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    Aldi: Looking for a discounter supermarket?

    by Airpunk Written Feb 3, 2007

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    The dominating supermarket chain in the Netherlands is Albert Heijn and this is also the most easy to find in the city center: One shop is at the Lijnbaan while a ministore is found in the central train station. Albert Heijn has a big choice, but is not the cheapest supermarket. Cheapskates like me prefer discounter markets like Aldi. Surely, not the most beauiful supermarkets. But they serve their purpose: Getting cheap food and drinks.

    What to buy: Aldi is a well-known chain in Germany and other european countries. They sell almost everywhere the same stuff. Although quality may be better at AH, Aldi's groceries are also fine.

    Aldi at 1e Middelandstraat
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    Plaza

    by sachara Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    The Plaza shoppingcentre is opposite the Central Station in the heart of the city, close to De Doelen and the Milleniumtower with the Westin Hotel.

    I liked usuallly to walk through this indoor shoppingcentre on my way from the Central Station to the Coolsingel and the townhall, but never took enough time to look around very well. There are about 30 shops and bars, like some fashion shops, a bakery, a juice bar, a drugstore, a bookstore and the Holland Casino.

    In summer 2006 I stayed in the Westin Hotel nearby and had a closer look. There is a nice atrium with a terrace (picture 1). Because of the North Sea Jazz Festival there were some lovely sandsculptures of musicians created in the atrium as well (picture 3).

    Sand Sculptures during the North Sea Jazz Festival

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    Museumshop: Shopping in the world art museum

    by sachara Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    At the entrance of the World Art Museum you will find the interesting museum shop with products from all over the world like African masks, Tibetan thangas, jewellery, books, postcards, clothes and many more items.

    During our visit in summer 2006 there was an exhibition of Tibet and the 14 Dalai Lamas, which will stay six months till january 2007. So there were many Tibetan objects and buddhist book in the shop.

    What to buy: I bought a colourful Tuareg necklace. Never saw one like this before, because mostly they are black and white.

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    Cheap Fashion: Cheap Fashion - second hand clothes

    by Airpunk Updated Jun 29, 2006

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    Yes, you are right. The name of the tip is also the name of the shop: "Cheap Fashion". It's a second hand shop for men and women with cheap prices. Style is mostly sporty and alternative.

    What to buy: There are all kind of second hand clothes and even some shoes (chucks). Anyway, the choice of men's trousers was not really high. Most of them were Levi's pants for 15 EUR with horrible sizes like 36/28.

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    Coffee shop: Botanic

    by chess_machine Written Dec 10, 2005

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    For those interested in botanic and herbal solutions, you will find several coffee shops around the city. Do not expect Rotterdam to be like Amsterdam as the old quarter in Amsterdam is ridiculous since it has so many coffee shops. I personnaly have been to 2 or 3 of them that were OK. No great design. Nor exceptionnal. Went near Blaak station.

    I am not such an expert in botanic but some of my friends were and told me the quality was exceptionnal. Strong though, so fasten your seat belt!!!

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    Plaza: Indoor Shopping

    by mafootje Written Jul 17, 2004

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    In this small indoor plaza are a few speciality shops you could visit.
    - Best boy Company (trendy clothing)
    - Wulfsen & Wulfsen (casual & business clothing)
    - Goa fashion (for the young women)
    - Dickens & Jones ( brandnames for men)
    - La Coccinelle (childrens clothing)
    - ECI (books and records) membership required
    - Stip juwelers.
    - Etos (pharmacy and beauty)

    What to pay: Shops are more expensive then other shops in Rotterdam.

    Plaza Rotterdam
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    Beurstraverse: Free Shopping

    by Imbi Written May 19, 2004

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    When we were at Beurstraverse some crisp company may be launching their new product started giving away packets of crisp free. We made the most of this opportunity and grabbed few packs of crisp, but they turned out to be dreadful. But you can’t complain about free items.

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    Beurstraverse: Buy everything

    by Imbi Written May 19, 2004

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    Beurstraverse is not Oxford Street of London but nevertheless, it is shopper’s paradise. It has variety of shops available and most of the time it is crowded with locals and tourists. It is believed to be the hub of all shopping.

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    Scrap!: Waste Products

    by aukjejetty Written Jan 29, 2004

    This shop has kilometers of wire, silver foil, cardboard and plastic, all at give-away prices. And they have bins of clothes and rags, metal grids, plastic caps, limbs of tailor's dummies, old books, pieces of perspex, broken mirrors, blocks of triplex and strips of foam rubber, and so much more stuff which are (particularly industrial) waste products.

    The name SCRAP stands for Stichting Creatief heRgebruik van Afval Producten (Foundation for creative recycling of waste products.) The majority of the visitors are artists and hobbyists. But it also a great place for anyone who wants to help evironment by recycling, and if you go, I recommend going on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon, thats when all the kids are off school, and they might just be having their birthdayparty here (it is possible for 6euro per kid)!

    Scrap

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    DesignDock: Design Furniture Old and New

    by aukjejetty Written Jan 28, 2004

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    This Design furniture shop is not just any other shop, it has many shops in one. It is a new shop, but in an historical building. This building used to be a meat factory and was built in 1900.

    It has aprox. 2500 M2 of old and new design furniture as well as assesories. It is a great place to stroll around if you like design stuff. There is also an art-gallery attached to this store.

    Opening times:
    Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
    Saturday and every first Sunday of the month 11am -5pm

    What to buy: Just looking around is already fun, but hey, you might see something you've been searching for. And then, if you don't find anything you can always have a cappuchino in the cafe.

    What to pay: Since they have also second hand furniture you might be able to find a good deal.

    Design Dock
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    Lijnbaan: The largest shopping street of the Netherlands

    by Forze Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Rotterdam boasts the largest continuous collection of shops in Europe. Most shops are located at the Lijnbaan. The Lijnbaan is the first pedestrian-only shopping area in Europe. This is typically a 60’s street. Plans are being made to renovate the Lijnbaan. On Sundays it is amazingly crowded here with people shopping. The benches in the middle are a nice place to sit and watch people.

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    MUSEUM SHOP..: SHOP TILL YOU DROP.....

    by eden_teuling Written Mar 25, 2003

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    I want to attract your attention for the MANY MUSEUM SHOPS!!

    EACH museum has its own shops and believe me: it is good value.....

    Wonderful collections where you, depending which museum you are visiting, can buy everything you could want......for yourself as well as for those at home, family and friends.

    THIS POSTCARD shows the NETHERLANDS ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE......more info in SPECIAL TIP!

    What to buy: The choise is endless of course.......from cheap little things to expensive and very expensive presents.......

    But never forget the museumshops!

    What to pay: depends, but don't haggle here as I told you to do on the fleamarket in the MAROLLEN in BRUSSELS.......lololololo

    NETHERLANDS ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE

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    Black Widow: Black Widow for party people

    by catnl Written Mar 19, 2005

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    special shop for party people, special designed clothings, shoes, jewelry for young modern extravagant people, who want to look special, they even design and make things on request

    What to buy: extravagant things

    Black Widow Rotterdam 2005
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    Zuidplein: All shops under one roof

    by Forze Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Zuidplein is a big, entirely covered, shopping center. Not very touristical but if you like to shop, this is definitely a good place to go.

    Zuidplein

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  • Didn't notice: Can you guess what this sells

    by claire.c Written Jul 15, 2003

    I was intrigued by this shopfront, I think it was a hairdressers. Next time I visit the city I will have to go past and see if Barbie is doing anything more bizarre.

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Shopping in Rotterdam is an exploration in itself. There is the modern centre with all the chain shops,  but in the many neighbourhoods you can find many delightful little shops.

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