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    Mulder's Kookwinkel: Baking and Cooking tools

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 30, 2015

    Mulder's Kookwinkel is the place to go for people who take baking and cooking serious.
    This shop is loaded with professional items for your kitchen.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-We: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
    Th: 9:30AM - 5:30PM; 7PM - 9PM
    Fr: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sa: 9:30AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Professionel tools

    What to pay: Top prices (for an extreme quality).

    Mulder's Kookwinkel - Alkmaar
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    J. Boom: Wooden shoes, brooms and more

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 30, 2015

    At J. Boom's shop you can find some real old Dutch quality wooden shoes, brooms, rope and many other traditional items.

    The business dates from 1835 and is yet another Alkmaar landmark.

    In 2012 the shop re-opened after a fire.

    At the Cheese market there's a stall of J. Boom too.

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

    What to buy: Wooden items.

    J. Boom - Alkmaar
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    HEMA: A Dutch landmark

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 26, 2015

    Of course there is a HEMA department store at Alkmaar. This typical store, known from its popular HEMA worst (HEMA sausage) has many items for sale for every day life, like clothing, household-, beauty and travel merchandise) The last decade HEMA had to re-invent itself to stay popular with a new generation of shoppers. Some of the products are now displayed at low tables.

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

    HEMA - Alkmaar
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    Hoogland Vis: Seafood at the Laat

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 26, 2015

    Hoogland Vis is one of several sea food shops at Alkmaar. I even discovered there are more Hoogland shops in town; it looks like it's a big family of sea food lovers.

    The fish is not limited to local fish; you also find lobster here.

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

    Hoogland Vis - Alkmaar
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    C & A: Popular Clothing store

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 26, 2015

    C & A is a popular clothing store with a long history. The first Dutch C&A was started in 1841 in the city of Sneek by the brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer. Nowadays there are 133 Dutch branches and C&A shops all over the world.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Noon - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Th: 9:30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
    Su: Noon - 5PM

    What to buy: Clothing.

    C&A - Alkmaar
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    Euroland: Like a dollar store

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 24, 2015

    Euroland is a dollar-store-like business. In 2015 rumour had it most shops would close, but somehow most branche shops stayed open and still were selling items at a very low price.
    You just have to take a look what item might fit your shopping basket.

    The top deals are called Euroknallers; there are 1001 of those for just €1.--.

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

    What to pay: Low prices.

    Euroland - Alkmaar
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    Kruithuis Antiek: Antiques and High Teas

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 21, 2015

    Kruithuis Antiek is an shop selling antiques in former gun powder house of Alkmaar's inner city.
    On 200 square meters many small items are on display.

    The first floor is a room that seats a maximum of 20 persons; this hight tea room can be reserved for a high tea between Noon and 2PM.

    Another part of the building is home to the Le Poilu museum. This is the only Dutch museum that shows the First World War of 1914-1918.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Fr: 11AM - 5:30PM
    Sa: 11AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    Kruithuis - Alkmaar
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    Noorder Arcade: Shopping Mall in the center

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 20, 2015

    The Noorder Arcade is a modern shopping mall.

    You will find stores like:
    Albert Heijn supermarket
    ANWB automobile association shop
    The Beatles Museum
    D-reizen Travel agency
    Magazijnshopper.nl
    Media Markt Electronics and domestica
    Telstar Megastore

    Business hours:
    Mo-Fr: 8AM - 9PM
    Sa: 8AM - 5PM
    Su: Noon - 5PM

    Noorder Arcade - Alkmaar
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    Dump store Sietsma: Army Goods

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 20, 2015

    Dump store Sietsma sells surplus Army items. Dump stores are becoming rare in the Netherlands and I was glad this one still being in business. The shop shows just a small part of the stock; in nearby Heerhugowaard is a big hall with bigger equipment and vehicles.

    What to buy: Cheap professional clothes and whatever you expect from a dump store.

    Dump store Sietsma - Alkmaar
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    Tol Eerste Volendammer Vishandel: Fish

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 20, 2015

    Tol Eerste Volendammer Vishandel is a shop where you can expect fresh sea food. Tol is one of the common names in the village of Volendam and Volendammer Fish Shops can be found in many Dutch cities and villages.

    I suggest to try the shop and ask for a bun with raw herring.

    What to buy: Fish.

    Tol Eerste Volendammer Vishandel - Alkmaar
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    Simon Lévelt: Quality Coffee

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 19, 2015

    Simon Lévelt is a branch of the National Coffee en Tea chain.

    This shop sell everything for making great coffee or tea and also the best coffees and teas.

    The shop is housed in a National Monument called In de Waag.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 0:30PM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9AM - 6PM
    Th: 9AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Coffee

    Simon L��velt - Alkmaar
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    Mordor: Lovely gifts

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 17, 2015

    Mordor is a small shop full with great alternative gifts. They specialise in stones, minerals and fossils. But there is so much more. It sure is worth a visit.

    Business Hours:
    Mo-Tu: Closed
    We-Fr: 10AM - 5:30PM
    Sa: 10AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    Mordor - Alkmaar
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    Concept Store: Vintage and new design

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 17, 2015

    I was surprised seeing the Concept store. The building style of the building is unique and so is the store itself. You rarely find a store with this art of vintage merchandise and modern design items.

    The main items are lamps, cabinets, chairs, tables and furnishing.

    Not only can you buy vintage items, also a rent is possible.

    Concept Store - Alkmaar
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    Christelijke Boekhandel Alkmaar: Religious reading material

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 17, 2015

    The Christelijke Boekhandel Alkmaar is a book shop selling Christian books and magazines.
    Furthermore there are gifts, ornaments, CD's and DVD for sale.

    Buriness hours:
    Mo: 1PM - 5PM
    Tu-Sa: 10AM - 5PM]
    Su: Closed

    Christelijke Boekhandel Alkmaar
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    Good Times: Second Hand records

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 16, 2015

    Good Times is one of the best second hand record shops I know. I revisited the shop in early 2015 and the place was still loaded with records. I was directed to the owner Rolf Barendrecht, so I climbed two narrow stairs to Rolf's messy office space in the attic and got some great service and records thereafter.

    Rolf also has a stall at the Utrecht Record Fair that is held twice a year.

    Good times also sells guitars, CD'd and DVD's; also amplifiers, speakers and turn tables; music collectables and magazines

    Record cleaning service available.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Noon - 6PM
    Tu: Closed
    We-Fr: Noon - 6PM
    Sa: 11AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Records.

    Good Times - Alkmaar Good Times - Alkmaar
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