I’m living in central Amsterdam and love this city, the atmosphere and the people. There is one thing though that is simply not bearable, the Dutch / Amsterdam supermarket almost-monopoly run by the Albert Heijn chain.
Here are some examples why:
- Stores are filthy
- Normal day-to-day items are often out of stock
- Staff don’t respect the consumer
- Albert Heijn does everything they can to force you to buy their own (bad pricy) products
- There’s almost always some sort of chaos in the store, products all over the place, staff running around, long lines to the cash register etc.
- There is a very limited choice of goods and groceries (compared to other supermarket chains) available
Unfortunately people who live in Amsterdam are forced to go the Alber Heijn due to that there are no or very few alternatives. We don’t have any other grocery stores in the area.
Moving forward I’ll start posting what I experience in the Albert Heijn stores. The content I’ll post here won’t be altered with, just daily observations…