Shopping in Waddenland

Trades and crafts are of considerable importance in the Waddenland region. Find special products with their very own stories. You’ll find that the retailers here are exceptionally proud of their products and are happy to introduce you to their production processes. With such a variety in products available, be sure to visit their shop or buy items from them at one of the markets.​

Wilhelmus candle maker

Eenrum – The Wilhelmus candle maker is located by the harbour. Visitors of any age are in for a special experience here when they make their very own twisted candle – all the rage today. The shop has a wide selection of home interior candles, scented candles, garden candles and various accessories. Highly recommended for candle enthusiasts.

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Kaarsenmakerij Wilhelmus

Studio Trudy Beekman

Warffum – Visual artist Trudy Beekman has a studio in Warffum where she displays and sells her works of art. Inspired by nature and the countryside, she does mainly botanical drawings. In her book ‘Mijn ontdekking van het Hogeland’ she visualises what she noticed after she came to live in the northern part of Groningen.

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De Eemstuin

Uithuizermeeden – The Eemstuin – a place where everything is allowed to grow naturally – is located near the Wadden Sea. Everything you see here is homegrown, according to the season. The Eemstuin delivers fresh organic vegetable baskets throughout the year in the city and environs. Every Friday, they sell their Thursday harvest at the Vismarkt market in Groningen.

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Yann Chocolaterie La Poutré

Winsum – The chocolate shop in Winsum sells a wide selection of delicacies. Their bonbons shaped like tiny works of art are sure to make your mouth water. All products are made using natural ingredients, so you won’t read any E-numbers, aromatic substances or colourings and flavourings on the labels. Chocolate diehards come here to follow chocolate workshops.

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Regional produce market

Various locations – With no less than 80% of the land used by farmers, huge amounts of regional products are grown in the Waddenland region. Groningen features weekly regional markets where you can stock up on fresh produce from the land or sea. Many of the markets are held at charming locations, such as the Landgoed Verhildersum country estate in Leens.

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