2 hours. Therefore it’s not suitebal for a visit to the centre, which usually lasts longer than 2 hours.
What to buy: It’s also a bit of a regional mall and is designed to service a larger area than just the city centre and therefore offers a wider selection of stores. Besides that it also provides some shopping pleasure for the tourists. Therefore you're able to buy whatever you want.
You can buy your piece of farmer cheese at several places. It's probably the best to get it from the farm self.
But a very good alternative is to buy it in the "delicatessenwinkel" (specialty shop) which gets it directly from the farmer. Jan does buy it this way and has a smaal production made by himself. He will help you in Het Kaas & Wijnhuis and will tell you all about the nicest cheese and you're able to taste some of it for free!
There is also a small but excellent selection of wine present. Jan is able, and will take all the time necessary, to inform you all about the coreect wine to drink with the cheese. It's an experience by itself!
What to buy: Cheese!
What to pay: About average.