What to buy:
Well, there are a lot of things to choose for a souvenir... for example, the famous and funny dutch shoes named :"clogs", or some porcelain from Delft. If you're more "naughty" you can buy some Ephedrin pills or one of the natural ecstasy's pills, marijuana cakes, Marijuana lipsticks you can find them EVEN in the souvenirs shops....
Or you can buy any kind of souvenir wich make some references of tulips, windmills, cheese, cows, drugs, Red Light District... It's veeeery obvious but also very Dutch!.
What to pay: Try to make all the inquires before to buy souvenirs, obviously and like every big city, don't buy in the touristic areas... everything is more expensive and yo'll notice the differences of the prices....
In addition to my Dutch Money travelogue:
On the website below you can buy Dutch Euro coins as well as guilder coins, special editions, other products, some stamps and some foreign special mints.
What to buy: I like the Guilder and Euro wrist watch. I recently ordered the Commemorative VOC coin set.
What to pay: Prices are reasonable but you could spend quite a bit of money here.
A big outlet centre with about 50 different shops selling all kinds of stuff - designer fashion, sports clothes, kitchen equipment or shoes - all 30-50% off the normal price.
What to buy: Whatever you need - no matter whether you look for Dolce & Gabbana or Nike ... it's there!
What to pay: 30-50% less than in a normal shop
Wooden shoes are still worn by approximately 1 million people in the Netherlands.
What to buy: Six fine examples of wooden shoes are available to order by email.
cigarettes espailly are very cheap in this taxfree area at Sciphol, 10 box f.i. Marlboro only 19 euro instead of 40 so thats great:-) Liquer also is cheap comparing to the shops in Holland
What to buy: ... don't forget to buy handcraft souvenirs such as small windmills and the typical colourfull clogs (wooden shoes).
Some supermarket chains are:
Albert Heijn (Ahold)
Bas van der Heijden
What to buy: Budget supermarkets are:
It's in the north-east area of Amsterdam.
Here you can find very old well-kept toys.
What to buy: Toys, toys, toys....
A Great and fashion store in the city center (it's near the Dam).
You can find clothes, parfumes, books etc.
There's also a supermarket.
Almost anything you can buy in a Dutch shop now available on line....for those moments you are far away and kinda homesick.
What to buy: Most people do like our licorice but there s more !
If you need to buy some food in Noord-Holland, many towns have a "Super de Boer." These are all well-stocked supermarkets much like Safeways or Tescos.
This mall is designed as if it were an old little village with typical Dutch houses.
What to buy: It seems designer clothes aren t too expensive, just as books, crockery and other more ''exclusive' stuff
My son and grandmother shared a room at the Ambassade, where we were greeted by a very friendly and...more
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It's great to see and witness that the hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, which you can use...more
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