Eef & Co (Haarlem) – a blast from the past retail shop from way back when …
This retail shop sells all kinds of ‘old-fashioned’ household wares. From enamel tea kettle to dishwashing brushes, hand-duster to rubber toilet plunger, cleaning remedies to beanies for your pots and natural soaps to souvenir items. Just like the shop name said, Eef & Co ‘kwaliteit van vroeger’ presents ‘quality from the past’.
It is a wonderful feeling browsing the store, remembering nostalgic moments of the old days at my grandparents house. Well, I am old enough! 🙂
But the hidden gem at this store is the small candy section selling old Dutch sweets! Expect the typical cinnamon candy canes, salmiak powder, kaneelkussentjes (cinnamon cushions), roomboterwafels (buttered waffles), honingdrop (honey drops) and of course Dutch liquorice too. Classic!It is one of my favorite stores in Haarlem!
Eef & Co has two other stores in Harderwijk and Elburg, both located in Gelderland province.
Address: Gierstraat 53. 2011 GB Haarlem