Below are Dutch retail stores that sell toys, games and hobby supplies for babies, toddlers, children and adults. Store locations include Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven, plus Netherlands online shops. Also learn about traditional Dutch games and see what certain Dutch toy and game-related words mean in English.
|Holland's #1 online retailer sells toys and games for babies, toddlers, children, teens and adults, including stuffed animals, dolls, building sets, puzzles, board games and computer games.
Plus a wide selection of hobby supplies.
|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 inexpensive toys and games.|
|There are over 800 Hema stores in the Netherlands, and their assortment of children's toys and games will vary based on the store's size. The Hema online shop offers the full range of toys, games and hobby supplies.|
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, Miffy (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.|
|Lidl sells a selection of lower-priced toys and games for children, including dolls, jigsaw puzzles, building sets, hobby supplies, educational games and backyard play sets (including trampolines). Most products are only available in the Lidl online shop.|
T: 088 338 3838
|These stores sell a variety of plush toys, including the entire assortment of Miffy (Nijntje) characters.|
|Prenatal offers a range of plastic, wooden and plush toys for babies plus kids books and DVDs. 50+ stores located across the Netherlands|
|WEHKAMP||Netherlands||The Wehkamp online shop sells toys, games and hobby supplies for all ages. Kids brands include Barbie, Playmobil, FisherPrice, Lego, Jumbo, Nerf, Nintendo, X-box and Sony PlayStation.|
|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.|
‘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.
The following are some toy, game and hobby-related Dutch words and what they mean in English which may be useful when shopping for these products online in the Netherlands…
|DUTCH < – > ENGLISH||DUTCH < – > ENGLISH|
|badspeelgoed – bath toys||poppenhuizen – doll houses|
|bestuurbare autos – remote-controlled cars||poppenkleding – doll clothes|
|bouwen speelgoed – building toys||rammelaars – rattles|
|buitenspeelgoed – outdoor toys||schommels – swings|
|gezelschapsspellen – board games||speelfiguren – play figures|
|glijbanen – slides||speelgoed – toys|
|houten speelgoed – wood toys||speelhuisjes – play houses|
|kleurpotloden – crayons||speelkaarten – playing cards|
|knuffels – plush / stuffed toys||speeltafels – game tables|
|knutselen – crafts||spellen – games|
|muziekdozen – music boxes||treinbanen – train set|
|personages – characters||voertuigen – cars and trucks|
|peuterspeelgoed – toddler toys||volwassenspellen – adult games|
|poppen – dolls||zandbakken – sand boxes|