We start off nice and tropical with Toko Dingo, a household name in town for more than 20 years. Here you can buy all the ingredients for your Indian rice table or baras, but also freshly prepared meals from Surinamese, Javanese and Hindustani cuisine, afro cosmetics and hair extensions. A real tropical supermarket!
A few doors down, you suddenly find yourself in Tokyo. That's because Special Edition's store is all about modern Japanese art and pop culture. Here you will discover the world of Japanese anime, manga, games, J-pop, K-pop, J-rock, Japanese and Korean food and many more wonders from the land of the rising sun. Also feel free to plop down in the lounge to game with a Japanese drink or tasty snack.
For a touch of la dolce vita italiana in your daily life, cross the Spuiboulevard and walk into the Italian deli Piacere Italiano. Delicious Italian meats, cheeses and olives, but also 'just' a cup of real Neapolitan coffee, sandwiches and delicious pizzas: you will find it all here.
Not only your senses can take you to other worlds; your imagination can do something too. The wonderful books from children's and youth bookstore The Giraffe let you travel in your mind and take you to new worlds with their wonderful stories and beautiful prints.
Do you really want to travel? Then plan your dream trip with the experts at the Travel Store, located in the beautiful monumental Waalse Kerk. They have a specialist for every destination. Taking care of your worries is their main priority, so you can start enjoying the vacation in advance.
With a stack of travel books, the vacation fun begins. At Vos & Van der Leer you are sure to find the travel guide to your destination. Or travel in your mind to other places with foreign literature that unfolds other worlds for you.
From a Moroccan teapot to oriental lamps in all shapes, colors and sizes, at Marbiza aan you have come to the right place for all your home-related products. In the store you can browse around among the colorful products Marbiza has to offer. Like tagines, tea and coffee and lamps.
A little further on, at toko De Rijsttafel you can buy all kinds of exotic ingredients from Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian and Surinamese cuisine, fresh tofu and vegetables, dried herbs and all kinds of other ingredients you didn't know existed. How wonderful it will smell in your kitchen!
Want to take your taste buds on another world tour? At Lunchroom Helena, thanks to the cooking skills of Iranian Chia and Javanese Kim, you will travel along the culinary version of the Silk Road with the most delicious (lunch) dishes from both Persian and Indian cuisine.
With deliciously filled pides, simits, baras, roti and köfteburgers, Jermain and Özlem of Broodbar Boer'n Bontje dish up the best of Surinamese, Turkish and Dutch (bread) cuisine. You can taste the love for the authentic cuisines and dishes as their mothers and grandmothers prepared them.
At the World Shop, you bring all kinds of beautiful things from distant cultures into your home. Beautiful Tuareg jewelry, scarves from Nepal, toys from Central America, pottery from Africa and all kinds of goodies from the different world cuisines. Here you shop original gifts and honest food from other cultures, made with respect for people and the environment. Don't forget the world music collection of the Putumayo label! In no time you will find yourself swinging on your favorite continent.
Behind the magnificent monumental façade of Voorstraat 178, diverse cultures are united by needle and thread. This is where the inspiring Wereldwijven Ateliers are located. More than 85 women with roots in all corners of the world - from Iraq, Iran, Morocco and Turkey, to Somalia, Burundi and the Antilles, but also just from the Netherlands - use their craftsmanship and embroidery skills in a beautiful collection of cushions.