Showing posts with label E. Shops at the train station. Show all posts
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May 31, 2015

Shops at the train station

There are over 400 train stations in the Netherlands thats quite a lot for a small country. The main train operator (NS) operate about 381 of these. You can see a nice overview of these here: Typically you will find the same shops at the stations. In particular the main stations (Utrecht Central, Amsterdam Central , Rotterdam Central, The Hague Central, Schiphol Airport, Eindhoven, Leiden Centraal and  's-Hertogenbosch) will have the most of these shops/facilities:

Bruna sells books, newspapers, magazines, stationery and greeting cards.

AKO which stands for Amsterdamsche Kiosk Onderneming is a chain of over 100 bookstores and news stands in the Netherlands.

Kiosk Located at most stations. In smaller stations the Kiosk also sells the train tickets. They sell drinks cold and warm and snacks. 

DeBROODZAK  sandwiches/bakery/coffee 

SMULLERS Fast food - perfect for chips and mayo and it has an awesome wall vending machine for hot food!

JULIAS By far my favourite shop at the station and the best coffee and best service at the train stations. If you are peekish they have awesome sandwiches and pasta too.

GWK Travelex offer banking facilities at the bigger stations - offer money withdrawal using credit card, cheque or debit card seven days a week.  Advance ticket sales for major events.

HEMA  They sell snacks, ear phones, last minute gift ideas (stroopwaffles) to get an idea of what type of shop Hema is see their blog here

AHtoGo  Albert Heijn is a big supermarket chain in the netherlands- this to go version offers the basic as well as coffee and freshly baked goods.

RITUALS cosmetics and nice spa items- makes a great last minute gift shop.Their motto: ' We believe happiness can be found in the smallest of things. It is our passion to transform your everyday routines into more meaningful moments'. 

You can also typically find:
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • Flower Shop