Generally, all stores have the following opening hours:
|Monday||13:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||9:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||9:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||9:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||9:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||9:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 17:00|
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Most supermarkets are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00/8:30 – 20:00 hrs, some (such as ALDI) close at 18:00 hrs. There are usually extended hours on Thursdays and limited hours on Saturdays. Supermarkets are closed on Sunday, although some supermarkets are open on koopzondag. Needless to say that alternative opening hours apply on holidays. Always check the notice on the entrance of your local supermarket.
Albert Heijn (AH)
Albert Heijn is a supermarket with a lot of different products and good quality. The prices, however, tend to be a bit above average. Buy the Euro-shopper brand if you are on a budget.
AH is located in the shopping mall “Brusselse Poort” (near the main Guesthouse). There is also a branch in Helmstraat, near the Vrijthof, on Plein 1992 (near Centre Céramique), and there is a small “to-go” shop in the station.
Same as AH this supermarket is situated in Brusselse Poort. It has a large assortment of products but is cheaper than Albert Heijn.
Jan Linders is another supermarket, in price and product comparable to C1000. You can find Jan Linders at Tongerseweg 57.
Situated near the main guesthouse (Volksplein 34), Aldi is one of the cheapest supermarkets with a small assortment. You will also find an Aldi on Plein 1992 (near Centre Céramique).
This store is located in the basement of the newly constructed “Mosae Forum” shopping area. Its assortment and prices are comparable to C1000.
In addition, look out for authentic international food stores, selling Chinese, Indian, and Middle-Eastern ingredients. You can find these stores on the Markt and near the station.