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THINGS OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO THE SHOPPER INCLUDE, PEWTER,
SILVER, DIAMONDS, ANTIQUES, DELFT AND MAKKUM POTTERY,
CIGARS, DUTCH GIN, DUTCH CLOGS, COSTUME DOLLS, GLASS &
CRYSTAL. MANY OF THE SMALL VILLAGES AND TOWNS THROUGHOUT
THE COUNTRY HOLD WEEKLY MARKETS, ESPECIALLY THROUGHOUT
THE SUMMER MONTHS. IN AMSTERDAM THE CAPITAL THE AREA
BETWEEN JORDAAM, WEST OF PRINSENGRACH AND LYNBAANSGRACH IS
THE AREA WHERE THERE ARE BOUTIQUES. IN ROTTERDAM LIJNFNBAAN
IS A TRAFFIC FREE ZONE.

IN THE REGION AROUND ROTTERDAM THERE IS AT SCHIEDAM THE
FAMOUS DUTCH GIN DISTILLERIES. AT DELFT THE WELL KNOWN BLUE
AND WHITE DUTCH POTTERY IS PRODUCED. TO THE EAST
SCHOONHOVEN IS KNOWN FOR ITS SILVERSMITHS AND AT GOUDA
GLASS LEADED WINDOWS AND THE FAMOUS CHEESSE IS PRODUCED.

IN THE NOTHERN REGION AT ALKMAAR THERE IS A WORLD FAMOUS
CHEESE MARKET EVERY FRIDAY MORNING FROM THE MIDDLE OF APRIL
TO THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER. ALSO AT SCHAGEN AND HOOM THERE
ARE WEEKLY HISTORIC MARKETS.

AT BROEK IN WATERLAND CLOGS AND CHEESE ARE MADE AND AT
PURMEREND IN THE EAST CLOSE TO EDAM THERE IS A CHEESE
MARKET EVERY THURSDAY. THE VILLAGE OF MAKKUM ON THE WEST
COAST OF FRIESLAND IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS EARTHENWARE
PRODUCTS AND TO THE EAST THE TOWN OF MEPPEL HOLDS A
FOLKLORISTIC FARM MARKET ON THURSDAYS IN SUMMER.

FURTHER SOUTH STILL IN THE OVERIJSSEL REGION GENEMUIDER
VILLAGE IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS WEAVERS. EPE IN GELDERLAND
IS KNOWN FOR ITS CANDLEMAKING AND AT AMERSFOORT TO THE
SOUTH WEST THERE IS A FAMOUS FLOWER MARKET. AT LEERDAM A
SMALL TOWN ON THE RIVER LINGE THERE IS THE NETHERLANDS
GLASS FACTORY AND NATIONAL GLASS MUSEUM.
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