The Hague offers a wide range of high quality shopping from large chains to smaller, independent stores.
Most shops open 10am to 6pm from Tuesday to Friday In The Hague city centre. Many are closed Monday morning and there is late opening on Thursday evenings. On Saturdays shops generally open from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm in the city centre.
Pharmacies and cosmetics stores
Toiletries and cosmetics can be picked up at Le Drugstore and Etos in The Hague. Prescriptions can be collected from one of the many pharmacies (apotheken) in the city.
Food and home shopping
Supermarkets and stores in The Hague include:
Albert Heijn: with prices higher than average www.ah.nl
Aldi and Lidl: low budget www.aldi.nl and www.lidl.nl
Jumbo: average prices www.jumbosupermarkten.nl
Smaller, independent food shops, including Surinam, Indonesia specialty shops
Blokker or Hema: household goods www.blokker.nl and www.hema.nl
Save money by picking up a supermarket discount card, for example the AH Bonuskaart for reductions at Albert Heijn.
For study books check with your university on how to obtain them. For other English language books try the American Book Center. Students get 10 per cent discount here with an ID card.
Paagman has a great selection of cheap new and used books in several languages and in subjects ranging from philosophy to science fiction. Pick up bargains at book Lange Voorhout and Plein book markets.
From mid-May until the end of September The Hague’s city centre has a lovely and a characteristic Antique and Book Market. Open twice a week on the stately Lange Voorhout.
The Hague is bustling with colourful markets which open on various days of the week. The main markets include:
Haagse Markt: produce and goods
Markthof: covered market
Stevinstraat: food and goods
Leyweg: general goods
Loosduinse Hoofdplein: food and general goods
Grote Kerk: traditional market in the old centre
More information: www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Outdoor-markets.htm