Utrecht often offers good sales and discounts on art supplies. So it is one of the art stores that I can afford to set foot into. They've got all the basic needs and the fancy stuff too. I used to teach an art class for under privileged teens, and this store was gracious enough to donate supplies to my class. I walked in to buy the supplies that I needed, and I think they spotted that I was looking to buy mass quantities on a very low budget. The cashier asked what I needed the supplies for, and when I explained he rang me up at no charge. He didn't even request a tax form so that they could get compensation for their donation. Its nice to know that people like that are still out there!