HEMA store opened in Paris


After Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, a big chunk of Dutch pride in the form of a HEMA store has recently opened in Paris. Apparently, it is the store Dutch expats miss the most. The HEMA is kind of the French equivalent of the Monoprix (‘single price’ store), but with more Dutch goodies. It looks here in the video (Dutch with some French) more like the Casino stores and they do sell stroopwafels and “bonbons hollandais” (Dutch sweets), but no smoked sausage.

(Tip: Rachel, Link: vk.tv)


  1. Neil says:

    I loved the video. I don’t hear spoken Dutch and spoken French to often here in Boston. It’s like music to my ears.

  2. Bente says:

    I want HEMA in New Orleans!!!!

  3. Orangemaster says:

    @bente, would Jip en Janneke go over well? An American publisher once refused to put out children’s books of Jip en Janneke because it had that Al Jolson blackface thing going for it – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

  4. Timothy says:

    We want a HEMA in UK!

  5. Paul says:

    HEMA should come to the Cayman Islands first – there are…um, dozens of Dutch people here!!

  6. Kelsi says:

    Hah, I agree. Dutch does have a very musical sound.
    I just left Belgium, and I miss hearing the language.
    Sounds like little bells.

    Hema’s amazing. I just moved to Paris, so I found this article, googling Paris and Hema, hoping to find one. Eureka!

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