Leiden Shopping

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    Hans Kanbier Flower kiosk: Flowers

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 26, 2015

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    Hans Kanbier owns a great flower kiosk at the end of the Noordeinde street.

    This street has a number of different business and it's not a major Leiden shopping street; still tourists will walk here to see Rembrandt's birth place.

    What to buy: Flowers

    Address: Noordeinde 2B - 2311 CD Leiden

    Directions: West of the old city center

    Phone: +31-71--5144074

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    Toko Asia: Pacific Rim food store

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 23, 2015

    Toko Asia offers food from the Pacific Rim area.

    The front of the store is very authentic with wooden pillars and stain glass windows.

    I'm not sure if the store still is open to the public; there still is merchandise inside.

    Address: Pieterskerk Choorsteeg 10 - 2311 TR Leiden

    Directions: In a small center city alley close to the Pieterskerk church.

    Phone: +31-71-5130596

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    Bloemenboot De Watertuin: Flowers from the water

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 22, 2015

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    Bloemenboot De Watertuin is a floating flower shop managed by Cora Onderwater.

    This shop is the place to go to for flowers for a special occasion; like a wedding.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Fr: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
    Sa: 8AM - 6PM
    Su: Closed

    Address: Blauwpoortshaven 7 - 2312 EL Leiden

    Directions: At the Beestenmarkt, South of the train station

    Phone: +31-71-5127592

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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

    Address: Breestraat 73 - 2311 CJ Leiden

    Directions: Near City Hall

    Phone: +31-71-5122007

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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

    Address: HAarlemmerstraat 25 - 2312 DJ Leiden

    Directions: Main shopping street at the North side of the old city center

    Phone: +31-71-5120983

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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

    Address: Aalmarkt 22 - 2311 ED Leiden

    Directions: At the main canal in the old city center center.

    Phone: 0900-2358363

    Website: http://www.vd.nl/vestiging/leiden

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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.

    Address: Koornbrugsteeg 2 - 2311 EK Leiden

    Directions: Next to City Hall.

    Phone: +31-71-3626806

    Website: http://www.twaerethuys.nl/

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    De Wereldwinkel: From over the world

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 2, 2013

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    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

    Address: Burgsteeg 12 - 2312 JS Leiden

    Directions: At the Burcht entrance - East side of the city center

    Phone: +31-71-5149437

    Website: http://www.wereldwinkel-leiden.nl/cms/

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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

    Address: Oude Rijn 11 - 2312 HB Leiden

    Directions: At the oldest Leiden canal.

    Phone: +31-71-5122945

    Website: http://www.nsteekjelos.nl/

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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

    Address: Oude Rijn 1 - 2312 HB Leiden

    Directions: At Leiden's oldest canal

    Phone: +31-71--5144144

    Website: http://www.kinki.nl/

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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 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

    Address: Breestraat 97 - 2311CK Leiden

    Directions: At the rear of City Hall.

    Phone: +31-71-5120035

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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

    Address: Pieterskerk Choorsteeg 18 - 2311 TR Leiden

    Directions: In one of the center city alleys close to the Pieterskerk church.

    Phone: +31-71-5133126

    Website: http://www.ribbels.nl/

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    Pomino: Italian food

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 26, 2013

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    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

    Address: Langebrug 83 - 2311 TJ Leiden

    Directions: Center of the old city center; 1 block West of the Breestraat

    Phone: +31-71-5136310

    Website: http://www.pomino.nl/

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    Kapper Eric: Another barber shop

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 22, 2013

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    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

    Address: Ketelboetersteeg 29 - 2311 TN Leiden

    Directions: 1 block West of the Breestraat

    Phone: +31-72-5128188

    Website: http://www.kapper-eric.nl/

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