|The parking lot as we approach the entrance of Jumbo
With only two days in Amsterdam, visiting a grocery store was not on my to-do list. Don’t get me wrong, I love grocery stores in other countries because they are so revealing of the culture. But two days in a city with tons of museums and coffee just didn’t seem like enough time to do it all, let alone wander around a store. Thankfully, I did end up at a Jumbo (pronounced Yumm-Bo) and it turned out to be the best experience I had in Amsterdam.
|Welcome to Jumbo Foodmarket
Jumbo was an incredible adventure. Not only is it gorgeous and sprawling and clean and well-designed (what did I expect – it’s the Netherlands), but it had an assortment of groceries that delighted me with their unique Dutch-ness.
|Aisle after aisle of cheese
|Overwhelming selection of cured meets
|A kind of cake no one at the bakery could describe in English
|So much Gluten-Free food
|A posh bakery inside the store
|Old Amsterdam Cheese - the best!
|Fresh orange juice squeezed by machine right in front on your eyes
|It was the best orange juice I ever had