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Diapers

Forgive this potentially stupid question. I will need to buy diapers while in Amsterdam next month (staying near Rijksmuseum). Do pharmacies carry diapers or will I need to find a supermarket?

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I know Anna is asking about diapers for a child. But if someone knows the answer to Anna's question, could you also tell me about buying adult diapers in Europe in general as I have an elderly relative who needs them.

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To clarify what Wonderful means, in Europe the store that sells medications (whether over the counter or prescription) is often a different store from the one that sells things like shampoo, toothpaste and hair brushes. So, he's saying that to buy diapers in the Netherlands, you go to the latter, not the former. If you ask for the nearest "pharmacy," you might be sent to the wrong place.

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Wonderful: Your English in your post was fine. It's just that in the US, the stores that sell medications also sell diapers, shampoo, toothpaste, and LOTS of other things; sometimes the pharmacy section has shorter hours, but it's all in the same store. Until I went to Europe, it did not even occur to me that these things could be sold in separate stores (my travel books were full of differences between the US and Europe, but that's one they never mentioned).