In Bergen op Zoom there are few important shoppingstreets. The main streets like the Wouwsestraat and Zuivelstraat where you'll find Clothes, Shoes, Books, Jewelry, Bath and Beauty etc. And the other main street: the St Josephstraat where you find the Hema and also a lot of clothes.
The more special shops you will find at the Fortuinstraat/Kremerstraat or like we say "het Vierkantje".... or the Steenbergsestraat and the Bosstraat.
What to buy: What you like........
What to pay: What you want........
De Wereldwinkel (Worldshop) sells fair trade products from all over the world. Gifts, coffee, books from different African, Asian and Latin-American countries.
The money you pay for the product you buy here goes to projects and people who really need some extra support.
What to buy: Masks, coffee, wine, postcards, jewelry, pottery etc
What to pay: As much as you wish, if you can't find a nice present here, you won't find one....
You will find a Xenos-store in every town of city in the Netherlands. You will find a lot of special gifts, special food, kitchen stuff etc.
I really like the food things: olives, olive oil, pastas, pesto, herbs, tortilla wraps etc. For me it's mostly the main reason for a visit. But if you're looking for a nice and cheap gift....this is also the place to be.
What to buy: Food, gifts, kitchen stuff etc
What to pay: Really cheap prices here !!
The Hema is a real Dutch department store and you will find one in a lot of towns and cities in the Netherlands, and a few in Belgium too. You will find here a lot of different things and what I like most is that what you buy here you won't find the same in an other shop.
What to buy: gifts, nice postcards, wine, underwear, toys, clothes (mostly for kids), things to use in the kitchen etc.
What to pay: You never pay to much......
There are many nice shops in Bergen op Zoom so if you skip the highlights, you'd still have a great time here.