i'm very late in posting this, just saw it, but if your brother is still looking for brewing supplies... there aren't really small local supply places here. some drugstores and bottle shops sell extract cans, buckets, caps and hoses, but rarely more than that. brouwmarkt in almere as mentioned above has pretty much everything he will need equipment wise and a very good selection of malt to make continental styles. their website is only in dutch but with a little help he will be able to find what he wants. i get all of my stuff from them by post (almere is a dump), the shipping is pretty reasonable, and in a tiny country like this you order one day and get it the next. their (also afore-mentioned) parent company brouwland in brussels has maybe a slightly larger selection and multi-lingual website so it's worth checking, you can then order it through brouwmarkt. they both also have wine, cheese, lacto ferment, spices, etc supplies. for english malts there is a place called van der kooy jubbega (google them) in friesland that has stock of pretty much all the thomas fawcett malts in addition to continental ingredients and a smaller but more than adequate range of equipment. a bit more expensive shipping but they are fast and fresh and friendly. brouwmarkt and van der kooy both sell a wide range (maybe the whole catalog? not sure) of wyeast, but no white labs as far as i know, and van der kooy has free shipping on them. standard continental and english hops are easy to come by, but american hops outside of willamette, cascade and a few others are very hard to find. best to have a friend ship them over.