Jamin, Rotterdam

Jamin, Rotterdam

What to buy here: Dutch Sweets.

Dutch people no doubt enjoy their sugary confections, Drop (salty or sweet liquorice) is the most popular, and this is not a surprise since Holland is the country with the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world. It is habitual to buy this and other oud Hollandse snoepjes (Old Dutch candy) by weight, usually packed in Puntzakken which a kind of cone shaped plastic bag. Dutch sweets are definitely distinct and have an old fashion character: in the case of drop, it is known for having healing properties as it helps to soothe a sore throat. Other old times sweets feature unusual ingredients such as aniseed, bay leaf and butter, and even more nostalgic names such as Oma's snoepmix (Grandma’s candy mix). Blaak market is well known for its stalls selling all kinds of traditional Dutch confections. Another special shop is Jamin; this candy shop opened its doors 125 years ago and is probably the first choice among the locals given the variety, fun décor, packaging and mixing options. You can never go wrong with these sweets: they are portable size, nice looking treats that make great gifts from Rotterdam. Price: depending on weight, starting at 2€.

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Sight Name: Jamin
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Rotterdam)
Sight Type: Shopping

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Delfshaven District Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles

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