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A great find

It took us a little time to find this place, but so glad we did. It's the oldest pharmacy in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Jacob Hooy dispensary. Unique store. Let them survive!!!

This is really one of a kind store, nearly disappearing to fast food junk and other temporary hype... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
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4 weeks ago
“A great find”
11 Oct 2017
“Jacob Hooy dispensary. Unique store. Let them survive!!!”
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Kloveniersburgwal 12, 1012 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 624 3041
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us a little time to find this place, but so glad we did. It's the oldest pharmacy in Amsterdam and still has many of the original artefacts in tac. It's like walking into a time warp, even though the shop is selling goods...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is really one of a kind store, nearly disappearing to fast food junk and other temporary hype. These are the stores, which create Amsterdam’s uniqueness. Once gone this nearly 300 year old store will never return. The same is true for many other gracious...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Service was excellent, every herb and remedy you want, there's always a queue so be prepared to wait.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Susan A
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Every time I am in the area, I always take a look and buy something. The atmosphere is very good, brings my memory back to my childhood buying sweet in such old style drugstore. You will always find things even you're not looking for. This...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This shop is a joy for the eyes and body, with very good service by a super helpful staff. The selection of products is of high standards and they make sure you get the best deal. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Shanniche
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

After reading the TA reviews, we stopped by Jacob Hooy & Co. Cool interior. Nice assortment of toiletries and pharmaceutical products available. I picked up some soap, shampoo and conditioner. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank forensicsgirl
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is indeed a hidden jewel in the red-light district. The oldest pharmacy in Amsterdam. Very well kept interior. The also sell liquorice candies, 100 grams for EUR1.25 (the cheapest I came across). Very friendly and patient staff who explained the varieties of liquorice to...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Jacob Hooy was established in 1743, making it the oldest existing spice store in Amsterdam and possibly the oldest in the western world. In the front are barrels of herbs and spices. In the back are teas, cosmetics, oils, soaps, herbal remedies and a host...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Paiman
Reviewed 19 January 2015

This shop sells herbs, teas, cosmetics, treats, oils, liquorice, and raw foods. It's a great little shop that is well worth a visit. Friendly service, tons of great stuff, and a health-food / drug store like atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Wanderfool44
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