Below are Dutch retailers that sell toys and games for children of all ages. Stores are located in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Holland-based online shops (or within the EU IF the company ships to the Netherlands).
|Holland's #1 online retailer has a huge selection of baby, toddler, children, teens and adult toys and board games, including computer games.|
|COOLSHOP||Rotterdam||This Dutch retailer sells toys, dolls, stuffed animals, board games, musical instruments for kids plus Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo and Wii computer games. and computer|
|FUN&FEEST||Netherlands||Dutch webshop specifically for parties and gifts, including toys and games.|
|There are over 800 Hema stores in the Netherlands, so the children's toys and games offering will vary based on the stores size. The online shop has the widest range.|
T: 0800 0801
|The Hudson's Bay department stores offer a range of toys and games for babies, toddlers and children including plush, jigsaw puzzles, model sets, figurines from brands Playmobil, Lego, Hot Wheels, Nijntje, Super Wings, ty, Little Dutch and Ravensburger.|
|INTERNET-TOYS||Netherlands||This Dutch online retailer sells a wide assortment of toys, board games, plush, dolls, wood figurines, cars, puzzles, hobby supplies and outdoor fixtures such as trampolines and inflatables.|
|JIGSAW-PUZZLE.co.uk||UK/EU||This British retailer sells the widest assortment of jigsaw puzzles for children up through adult. They offer many puzzles of Netherlands cities, like Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Leiden.|
T: 088 338 3838
|These stores sell a variety of plush toys, including the entire assortment of Nijntje characters.|
|WEHKAMP||Netherlands||This large Dutch online department store sells toys and games for all ages.|
|This Dutch garden supply chain sells backyard swing sets, trampolines, playhouses, sports accessories plus peddle go karts, miniature farm vehicles and more. Free delivery on orders over €40.|
TRADITIONAL DUTCH GAMES
‘Ganzenbord‘ (Game of the Goose) is a board game that dates back hundreds of years and was first mentioned in the latter 1500’s when a version was given as a gift to King Philip II of Spain. The first Dutch versions of the goose board game appeared in the early 1600’s and it is still played today.
The board has 63 spaces, with certain ones marked with obstacles that send a player backwards or holds them stationary for multiple rounds. The first person to the end finish the route wins.
‘Sjoelen‘ (shuffle) or ‘Sjoelbak‘ (shuffleboard) was invented by the Dutch in the 1800’s. The game involves sliding 30 disks across a 2-meter wooden board with the goal of having them pass through one of the 4 tight-fitting slots at the opposite end. The point value of the four slots from left to right are 2-3-4-1. The disks that are stranded in the mid-field after the 30 discs are played are retrieved and shot again for the second round and likewise for the third round. The player with the highest point total after three rounds is the winner.
‘Pim Pam Pet‘ is a board game that involves cards with questions written on them and a spinner wheel surrounded by letters of the alphabet. The game keeper spins the wheel and then reads the question to the player who must answer it correctly with a word starting with the letter the spinner is pointing to.