This article was first published in the Survival Guide in TU Delta on September 15, 2014
Setting up one’s home is always an uphill task, often correlated to one’s bank balance. Luckily, Delft has some treasure troves for bargain hunters. In 2013, we featured five of the city’s thrift/second hand shops – from a warehouse full of furniture to one where you can even find some books. In part two, we explore some more.
‘t Goeie Doelen Winkeltje
The shop is packed to brim with knick-knacks; from cutlery to silverware, endless rows of mugs and glasses (champagne to cherry), old clothes, shoes, CDs, DVDs and even the odd monitor thrown in. Everything is priced around a couple of euros and is extremely affordable.
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00-17:00
‘t Goeie Doelen Pakhuis
An extension of the main shop, the warehouse stocks bigger items such as furniture, mirrors, wall planks and big paintings etc. If you’re lucky, you can get a sofa set for under €10 or a dining table set in great condition for less than €25.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 13:00-17:00
Every last Saturday of the month: 12:00 16:00
Address and website same as above
Student Sale Delft
In 2011, Greek student Nefeli Papapetrou started a Facebook group called Student Sale Delft after she noticed her newsfeed would fill up with For Sale posts at the end of a semester. Today the group has over 8,800 members and membership is now by invitation only. But, if you can get a friend to nominate you for the group, great deals await you. An average of 10 new items go on sale here every day – most commonly bikes and household goods. You can buy old Batavus bike for €80 or a flatscreen TV for €100, old utensils for €5 or an IKEA bed for €25.
Used Products Delft
Open since April 2013, Used Products Delft claims to be the ‘largest second hand shop with guarantee in the Netherlands’. Unlike other second hand shops, all electronic items sold here are carefully tested and sold with a one month guarantee.
Tuesdays to Thursdays 10:00-18:00
To read more about each of the shops, access the complete article here: http://delta.tudelft.nl/article/surviving-second-hand-shopping-ii/28767