Shopping

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In the Netherlands, there isn’t necessarily a single store where you can get everything from like Carrefour or Hypermarket in Indonesia. Instead, stores often specialize in a certain segment.

Grocery shopping

Supermarkets

  • Albert Heijn
    • pronounced as “Albert Hain”, often referred to as AH
    • largest and most famoust Dutch supermarket chain
    • One of the most expensive supermarkets
    • Complete
    • Fresh meats, fruits and breads
    • Near closing time, they usually give discounts for their fresh meats, fruits and breads
    • Easily found around the city
    • Possible to buy online and deliver to your house (min. 50 EUR)
  • Jumbo
    • Similar to Albert Heijn
    • Easily found around the city
    • Possible to buy online and deliver to your house (min. 50 EUR)
  • Lidl: 
    • Cheaper compare to AH and Jumbo
    • Meat might not really fresh as all of them is frozen
  • Aldi
  • Plus
    • Rarely found
    • Not very complete

Fresh markets 

  • Zaterdagse Markt (Kruisstraat)
  • 18 Septemberplein op dinsdag (Tuesday Market at City Centre)

Asian supermarkets  

  • Amazing Oriental
  • Amazing Sang Lee

Halal supermarkets

For those looking to find Halal meat, your best bet would be to check

  • Helal Slagerij Izzet @ Woenselse Markt 31B, 5612 CR, Eindhoven
  • Bilal Supermarket @ Woenselse Markt 8, 5612 CP, Eindhoven
  • Tanger Markt @ Gemmastraat 1, 5612 HT, Eindhoven

Household shopping

  • IKEA
    • Can order online, delivery cost estimate based on distance
    • Only one branch up north
  • Action
    • Cheapest in selling household and working tools
    • Multiple branches, find one closest to your house on Google Maps
    • Online

Online

In Indonesia, you may have delved into Tokopedia or Bukalapak OLX or any various options. In the Netherlands, we have the following:

  • Bol.com 
  • Amazon.de
  • Marktplaats
  • Coolblue

It is also possible for anyone to buy clothes from certain brands online such as ZARA, Stradivarius, de Bijenkorf, H&M.