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Best Of Amsterdam #04 The Store Dutchmen & women Miss Most

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There’s one store most Amsterdammers, but also most Dutchmen and women miss most when they are abroad. HEMA, originally an acronym for Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam [Dutch Standard Prices Company Amsterdam]. It’s a dime store chain with branches all over the Netherlands, but also Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg and France.

Products missed most are rookworst [smoked sausage], they sell millions of them and sometimes they are even sold out! Only in the Netherlandse they’re sold freshly cooked. But also a saucijzenbroodje [sausage roll] it has nothing to do with aformentioned smoked sausage.

You find branches all through the city and the suburbs. The small branch under it’s HQ sells even stuff other stores don’t have.

Author: Peter

I'm a man from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

One thought on “Best Of Amsterdam #04 The Store Dutchmen & women Miss Most

  1. I like chain stores in other countries or states; they seem quaint when they are somewhere else.

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