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Absolutely British: largest selection of British food products in Amsterdam

Closed, but here’s an alternative

DutchAmsterdam.nl — Whenever we visit family and friends in England and Ireland, where one of the publishers of this Dutch Amsterdam was born and lived, we bring a suitcase filled with stroopwafels, Dutch cheese, hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles for on bread), licorice, and other goodies from the Netherlands.

Kelly’s Expat Shopping: British, Irish, and American Food

Kelly’s Expat Shopping: American, British, and Irish Groceries

On the way back home from England or Ireland, that suitcase carries a treasure trove of British food — anything from Cadbury’s Crunchie bars to Marmite, from Walkers Shortbread Fingers to clotted cream, and from Lyle’s Golden Syrup to huge quantities of PG Tips.

Turns out that’s not necessary. It’s all for sale right here in Amsterdam.

The store? Absolutely British: A Little Taste of Home.

It’s not that little, really. The shop, which was located at the Ceintuurbaan-side of Sarphatipark (and later moved elsewhere), carried the largest selection of British food products in Amsterdam.

“You can find all your favourites like Cadbury’s, Twinings, Clotted Cream, Chocolates, Shortbread, Wine Gums, All Sorts, Jams, Scones, and everything you need to make that special High Tea or Holiday Dinner,” the store’s website proclaimed.

Indeed you can order online for delivery anywhere in the Netherlands, but you owe it to yourself to actually visit the store in person. It is located not far from the Albert Cuyp market.

Proper British service — with a smile, no less — included at no extra charge.

As we mentioned above, Absolutely British no longer exists.
Shop at Kelly’s instead.

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