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Trip to the Amstelveen Market and Mall

23 May

Today I visited the Amstelveen market in the Netherlands. This market is open year round from 7am To 5pm on friday only. Located in the center of the Winkelcentrum stadshart shopping center in Amstelveen Netherlands. Just a quick 22 minute drive from the big city of Amsterdam, the market is host to numerous venders of shopping and eateries. Foods from around the world including fresh meats, cheeses and fresh produce can be found along the booths.

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My favorite food item at this market was in fact not a dutch dish at all, but a Vietnamese snack called a loempia. These are fried spring rolls accompanied by a sweet and spicy sauce. They are to die for, and at only 1€, a steal for a quick snack while shopping.

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Along with all the fresh food venders, there were booths for just about everything u could possible imagine. From hardware to novelty cards. One of my favorite booth was that of a Trimming vender. Amongst the various trimmings and patch work, they sold the most amazing buttons in every color. The buttons were color coordinated and packed in tubes for easy viewing. You couldn’t beat the price at only .50ct for 5 buttons. In other booths I found great prices on clothing. I picked up this great jacket for only 17€. In another booth a purse, made of real leather for 10€. Friendly salesmen (most of which whom speak English) and great prices make Amstelveen market a great stop when visiting the Netherlands.

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When your done with the market Amstelveen’s Winkelcentrum stadshart Shopping Center is home to a great mall with over 200 luxury shops including one of my favorite stores in the Netherlands, HEMA. It’s a great place to buy inexpensive makeup and beauty essentials. I also love to shop in De Bijenkorf while in the Netherlands. This is a huge department store compared to a Bloomingdale’s or a Macy’s as we have here in the US. They carry everything from clothing to house hold items.

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So if you’re in the Netherlands and would like to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the big city Amsterdam. I suggest you take a look at the Winkelcentrum stadshart shopping center in Amstelveen.