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Missing British food? Where to find food from home

Living abroad you often miss the simple things from home, such as the food. No longer. Here is a guide to the shops selling expat food products in the Netherlands.


The English Cake Lady

English Cake LadyBeautiful and delicious birthday cakes and cupcakes for all ages.

The English Cake Lady is Lucie Kenny, a resident of Amsterdam for the last 10 years, and an experienced and enthusiastic home-baker for many more.

Our cupcakes appeal to consumers as a mid-morning snack, afternoon tea option, or a light dessert, and are excellent birthday gifts for friends or colleagues. We specialise in original cake flavours and types, re-inventing the Bakewell Tart, Tiramisu or Strawberry Cheesecake in cupcake form, as well as prettily-decorated simple classics such as Vanilla, Lemon or Chocolate.

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frank@fair is the name of my recently opened shop in the Centre of Amsterdam. The shop is stacked with Fair Trade food. From delicious chocolate, beautiful wines, ice cream, fruit juices and fresh fruit to olive oils, coffee, tea, rice, spices and sauces.

Also bed linen, towels and bath towels in wonderful colours, sheets, tea towels and sleeping bags for your baby or toddler. And our soaps, bath salts, handcreams and even condoms are also Fair Trade!

Come and discover our range! We also deliver at home. Contact us for the possibilities.

Czaar Peterstraat 68, 1018 PR Amsterdam. Telephone 0031 (0) 20 77 14 207. Email Facebook Opening times: see website


A.A. Rutte
The very friendly people at A.A. Rutte stock English and American foods such as HP Sauce, Bisquick, cake mixes, cereals (Cheerios, Cap’n Crunch, Honey Grahams), Hellman’s Mayonnaise and S&W Chili Makin’s. At your request they will also make special orders for items such as Log Cabin Maple Syrup. This small, well-stocked shop is worth a visit.

Bloemendaalseweg 20
2061 CK, BLoemendaal
Tel: 023 525 58 12

8:30 – 18:30 daily.
Fridays until 20:0
Saturdays until 18:00


A taste of home (just opened!)

Gedempte Oude Gracht 42, Haarlem
(Opposite India Palace restaurant)

Purveyors of Irish, British, South African and Australian fare such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, soft drinks, sausages, bacon, pork pies, pukka pies, Cornish Pasties, chocolate, crisps, biscuits, HP and Heinz sauces, Branston pickles. cakes, soups. beans and mushy peas.

All your favorite cereals and all the Christmas essentials plus much, much more!
If you can’t find it, we’ll get it! 


Linda’s Little Britain

British groceries and Gifts. Brick and mortar and web shop.

Linda's Little BritainOpening times:

We’re open on Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30-18:00 hrs. On Thursday we’re open from 09:30-21:00 hrs. Every last Sunday of the month, we’re open from 12:00-17:00 hrs. We are closed for lunch from 12.00 – 13.00 and on Thursday from 18.00-19.00

Vaartweg 22a, 1211 JH Hilversum


Den Haag

Chester’s Kitchen
Chester's KitchenA British baking company In the Hague offering pies & pasties – home made and tasty!

Marconistraat 89, 2562 JC Den Haag.

Tel: 00 31 (0)6 5220 1475


Kelly’s Expat Shopping


Kelly's Expat shoppingWelcome to Kelly’s Expat Shopping, your British & American grocery store in The Hague and Wassenaar. We carry all your favourite brands including fresh, frozen & bakery products. No time to come to the shop? …..don’t worry, just order online and your goodies will either be posted or delivered. We have weekly deliveries on Wednesday & Thursday. For more information or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Zoutmanstraat 22a, 2518GP The Haag.

Opening hours during the week from 09:30 – 18:30, Saturday 09:00 – 18:00 & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00.

Co-op Van Dijk
Ursulaland 80
2591 HA, The Hague
Tel: 070 385 64 65

Van Dijk’s is a small neighbourhood supermarket with a friendly staff and the vast selection of a large chain. In addition to Dutch grocery items, they carry imported foods such as Hamburger Helper, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Crisco vegetable shortening, baking powder, Colman’s dry mustard, Karo syrup, Rowse Black Strap Molasses, Betty Crocker and Green’s cake mixes. For those with a sweet tooth, they have Oreos, Foot by the Foot, Pop Tarts, Hob Nobs, Cleary’s maple cream cookies, McCormick’s Imagine mousse vanilla cookies, Walker’s crisps, Keebler Vanilla Wafers and Club Crackers.


Jac Bostelaar
Steenweg 21- 23, Utrecht
Tel: 030 231 4186
Open: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm

JackJac Bostelaar is located on one of Utrecht’s busiest shopping streets, not far from Utrecht central station. The shop, opened in 1935, could likely qualify as one of the smallest in the country and on Saturdays it’s packed – it’s almost s worth a trip to see how many people can fit inside. Jac Bostelaar stocks a lot of sweets, cereals, baking products, peanut butters, salad dressing and teas.



British Corner Shop

British Corner ShopBritish Corner Shop is the online supermarket for expats. Established in 1999, choose from a range of over 8,000 products including all major British brands. Order from the comfort of your own home, for delivery to your door worldwide. The Netherlands is a popular shipping destination, with a large 25-30Kg parcel costing just GBP 9.99. You will find everything from British food, drink and household products to toiletries and magazines and, if you can’t find what you are after, BCS will do their best to add it to their shop. Customer service is excellent. So what do you miss the most?

Tel: + 44 (0) 1454 22 88 70
Fax: + 44 (0) 1454 22 89 85

Order online 24/7

Fabulous Food

It's Tea TimeWelcome to

Fancy a English favourite such as HP Sauce?
Need ingredients for an impressive High Tea?
Like to try Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson’s delicious recipes?

Well, you have come to the right place! is a webshop offering your favourite English foods which can be difficult or impossible to find elsewhere in The Netherlands.

From Heinz Baked Beans to Branston Pickle, or Walker’s crisps to Cadbury’s chocolate, here you’ll find all the British food that you have been missing so much.

We will give you that comforting “home away from home” feeling again.
Your order will be delivered to your door within 3 working days after we have received your payment.

Fabulous Food? Jolly good!

sausagesWelcome to the website of, the only British style sausage maker in The Netherlands.

All our products are hand made in our workshop in Rotterdam, using locally sourced meat and seasonings from all over the world. We have a range of six varieties at the moment, often complemented with a speciality of the month. Check back regularly to see what that is.

So if you fancy a coil of Cumberland, some herby Lincolnshires, South African Boerewors, or just some good old British Bangers, you’re in the right place.

The Village Shop

village shopOur internet shop offers a wide selection of traditional British products, including English tea, food, nostalgic jigsaw puzzles, greetings cards and luxury gift items delivered to your door. Each product is carefully selected from only the finest British companies ensuring the very best quality.