Museum voor het Kruideniersbedrijf
Hoogt 6, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Museum voor het Kruideniersbedrijf Utrecht Reviews
Nostalgic sweetness Jun 01, 2012
Just a few steps from the Neude through some quiet and narrow streets at an innercourt you can find this cute little shop and museum on the history of grocery.
Entrance is free, however a gift is always appreciated, since this museum runs entirely on gifts and the profit made on the candy sales
The downstairs shop is established as an old fashioned candy shop, and all kinds of candy can be bought here, the old fashioned "zuurstokken" (thick sour cherry sticks), "kaneelbrokken" (cinnamonlumps), "ulevellen", "polkabrokken" and all kind of old dutch goodies you can ever dream of. If you happen to have a sweet tooth you might think you are in heaven!
Ofcourse other groceries are sold as well, and everything will be weighed on a traditional scales with brass weights.
Upstairs is an exhibition of grocery products from the "Pre-Supermarket era", such as packages of soaps, tobacco tins;
lots of equipment as well: cash machines, big coffeegrinders, big jars or tanks with taps for vinegar or molasses or whatever was sold by the weight or volume;
Metal containers for biscuits, coffee, flour, course cereal etc.
A small part is arranged for the administration section including notebooks, and customer orderbooks; and examples of the rationstamps system we had during and past WW II.
Although there is little space, both the downstairs and the upstairs gives a nice impression on grocery shops in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century.
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