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Supermarket and Drugstore

Big Supermarket in the Netherlands for a fresh meat, milk, vegetable and fruit are AH (Albert Heijn), Jumbo, Dirk, Plus and C1000. Other supermarket, which is cheaper in some products (I can’t say about their quality, people have different level of satisfaction) are Lidl, Aldi and Nettorama. At least that supermarkets I’ve been visiting in last 2 years.

Every week, every supermarket give discount in some product. Sometimes big supermarket give more discount.  To know about the discount you can see from the folder (brochure) which is send in your mailbox free. If you have a big sticker “NEE NEE’ or “NEE JA” in your mailbox, then you will not get the folders. You don’t have to be worry, because you can see the folder in the website supermarket aanbiendingen or folderenkranten. I will explain about discount in dutch language in other pages.

In Albert Heijn if you want to get the discount you have to show your “Bonus Card” when you were at cashier. If you don’t have, you can ask in the cashier or borrow it from your housemate.

Famous drugstore in Netherlands are Kruidvat, O’chelle and Etos. They almost available in any city central in The Netherlands. Not only drugs, they also sell cosmetic, bathroom article and many more. You can’t find dairy fresh in drugstore off course.


Special Shop

If you come from Asia, you might miss your home dishes. I had difficulty to find good ingredients for my asian dishes in supermarket. Until, my friend show me Toko (asian shop). In Toko you can find any kind product from China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and many other country. In The Netherlands, Toko most of the time located in centrum (central city). You can find it by type “toko, -your city name-” in google maps (in example: Toko, Deventer). My favourite Toko is Amazing Oriental, they have many choices.

So, you don’t have to bring all the heavy sauces or other ingredients, I would prefer put my book in my luggage 😉