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Finally on the French Riviera; a Dutch Hema store in the Cap3000

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“Aaah, one more round. I want to watch it again. “Jo is happy. She chortles aloud and it sounds almost not appropriate in The luxury CAP 3000 where people usually make shopping a serious business. But we happen to be at the brand new Hema store, located on the first floor of the new wing of the CAP 3000.

“Oh, how wonderful all! Look, licorice, peanut butter and yummie, mergpijpjes!” (sort of Dutch battenberg cake). It is obvious that the new Hema on the French Riviera is going to be a fixed physical address for our weekly grocery shopping. Hema, once my first job when I was fifteen at the branch Kinkerstraat Amsterdam. I still know some department numbers for the cash out: 14 for office and stationery and 17 for wine. That these two segments still play a role in my life, does prove that your fate is predestined.

This week’s official opening was quickly buzzed through the social network. Even ten-year-old girlfriends of our daughter Fé warned her that the ‘EMA’ would open in the CAP. Behind the Apple store, finding it in the back of the hall with great expectation: there it is: Hema, next to the new Armani shop. At the entrance are some red and white balloons and that’s a a little disappointing. A stall with vanilla slices and hot smoked Hema sausage would be much more like the real Hema, but well, that might be too shocking for most French that shuffle a little uneasy through the store.

Fortunately this Hema on the French Riviera has everything that makes Hema so fun. From funky notebooks with lines, funny kitchen stuff, nice glasses and tea towels that dry immediately to treats such as candies, battenbergs and of course waffles. And so another argument is taken why we sometimes must go back to the Netherlands. Actually, you can find everything Dutch in France; either online or in a real cozy shop. There remains only one wish for this Amsterdammer; a fresh raw herring, preferably with onions and acid. Who knows where you can buy fresh herring, I’ll happy to buy you one too.

HEMA Nice Cap3000

Center Commercial Cap3000

Avenue Eugène Donadel

06700 Saint Laurent du Var


Opening hours

Monday / Saturday 10:00 to 20:00

Sunday 11:00 to 19:00


All about the Hema history that started in Amsterdam 1926

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Ab Kuijer

Born and raised in Amsterdam, living on the Côte d'Azur since 2006 and happily married with Jo. Former journalist/producer for radio, tv, and magazines. Ab promotes luxury properties and hotels and writes daily content for international clients. He loves the sea, sun, wine, and real estate. Buying a house in the South of France, Ibiza, Portugal or Mauritius? Contact Ab and Jo Kuijer for fast and professional guidance and start the search for your dream house in the sun!