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hostel Stayokay Stadsdoelen
hostel Stayokay Vondelpark
hostel Stayokay Zeeburg
hostel Bob's youth hostel
hostel The Flying Pig Hostel
camping Het Amsterdamse Bos
camping Gaasper Camping
Have a look in the AH (Albert Heijn) supermarkets for "Euroshopper" products. Euroshopper is a discount brand
of everyday commodities.
Aldi and Lidl are the cheapest supermarkets, followed by Dirk (Dirk van den Broek).
Hema is a department store chain, which is characterized by relative low pricing of generic housewares, which are mostly made by and for the chain itself. The last 10 years it turned to a "cool" store with even designer articles.
De Slegte: an excellent big bookshop for secondhand books and for thousands of remainders which constantly are renewed or replenished through the year.
Concerto: a very good music store, new and second hand
Blokker: a handy store with reasonable prices for especially kitchen utensils but also gifts, like candles
Xenos: A very cheap shop selling similar products to those found in Blokker. They have also a small food department
Kijkshop: "at "lookshop", a home electronics store, everything is behind glass and there are no sales people around. Once you’ve got all the advice you need from the sales people at other stores, this is where you can buy it for cheaper. Just fill out the article’s number on the paper they provide and go to the register to claim (and pay) your stuff."
Kruidvat: drug store with a lot of other very cheap articles (from cd's to teabags)
C & A: very big collection, low priced.
Zeeman: small collection, also towels etcetera, extremely cheap
Take a tram at the Central Station, for instance line 4, 16 or 24 to the Albert Cuyp Market. Or take tram 1,2 or 5 to the Leidseplein or further. Interesting routes and nice for people watching.
If you like modern architecture, take tram 16 at the Central Station (at the second stop you can walk to the KNSM isle, at the third stop you can walk to the Java isle. Or you can stay in the tram till the end station, with a beach close to it.
Behind the Central Station you can enjoy for free a very short "cruise" on a ferry to Amsterdam North (every 7 minutes).
In the summer there are four days a week free high quality performances in the Vondelpark open air theatre
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