Shopping in Netherlands is a very useful and entertaining way of spending your time during your vacation in Netherlands. There are many things to do in Netherlands and Shopping in Netherlands is one of the most popular one. For shopping there are many beautiful and cheap shops and markets in Netherlands.
While you are out for Shopping in Netherlands, remember that for special purchases, you can visit Delft which is an area between The Hague and Rotterdam blue pottery and pottery from Makkum and Workum, costume dolls, silverware from Schoonhoven, glass and crystal from Leerdam and diamonds from Amsterdam.
Shopping hours in Netherlands are mentioned below:
Mon 1100 to 1800, Tues to Fri 0900 to 1800 and Sat 0900 to 1700. In Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other big cities, supermarkets are open 0800 to 2000 or 2100. In large city centers, shops are open Sunday 1200 to 1700. Shopping malls are also open on Sunday. Some city centers also have late night shopping on Thursdays or Fridays until 2100.
In most of the renowned shopping malls in Netherlands, American Express,Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. If you fall short of money while shopping in Netherlands, then does not worry, ATM’s are widely available. Traveler’s Cheque is also widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveler’s cheque in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
Mentioned below are some of the popular shopping centers in Netherlands:
The Laura Dolls en de Verkleed Komeet specializes in second hand clothes from the 1940’s and 1950’s. In the back of the shop you will find de Verkleed Komeet, which are lots of costume clothing for children aged 1 to 16 years old, such as cowboy outfits, fairy tale clothes, bear, princess and knight costumes, shoes and hats.
In Cora Kemperman you will find long wide skirts combined with a short oriental jacket and dresses with details. Kemperman uses heavy fabrics like brocade, damask and deeply shiny velvet, combined with light, transparent fabrics or with sporty polyester shirts.
Van Coeverden and Zn BV is the cigar specialists located on the Leidsestraat for many years. You can find here a complete assortment of items related to smoking, cigars, tobacco, cigarettes and accessories. Dutch cigars, as well as imports from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and original Havana are kept in stock.
Ta Hwa is a specialist in Oriental art and crafts from China and Japan. At Ta Hwa you will find an extensive collection of rosewood, lacquer and antique furniture, as well as short and long kimonos, Buddhas, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, cupboards, tables and beautiful boxes.