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South African shop in Netherlands: #RainbowFriday no.24

By September 16, 2016July 25th,

South African shop in Netherlands: #RainbowFriday no.24

September 16, 2016

Welcome back to our 24th feature of RainbowFriday. We’re heading to Europe this week to visit one of our favourite South African shops in the Netherlands – Die Spens.

We’ve been talking a lot about spring and the weather down south warming up, but our friends up north are prepping for colder months heading their way.

Of course, for many people cold casts a subtle gloom on their world, and the chill in the air could make you feel a bit homesick after a while. So as a shoutout to our friends, family and acquaintances who have shipped off to the Netherlands, we’ve got a bit of a shopping treat for you.

Expat shop of the week: Die Spens

Die Spens is a real hit with South Africans living in Europe. Located next to the A1 in Amersfoort – saffas and locals can easily reach it from virtually anywhere in Netherlands as well as other neighbouring countries. And if you can’t make it to the shop, then of course you can simply shop online and click your way to some rainbow nation treats.

The aim of the shop? To treat South African expats to a taste of home – with favourite brands, South African food and memorabilia.

Die Spens products

Die Spens stocks a wide variety of imported South African goodies as well as locally made treats.

Categories include:

  • Baking and desserts
  • Biltong, droëwors and boerewors
  • Biscuits, crackers and rusks
  • Braais and outdoors
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Canned and preserved goods
  • Chips and maize snacks
  • Chocolates
  • Dried fruit and nougat
  • Drinks (concentrates)
  • Drinks (hot)
  • Drinks (soft)
  • Flour, maize, rice and pulses
  • Gems squashes (skorsies)
  • Health and household
  • Jams, syrups and spreads
  • Liquor
  • Locally made
  • Sauces (condiments)
  • Sauces (marinades)
  • Soups, stocks and gravy
  • Spices and seasoning
  • Sweets
  • Short Date specials

Die Spens contact details

Placing an order: to place an order, simply visit their online shop or send an email to

Walk-in shop

The walk-in shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays or on appointment during the week.

Address: 22 Ariane, 3824MB Amersfoort

Phone: +31 06 17 69 60 82

Trading hours: Fri: 17:00 – 20:00, Sat: 10:00 – 17:00

Special features

If you don’t want to shop online and are a bit swamped on the weekend, you can always make an appointment to visit the shop during the week – this will also allow you the freedom to peruse all the South African goodies on your own time. You can also check in on their Facebook page to see what others have to say about them.

Remember to check in again next week for your South African expat shopping feature.

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