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Toy Stores

Aachen: Teddy and CompanyUrsulinerstrasse 17-19; AachenTel: 0241-30790Hours: M-F 0930-1900; Sat 0930-1800 Review: Just a couple minute walk from the Dom.  On three floors, this store has just about everything from an absolutely amazing game department to every little girls dream room with dollies and pink galore. The boys will have plenty to keep them busy […]

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Craft/Hobby/Sewing Shops in the Tri-border Area

Reader Recommendation… Junghans Creative Shop Gut-Damme Strasse 4 52070 Aachen tel: 0241 109 1523 “Just wanted to recommend this store I found in Aachen. It’s the German version of Hobby Lobby, well a small version, but still great. Great for those who are handy… and just a few shops down from BabyOne.”  Reader Recommendation… […]

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Beauty Supply Shops

Reader Contributions! Thank you! Heinsberg Profi-Hair“I’m not sure the name of the street, but it is a side street very close to the Rathaus. They have a website, but it’s all in German. The lady in the store speaks pretty good English and is very willing to help. You can order things from their […]

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Used Furniture (or How to get rid of your junk at the end of your tour)

Where do you find used furniture? Something inexpensive and simple that will just last long enough until you move? Or, where do get rid of these things when it’s time to get that weight down???  Getting rid of your junk can be difficult in a land of no garage sales. Here are a few options: […]

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Where do I find?

Ok… we don’t have shopping malls, Home Depots and Walmarts… so where do we find those things that we need when Schinnen fails us and we don’t feel like making the trip to Ramstein and beyond… here’s a place to start. I’ll try to add to this list as questions – and answers, arise.   […]

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Sewing/Quilting/Cross Stitch Shop

Number one question from crafters of all kinds upon arriving here, “Where’s my Hobby Lobby?” Or, “Where can I go to get all the great things I used and NEED for my craft.” There may not be a chain of superstores, but you CAN find what you need MOST of the time if you just […]

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Yolandes Hobbyhok

Reader Recommendation… Yolande’s HobbyhokDorpsstraat 35a6456 AA BingelradeT: 0031-0464424980W: “…it is great and really convenient to the tri-border area. My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday at Yolande’s Hobbyhok in Binglerade, NL. It was such a great time. And Yolande is awesome and speaks wonderful English (on the phone, in person and via email). You can […]

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Kringloop Centrale – Another great NL thrift shop!

Bis Bis/RD4/Kringloop — they all seem to be interchangeable words for amazing salvation army thrift shops in the NL where you can literally find treasures for a handful of change. I have a long list posted here, but need to add this one as well. Enjoy! Kringloop Centrale ParkstadHaefland 76441 PA BrunssumT: 0031-45-525-9000E: *Bigger […]

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Reader Recommendation… Just like a TJ MAXX, this one in Krefeld is called TK MAXX. TK MAXX Hochstrasse 45-47 47798 Krefeld Web: Hours: M-F 0930-2000 and Sat 0900-2000

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Woonboulevard – Heerlen Most of us know IKEA fairly well. It seems to supply all those random bits that we need when we first arrive and realize that we have absolutely no storage space. But, IKEA sits on one of the largest furniture/home decor strips around. Check the list. It’s amazing. And, with the websites, you can […]

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