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Hours of Operation

Banks are open weekdays from 9 or 10 am to 6 or 7 pm, with some extending their business hours to coordinate with late-night shopping. Some banks are closed Monday mornings.

Apotheken (pharmacies) are open weekdays from 8 or 9 to 5:30 or 6. There are always pharmacies on call during the weekend.

Most shops are open on Monday 1–6, Tuesday–Saturday 9–6. Thursday is a late-night shopping night—Koopavond (buying evening)—with stores staying open until 9. Markten (markets) selling fruit, flowers, and other wares run from 10 to 4 or sometimes 5. Small avondwinkels or nachtwinkels (late-night shops) selling food, wine, and toiletries, are open from afternoon to midnight or later. Most supermarkets are open daily from 7:30 or 8 am until 10 pm.


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