Maastricht Shopping

  • Albert Heijn on Plein 1992
    Albert Heijn on Plein 1992
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  • Riding past Albert Heijn on Plein 1992
    Riding past Albert Heijn on Plein 1992
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  • Riding home with an Albert Heijn bag
    Riding home with an Albert Heijn bag
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    POLARE (former De Slegte): Secondhand books

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 19, 2014

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    De Slegte receipt

    This shop is one of many De Slegte stores you find in many other Dutch cities.
    Stiil, each local one differs from the other, especially in the true second hand section.

    In June 2013 the name of the stores was changed into POLARE.

    2014 update: Well the POLARE giant had a short life. It looks like most shops will return in some local form with a name from the past, probably "Dominicanen".

    What to buy: Books

    What to pay: From Euro 2 and up.

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    Mosae Forum: The newest Maastricht Shopping Mall

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 10, 2013
    Mosae Forum - Maastricht
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    The Mosae Forum Mall has the following shops:

    Bufkes
    Dayli
    Esprit
    Free Record Shop (closed in 2013)
    Grand Café Centre Ville
    H&M
    I am
    Intersport
    Jumbo
    Kap-Tif
    Kruidvat
    Mosae Gusto!
    S. Oliver
    Sam & Diago
    Sissy Boy Homeland
    The Sting
    Subway
    Van Haren Schoenen
    Villa Happ
    Yournails & Beauty

    Shopping Hours:
    Mo: Noon - 6PM
    Tu-We: 10AM - 6PM
    Th: 10AM - 9PM
    Fr-Sa: 10AM - 6PM
    "Koopzondagen": Noon - 5PM

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    Free Record Shop: Games, DVD's and CD's

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 10, 2013

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    Former Free Record Shop - Mosae Forum
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    There are three Free Record Shops at Maastricht at:

    Nieuwstraat 6-8 - 6211 CS Maastricht
    Wolffstraat 8 - 6211 GN Maastricht
    Mosae Forum 18 - 6211 DS Maastricht

    This is the shop to look for new games, DVD's and CD's.

    2013 Update: The Maastricht shops closed after the bankrupt of the Free Record Shop.

    What to buy: Music.

    What to pay: Average new prices

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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    The Market On The Markt

    by johngayton Updated Dec 16, 2012
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    Wednesdays and Fridays are the main market days here in Maastricht with a variety of stalls offering fresh produce, meat, cheese and fish, breads and pastries as well as practical items which the VVV website describes as "small wares".

    The Markt square, in front of the town hall, is of course the location for these and prices are generally very reasonable, noting that haggling isn't the done thing. Wednesdays are particularly good for clothing and fabrics whilst on Friday fresh fish predominates.

    As well as the main markets there are also smaller markets on Stationstraat on Thursdays (organic farm produce) and on Saturdays a flea market offering all sorts of interesting bric-a-brac.

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    Albert Heijn: Winkels

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 4, 2012

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    Albert Heijn on Plein 1992
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    Albert Heijn is the largest food retailer in the Netherlands, with a market share of about 30 %. They have six Winkels in Maastricht alone.

    Winkels?

    Yes, Winkel is a cute Dutch word for shop or store (reminiscent of the English words twinkle, sprinkle, wrinkle or crinkle), so it’s no wonder I always enjoy shopping a lot more as soon as I have crossed the border into the Netherlands. Obviously it’s more fun to go shopping in a Winkel than in some grungy old supermarket or Lebensmittelgeschäft in one of the neighboring countries.

    The Albert Heijn Winkel in the photo is the one on Plein 1992, just across from the public library. It is large, clean, bright and cheery and it has a huge selection of attractive products. And it is air-conditioned, which is a blessing if you happen to be in Maastricht during a blistering heat wave as I was.

    Although Albert Heijn has a reputation for being up-market, I found the prices quite reasonable.

    Of course there are always lots of bicycles parked out front, because that’s the way people go shopping in the Netherlands.

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    Baccara Flower Shop: Baccara Flower's

    by rolphbronkhorst Updated Sep 29, 2012

    One of the best flower shop's in Maastricht.
    Many of the local residents by their high quality flower gifts over here, just like me.
    Baccara is member of the Fleurop group and supplier of Greengate en Seroix.

    What to buy: Flowers, flower art, decoratives.

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    Schmidt Zeevis: Fish

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Schmidt Zeevis - Maastricht

    Schmidt Zeevis is a store with all kinds of fresh fish.

    The shop is located in the basement of the Mosae Forum shopping mall in the Mosae Gusto area.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 11AM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9AM - 6PM
    Th: 9AM - 9PM
    Fr-Sa: 9AM - 6PM

    What to buy: Fresh fish.

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    • Fishing
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Friandises: Chocolates

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    THE CHOCOLATE BOX COVER

    Little shop in the Wijcker Brugstraat which has very good chocolates. Or so they said. I confirm that! They are indeed delicious. Not very large but complex and just what a good chocolate should be: different flavours within one bonbon.

    What to buy: Errr....chocolates of course!

    What to pay: I think it was about 2 or 3 euro per 100 gr.

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    Mestreech speciaolzaak “De Chauvinis”: Local specialty shop “De Chauvinis”

    by rolphbronkhorst Updated Mar 5, 2011
    de Chauvinis
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    A small shop in the city centre of Maastricht , full of local craft, local music and local food. The owners (Bert and Ursela) are very friendly and well known in Maastricht as they are local singers and songwriters.

    What to buy: Local wine and beer, marvelous paintings, T-shirts, local music, special baby-gifts, local food products or souvenirs.

    What to pay: Depents on what you like

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    • Arts and Culture

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    CLOSED: Moonbeams: CLOSED: "Antique" Books and Records

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 3, 2010

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    CLOSED: Moonbeams Maastricht

    Moonbeams is a small long shops with piles and cabinets full of books and records.

    A collectors heaven!

    2010 Update: Member iforget let ne know the shop closed it doors :(

    What to buy: Anything from your youth years.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel

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    Sorry, I don'tknow....: Bookshop in an unexpected setting.....

    by Maryimelda Written Feb 8, 2010

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    The Bookshop
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    Don't be put off by the fact that I don't know the name of this fabulous bookshop. Anyone in Maastricht will be able to tell you where to find it.
    The shop is housed in a beautiful old stone church. It is a truly fabulous setting. Just outside you will find a great cafe/bar where you can enjoy a long cold beer in the outdoors.

    What to buy: The kind of book really doesn't matter. It's the knowledge that you bought it in this great shop that will stay with you forever.

    What to pay: Whatever books cost in the Netherlands

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    • Religious Travel

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    Bisschopsmolen: Fresh VLAAI

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 8, 2009
    Bisschopsmolen - Bakery shop
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    The Bisschopsmolen bakery is a part of the historic Water mill.

    The bakery uses fresh grinded local grains flour for their products.

    The typical Vlaai that is for sale is one of the best around.

    There is a small room to have coffee or tea and enjoy the pastries and more.

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    Dekker van de Vegt /Selexyz Dominicanen boekhande: Books in a former church

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 8, 2009
    Dekker van de Vegt /Selexyz Dominicanen boekhandel
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    In 2006 the former Dominican Church was transformed into a great book shop by architects of Merkx + Girod. The old church interior is wonderful restored and part of all the new shop provisions.

    Next to book selling the building houses a coffee corner. Also the former church is used for book presentation and debats.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 10AM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9AM - 6PM
    Th: 9AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9AM - 6PM
    Su: Noon - 5PM

    What to buy: Books.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Boulanger: Finest chocolates

    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 8, 2009
    Boulanger - Maastricht

    Boulanger sells all kinds of special chocolates; from bob bons to "truffels". Also special holidays or special occasions chocolates are on sale.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 1PM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9AM - 6PM
    Th: 9AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9AM - 5PM

    What to buy: Chocolates.

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    • Women's Travel
    • Luxury Travel

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    Preuve Limburg: Local products from the Limburg Province

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 6, 2009
    Local jelly
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    Preuve Limburg is an open shop displaying and selling local food and drinks like:
    42 kinds of beer
    23 Juices
    7 inds of marmelade
    Cookies and Candy
    Coffee, Tea and liquors
    Mustard, Dressings and vinegars
    13 gift baskets
    Books
    CD's & DVD's
    Souvenirs

    What to buy: Something typically local

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    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining

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