Stores, Malls or Markets in Netherlands

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    The American Book Center: Books in English only

    by Nathalie_B Updated May 31, 2005

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    Personally, I like to read books and a lot! Of course it is possible to find books in English and other languages here in The Netherlands, but if you're looking for some particular type of books you'll need more than just a local bookstore.
    The American Book Center stores are located in 3 cities: The Hague, Amsterdam, and Leuven (Belgium). In general, books in the Netherlands are expensive, you'll pay at least 1,5 times more than you would pay for the same book in the US. But, if you're student and have your valid ID with you, you'll get 10% discount.
    In The Hague the second floor has the bargain section where you can find second hand book. It may take you a while looking for what you want but if you're patient enough you can find some real good book for a very low price. Once I managed to find a book by Paul Theroux for only 3 Euro!

    The ABC

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    Hobbywereld: crafters heaven

    by margaretvn Written Aug 28, 2005

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    This is a large shop in an industrial site. It has a very large selection of cardmaking and scrapbooking materials and the prices afre good. The people (it is a family run shop) are very friendly. They have a loyalty card which costs 7.50 euros but gives 10% off all purchases. They regularly give classes and demonstrations of card making. There is a coffee area with free tea and coffee and a place for husbands to sit while their wives are shopping!

    What to pay: the prices range

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    't Sas: Elegant shopping in Breda

    by Dutchnatasja Written Nov 1, 2004

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    In the heart of Breda, you’ll find a new shopping area called ‘t Sas. The shop are exclusive and elegant. The atmosphere is great. There are several shops. They sell antique, cosmetics, flowers, juwerly, homedecoration and much more. There are also several restaurants and bars. It is a very nice place to shop, and one you don’t want to miss! Have fun.

    Breda - 't Sas
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    The Barones: Shoppingmall The Barones in Breda

    by Dutchnatasja Written Nov 1, 2004

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    This shoppingmall has about 50 shops. From clothing shops till bookshops, restaurants en two department stores. (V&D and The Bijenkorf, they are very popular in The Netherlands) There is for everybody a lot to shop. It’s located in the heart of Breda. The Barones gets in a week 110.000 visitors, so it’s a very popular mall in this area. From the train it is a 15 minute walk to this mall.

    What to pay: As much as you want.

    Breda- Shoppingmall de Barones
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    Flavourites: Nice small Dutch shops on the net

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 7, 2012

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    More and more Dutch shops make their merchandise available over the Internet.
    It started with big Mailorder companies like Wehkamp and others.

    The latest flyers of well-known Dutch shopping chains

    De Stad: Collection of Dutch Internet shops.

    To also cover all those smaller excellent Dutch shops withe their own specialities Natascha & Marije started www.flavourites.nl/

    If you need some shopping inspirations, here are at least 750 ideas.

    SUSIE funshopping guide

    More unique Dutch stores:
    Unique Dutch stores

    Deals: Sjopze

    What to buy: Anything Dutch.

    What to pay: Have your credit card ready!

    www.flavourites.nl/
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    Hobbytheek: cardmakers paradise

    by margaretvn Written Sep 7, 2008

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    The shop is a little bit hidden away but is worth looking for. It is absolutely packed with craft things from card making to embroidery and anything you can think about! they are also a bit cheaper than the chain of crafting shop you find in the bigger towns and cities. The people there are so friendly and you can browse for as long as you want without being disturbed BUT if you need help or advice they are very helpful. you can drink free coffee while looking around. They have regular workshops throughout the year. They also have a saving card where you save stamps for every 5 euros spent and then a full card gives you 12,50 euro off your next visit.

    What to buy: I go go my DMC threads as they are 30 cents cheaper than in Rotterdam. I also stock up on all my card making needs.

    What to pay: prices vary

    one of my cards
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    Market on Saturday

    by d_d Written Feb 2, 2003

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    In the northern part of Amsterdam (the Noord) you can catch a glimpse of traditional Dutch life away from the crowds.
    There are large public markets here on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday that rarely see any tourists and where you can find many nice objects.

    What to buy: Strange clothes or jewells or....

    Saturday market

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    Het Hollands dropwinkeltje: Drop! / Licorice!

    by nighthawk Written Dec 15, 2002

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    For those far away from the Dutch soil and in craving need for drop/licorice....here s the online shop :)
    Perhaps it s even satisfying to look at the pics ....keep a hanky at hand in case you might drool :-).

    The pic I have taken from their site. Will replace it by my own soon.

    What to pay: I haven t looked carefully, but I do think it s a bit more expensive compared to what I pay in our shops.

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    Claudio Ferrici, my favourite handbag brand: Claudio Ferrici, Dutch leathergoods

    by ATLC Updated Jun 21, 2003

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    Passing a shoe shop or bag shop is lethal! I really must contain myself if I see very well made, quality leather goods.

    My favourite brand is Claudio Ferrici for bags. It's a Dutch brand but with the Italian quality, craftmanship and style. My business case and several bags are all from this brand. You'd think I have enough but no... new models will have me drooling in no time.

    To some Dutch people it is a disappointment that Claudio Ferrici was founded in 1985, by Jef and Henk van Gils. I would think we should be proud that it is a Dutch family with generations of experience in the leather industry, providing a wealth of knowledge in the art of fine leather styling, and quality. Their main goal has always been to provide the finest quality at reasonable prices.
    Reasonable prices? Ahem. It is still a lot of money!

    Ferrici uses the "Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale" mark for the main part of her leathergoods. This mark guarantees that the leather used to make the product has been tanned exclusively with vegetable extracts and without using any chemical substance that can be harmful to man. Well, this is what the website tells me. But to be honest I never considered it (although it is a good thing) because these bags appeal to me strongly.

    What to buy: From casual bags to business cases and accessories. The attention to the quality finishing is exquisite.

    There are speciality shops in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht, The Hague. And several retailers in The Netherlands and throughout the world.

    What to pay: Hmm, should I tell? A Claudio Ferrici bag is easily € 150. A business case can be from € 300

    MY WELL USED FERRICI COLLECTION
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    Senseo Crema: Senseo Crema, a Dutch coffee machine

    by ATLC Updated Dec 25, 2002

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    This coffee machine stormed the Dutch market in 2001. It was a huge success right from the start. In the beginning stock was sold out immediately after it arrived.

    It's a machine which uses special pads to make coffee per cup (or per two cups). For the design and development, Philips (Dutch manufacturer of electric appliances) and Douwe Egberts (Dutch coffee company) collaborated.

    The coffee looks like espresso with a firm creamy layer. Tastes very good. I have quite lost my wish to buy an expensive espresso machine. Though I'd be the last to admit that true espresso is something of a different order.

    What to buy: Even though coffee per cup is more expensive than percolated coffee, the Senseo Crema entered many households in The Netherlands. The product is now being developed for other countries.

    What to pay: Around € 70 for the appliance
    About € 3 for a pack of18 coffee pads.

    MY OWN SENSEO CREMA
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    Verkade, Droste: Dutch chocolate & biscuits

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    These are Dutch chocolate brands of which my favourite is Verkade.
    Verkade also makes biscuits.
    Both Verkade (since 1886) and Droste (since 1863) are very old brands with memorable advertisements that all Dutchies are familiar with.

    Especially Verkade was a pioneer in advertising. With every product you used to get little pictures to collect in special albums. There were 30 albums before 1940 and five after 1965. The original albums are worth money, nowadays and are still being reprinted.
    The name was on biscuit tins and is to this day associated with homely comfort and drinking tea with mum.

    What to buy: -
    www.verkade.nl
    www.droste.nl

    They are the "Cadbury" of The Netherlands.
    -

    OLD VERKADE PRINT
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    Theefabriek, Houwerzijl: Tea from Groningen (buy online)

    by ATLC Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    Please see Off The Beaten Path tip for more info! The museum is located in the old church. The rectory is transformed into a tea shop. But you can also buy online from the link below.

    What to buy: Tea specialities like special Chinese teas, tea mélanges and local teas from Groningen and Friesland.
    Also accessories like tea filters, etc.

    Photo: from website

    What to pay: Tea: from € 2,45 per 100 gr.

    TEASHOP POSTCARD
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    Films: Dutch cinematography

    by ATLC Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    The Dutch 'Oscar' is called Golden Calf and here's a list of winners.

    What to buy: Looking for Dutch films? The 'Nederlands Filmfestival' recommends http://uk.imdb.com/

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    Porceleyne Fles: Delftware (also online shopping)

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Informative website in Dutch and English about Delft Blue and online shop for delftware.

    What to buy: How about Christmas tree decorations made of delft blue?

    The objects on the photo I bought cheap and in large quantities at the flowermarket (Bloemenmarkt) in Amsterdam.

    What to pay: Not cheap but you can always afford something small.
    Tip: go to a street market (even tourist attraction the "Bloemenmarkt" in Amsterdam is cheaper for souvenirs).

    Delftware souvenirs
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    Cheese shop: Cheese shop

    by ATLC Updated Dec 25, 2002

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    This is an example of a Dutch cheese shop. Usually the staff can give good information about cheese. Usually if you point out a cheese you might like to buy, you are asked if you want to taste it. Or just ask!

    Cheese shops usually also sell nuts, French cheese, some wine and crackers and other delicacies like special teas, paté's and olives.

    What to buy: A cut from any of those big wheels of cheese. Sample them all, from creamy and young to crumbly and strong.
    With cumin or cloves, mustard seeds or herbs.

    Tip: if you buy cheese, don't go for the small round Gouda cheeses with either a yellow or red wax layer. They're usually not the best tasting cheese. Choose a nice cut from one of the big wheels of cheese and ask to have them sealed airtight. The cheese shop usually does that for free or might ask a small fee. Just ask nicely

    What to pay: Generally a kilo cheese would cost about 8-10 €.

    CHEESE SHOP
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