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
    by Nemorino
  • Riding home with an Albert Heijn bag
    Riding home with an Albert Heijn bag
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    PINKY: More Candy?

    by cheapskate Written Sep 16, 2005

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    This shop is so bright, pink and pretty! One of the first shops to grab my attention...

    But then again.. any shop that sells that much candy can't escape me.. hehehe

    What to buy: Freshly made wafels, Sundaes, all kinds.. and i mean ALL kinds of candy!

    What to pay: Most go by weight.. 100g for 1Euro

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    Olivier Bonbons: Chocolates!

    by cheapskate Written Sep 16, 2005

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    This shop makes their own chocolates and they are deliiiiiiiiiiicious!

    Once you step into the shop, you are welcomed by a strong smell of freshly made chocolates! mmmmm!!

    What to buy: They have chocolate bars - milk, dark, white, even those with rice crispies inside.

    Pralines, of course! My favourite!

    What to pay: 6.25euros for 250g

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    In 't Panhuis: A 1000 THINGS (+ one)

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 2, 2005

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    In 't Panhuis

    This shop is the nice old fashioned shop you need for your postcards, bandaids, pencil and all those otherr handy things you are short of.

    What to buy: Postcards, this shop still carries some good old ones for low prices.

    Furthermore you can find all your Carnival needs here.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Frissen Pieters: The oldest Dutch flowershop

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Frissen Pieters Flowershop

    Since 1847 flowers were cultivated in a big innercity garden. The flower farm and shop changed 3 times around the garden, but stayed in the hands of the same family. Nowadays it's a wonderful shop at the Stokstraat.

    What to buy: Flowers

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Women's Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Stationsstraat Week Market: From Rubbage (aka Clutter) to Antiques

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Stationsstraat market

    The saturday market at the Stationsstraat houses 2 rows of stalls with a lot of brick-a-brack. For the real bargain hunters and collectors it is highly recommended!

    What to buy: Everything from books to computer parts.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    Shopping in the old city center

    by cadzand Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    typical house

    A general shopping tip :

    Maastricht market days are wednesdays and fridays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    On thurdays shops stay open until 9 p.m.
    And then there are the "koopzondagen" : on every first sunday of the month the shops in the city center are open.

    What I liked most about the shops in the old city center is that many of them have still protected their old fa├žades, which brings a lot of atmosphere here.

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    Olivier Chocolatier: My vote for BEST chocolate

    by gkitzmil Written Feb 22, 2005

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    CHOCOLATES

    I've eaten many chocolates and been a judge at a chocolate festival -- and I believe the chocolates from Olivier are some of the best I have eaten. To be fair I have also had chocolates (pralines as they are called here) from Friandises in Wijk, Maastricht -- and they are good. Yet, my personal taste says the Olivier are my favorites.

    What to buy: I really enjoy the Truffles and also the bon-bons with cognac!

    I recently read of another traveler who had done a taste test of about 20 chocolatiers in Europe and Olivier was not only the best in Maastricht but ranked second of all he tried (the #1 came from Brugge, Belgium).

    What to pay: 2.10 Euros for 100 gram, 7,20 Euros for 250 gram (a box of about 15 - 20 candies).

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    Blanche Dael: Wonderful Coffee

    by gkitzmil Written Feb 22, 2005

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    If you want to buy some ground coffee I can highly recommend this coffee roaster. In fact though I had bought bigger packages elsewhere they proudly reminded me that their coffee is available in 250kg packages so I will always have the most freshly roasted. I make this coffee (I use a french press style coffee pot) daily and so enjoy it!

    If you only want to drink this coffee you can visit their coffee house at Wijk at the 1992Plein just across the River from the center of Maastricht

    The shop was founded in 1877 under a family name and only changed to the name of the granddaughter later.

    What to buy: I love their coffee -- and their decaf coffee is really good (believe it or not). However, they are also a tee or tea packer so I would trust their choice of tea. Of course, the coffee will be fresher as no tea is grown and processed here.

    For a special treat I know they are often roasting peanuts so you could buy a bag of those, too.

    What to pay: Euro 2.75 for 250 gr

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    Wolfstraat: enjoy strolling the shopping streets

    by gkitzmil Written Feb 12, 2005

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    shop Maastricht

    Stroll along the cobblestone inner streets of Maastricht and enjoy gazing at wonderful shops or make a purchase. You will find many brands and hundreds of different kinds of shops. Overall there are about nine different streets that wind through the central part of Maastricht

    What to buy: Look for clothing, jewelry, watches, specialty coffee, or many other articles -- and there are four different department stores along these streets

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    Wool sweatshirts

    by kristofor Written Jul 28, 2004

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    On the Bridge

    I found that Maastricht has excellent small boutigues with fine and very reasonably priced clothes. You can find finely designed and produced garments at great prices!
    I specially liked the wool sweatshirt store near the town hall. Nearby is also a street with many caffe's and snack houses. Great french onion soups to warm you up!

    What to pay: this nice warm wool sweater was around 27 euro!

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    Wool sweatshirts

    by kristofor Written Jul 28, 2004

    I found that Maastricht has excellent small boutigues with fine and very reasonably priced clothes. You can find finely designed and produced garments at great prices!
    I specially liked the wool sweatshirt store near the town hall. Nearby is also a street with many caffe's and snack houses. Great french onion soups to warm you up!

    What to pay: this nice warm wool sweater was around 27 euro!

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    Stokstraat: Exclusive Boutiques

    by Imaniac Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    Stokstraat

    The Stokstraat, is the main shopping street in the Stokstraatkwartier. This is a shopping area in the heart of the city center. It is famous for it's exclsuive boutiques and little shops. Most of the shops in this street are very expensive, so this is where the "riche nouveau" like to do their shopping. But it is also worthwhile to just look at the beautiful 17th century houses. Many of these houses have special wall ornaments.

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    Maastricht in general: Shop till ya drop

    by groover101 Written Mar 19, 2004

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    We were in Maastricht right after Christmas and the shops all had big sales going on.Shopping in Maastricht could be a full time job because there are so many choices of stores.

    What to buy: I noticed some nice buys on jackets and shoes.

    What to pay: Less than in the US

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    Brusselse Poort: Shopping Mall

    by Imaniac Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Brusselse Poort

    Brusselse Poort is a big shopping mall just on the edge of the city center. It was declared best decorated shoppping mall in The Netherlands. But don't expect any fancy brand names here. This is more for the people that look for household appliances or groceries. There are 2 supermarkets inside. There are also some other shops like a liquor store, a drugstore, a record store, a bicycle store and a toy store. There are also a couple of sandwich shops.

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    Sunday Openings

    by Imaniac Written Mar 5, 2004

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    Stokstraat

    Most shops aren't open on sundays. But every few weeks there are special sundays on which teh shops open from 12 to 5.

    For 2004 that will happen on the following dates:

    March 7th
    April 4th
    May 20th
    September 5th
    October 3rd
    November 7th
    November 28th
    December 19th

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