Supermarket Liusja is the Eastern European Supermarket in Leeuwarden. It’s run by the Ukrainian shopkeeper Liusja, who loves to show you everything she sells in her shop. She once showed me all the 20(!) types of pickles she sells. Also for Polish Tatra beer, Prjaniki and Patisson you can head to Liusja, also on Sundays. If you are looking for an original present, Liusja sells gift baskets full with eastern European products as well. If you haven’t been sold yet, go and see her 4 minute long tv commercial! [Liusja is moved to a new location and these pictures might not resemble the new interior of the shop, her new shop is on the same location as the Selam supermarket]
[In Memoriam. Regrettably, Frans Bøhm has passed away in 2015 and this shop is no longer there] Hidden in the Slotmakersstraat, you can find three second hand shops that sell retro furniture from the fifties, sixties and seventies. Bøhm Design is the first shop you come across when you enter the street from the street Eewal. The store was the first of its kind to open its doors in this street about ten years ago. When you enter the shop you will probably first be welcomed by cat Pooh. ‘Because a shop like this needs a cat’ according to owner Frans Bøhm. After you give Pooh the attention she needs, you can look around in the shop at the original second hand furniture and accessories.
Frans Bøhm has a heart for the furniture he sells. He started out by cycling around on his bakfiets (carrier cycle) and collecting old furniture which he gave a second life. Nowadays, he has found better ways to collect second hand furniture. But he still repairs them and the most important thing to him is that his furniture finds the right owner. That’s why his prices can be quite friendly. If you can’t find what you were looking for here, neighbouring 39 Design and Tolve Design have lots of beautiful retro furniture for sale as well.
This shop is located somewhat outside the city centre, but at the end of ‘Het Vliet’ you will find the Selam markt. A combination of various shops. Amongst them are a hairdresser, a Surinamese take away, an electronics shop, a supermarket and a bakery. Don’t let this curious get together of shops or it’s appearance scare you, because here they sell the best Turkish bread of Leeuwarden.
To buy bread, you have to enter the door next to the beautician. When you enter the room, the warmth of the bread oven comes straight towards you. The bread is spread out over the room and most of the time it will still be warm. Sometimes, you even have to wrap it up yourself. What’s good to know is that they are also open on Sundays.
Selam Markt I Food, Shopping
Location: Noordvliet (show on map)
Open: Mondays – Sundays