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    POLARE (former De Slegte): Second Hand Books

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 9, 2014

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    If you have read more of my shopping tips of other Dutch and Belgium towns, wou will know I never skip a visit to one of the De Slegte book shop branches. Although much of the contents and appearances is the same is the same, each shop has great stuff in their second hand section.

    To my surprise the Leiden branch had some records for sale too; a positive development for De Slegte.

    The Leiden branch also has many many English titles.

    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.

    What to buy: Books

    What to pay: Low prices

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    Haarlemmerstraat: A General Tip

    by johngayton Written Aug 7, 2013

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    Leiden has an impressive array of shopping opportunities, from small individual specialist outlets to the usual supermarkets for daily necessities. The main shopping street is Haarlemmerstraat (pictured) which with over 200 outlets has all the shops and services you should need. This runs through the centre of the city, parallel to the Old Rhine canal.

    There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants and, of course, bars dotted around too.

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    P.B. LABRUJÈRE & Zn.: Dump Shop

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 9, 2013

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    P.B. LABRUJÈRE runs a dump shop. Just look inside to see if there's anything that fits your needs.

    On the front it sais: "VEEL TE ZIEN, NOG MEER TE KOOP" (Lots to see, more for sale).

    What to buy: Dump(ed) items

    What to pay: Low prices

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    V & D: Central Department STore

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 5, 2013

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    V & D is a well-known Dutch chain of department stores.
    The Leiden branch is located at the main canal, next to City Hall.

    Business hours:
    Ma: 11AM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Th: 9:30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9AM - 6PM
    Su: Noon - 5PM

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    't Ware Thuys: Recycled gems

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 2, 2013

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    't Ware Thuys is a small shop at the side of the Leiden City Hall.
    It's a special branch of the local thrift shop De Warenwinkel, that sells second hand goods in large quantities.

    At 't Ware Thuys the better merchandise, like antiques and memorabilities.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Fr: 10AM - 6PM
    Sa: 10AM - 5PM

    Only electronic payments; no cash.

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    De Wereldwinkel: From over the world

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 2, 2013

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    Wereldwinkel - Leiden

    The Wereldwinkel is a shop with gifts from countries all over the world. The aim of the wereldwinkel organisation is to promote fair trade.

    In the shop there are food, cooking and eating products.
    Furthermore there is jewelry, bags, cards, toys and CD's.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 1PM - 6PM
    Tu-We: 10AM - 6PM
    Th: 10AM - 9PM
    Fr: 10AM - 6PM
    Sa: 10AM - 5PM

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    Steekje Los: Wool and knitting

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    Steekje Los is a knitting wool shop. Everything you need for knitting is here, from needles to nice designs.

    Steekje Los also gives knitting lessons.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 1Pm - 6PM (Summer months closed)
    Tu-We: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Th: 9:30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Sa: 9:30AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Wool

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    KINKY: Modern Hairdresser

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    Kinky is a modern hairdresser shop. It's a branch of a chain of shops in the Netherlands.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 11AM - 6:30PM
    Tu-We: 9:30AM - 6:30PM
    Th: 9:30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 9:30AM - 6:30PM
    Sa: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Su: Closed

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    H.G. van Luijken: CD music shop

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    H.G. van Luijken music shop - Leiden

    H.G. van Luijken has a music shop in a classic Leiden street building. Also the music that is for sale is classic for the greater part.

    The shop is Leiden's oldest music store founded somewhere in the 1920-ies.
    The shop was started by Hendrik Gerardus van Luijken, a butcher's son, at the Nieuwe Rijn, selling sheet music, music instruments and early 78 RPM records. The second location of the shop was at the Breestraat 39; this shop was swapped with an art shop at number 97, the present location.

    Before WWII the shop was a HMV-dealer selling HMV radio's and records. The HMV sign on the front of the shop got the owner in trouble after he refused to remove the "English" sign from the wall, when the German occupants ordered that.

    After the war business was booming. The shop was very popular among students and it became the start of SGI ( Studenten Grammofoonplaten Industrie), a record company run by students.

    Van Luijken specialized in Jazz music. Prinses Beatrix was a regular customer in the time she studied at Leiden.

    The present owner is not related with the founder, but insisted to continue the name of the shop when he took over the business.

    What to buy: CD's

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    Ribbels: Knitting (Hansi's Heaven)

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    Ribbels is a store specializing in everything you need for knitting.
    On Wednesday- and Thursday night knitting workshops are held.

    The shop also has a webshop.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Sa: 10AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

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    Pomino: Italian food

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    Pomino - Leiden

    Pomino is a shop that specializes in Italian food.

    Everything you need for a classic Italian dish, you'll find here; from starters till the wines.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Fr: 11AM - 7PM
    Sa: 10AM - 6PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Italian food and drinks

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    Kapper Eric: Another barber shop

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 22, 2013

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    Kapper Eric - Leiden

    Kapper Eric is a barber shop for men.

    Eric also sells special barber products at his Scheerwinkel

    Eric has a nice display of foreign postcards of barber shops.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Fr: 8AM - 5PM
    Sa: 8AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

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    Trappers: Bicycles

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 21, 2013

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    Trappers is a bicycle shop that sells traditional Dutch bicycles, but also special ones to transport children or goods. Also electrical bicycles and folding ones are for sale.

    For children there are little bikes and push bikes.

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

    What to buy: A bicycle

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    The Lonely Hunter: A pleasant surprise

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 21, 2013

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    Before visiting Leiden I had tried to find all second hand record shop, but as usual some information was outdated. But we were pleasantly surprised to find the Lonely Hunter shop.
    There were enough out of the main stream records to keep is in the shop for a long while.

    Shopkeeper is Pieter van Dulden, a very resonable vinyl lover

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa-Noon - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Second hand records.

    What to pay: About 5 Euros for a good album.

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    Dille & Kamille: Household and gadgets

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 20, 2013

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    Dille & Kamille - Leiden

    Dille & Kamille is a chain of household stores. The Leiden branch has the same wooden outfit as the other shops. They sells great stuff for your kitchen and classic Dutch candy, herbs and much more, There are sections with glassware, toys and even some gardening/animal articles.

    What to buy: Something nice for your home

    What to pay: Average prices

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