Expats who come to live in the Netherlands (especially those coming from overseas, like the United States, Canada and Australia) will find shopping and the retail environment in general, a bit challenging. Department and specialty stores chains will be unfamiliar, most shopping sites will be in Dutch and one can spend hours trying to locate products similar to those used back home (even the most basic products).

H2H helps guide you along the way. Here you can find information about various Dutch retail chains, common Dutch terminology used on in-store signage and newspaper advertisement, websites that are available in English, retailers in other EU countries and abroad that deliver to the Netherlands and other helpful information, including what consumer rights you have as a Holland resident.