As a dutch ex-student I still travel around the country a lot, so I know of a few craft stores spread around the country. I'd like to share my tips, and maybe other posters know of other good stores? I look for (cross) stitching supplies mostly, but most stores carry a bit of everything.
Pipoos is all around Holland, though I find they have a small supply of cross stitching stuff.
Two great stores in Hoorn, pretty close together too:
Anjo Kleinvak (http://anjokleinvak.nl/
, a large craft store with lots of yarn, fabric and other crafty stuff.
Schouten Handwerken (http://www.schoutenhandwerken.nl/
), a small store that sells sewing machines, and lots and lots of yarn (the owner is a knitting fan
). They also have a big selection of cross stitching fabric, threads, patterns etc. (my favorite go to store!)
), a nice craft store with a big yarn selection, and a corner of cross stitching stuff, nice old store
I am still looking for good stores in the vicinity of The Hague (Den Haag), Eindhoven/Helmond, Zutphen, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Amsterdam and Groningen. Anybody have any tips?