Amsterdam Shopping

Whether you go for Baroque antiques or cutting-edge fashion, the variety of goods available in Amsterdam’s boutiques, street markets, and concept stores is mind-boggling, and hunting for that special purchase akin to grand entertainment.

If you enjoy the thrill of the chase, explore the charming, mazelike streets of the Jordaan and "The 9 Streets," in the Western Canal Ring, where you'll

stumble upon a surprising number of vintage fashion boutiques, high-end denim brands, art galleries, local design outlets, and specialty food stores.

For high-end shopping, Amsterdam's priciest street is the P. C. Hooftstraat, in the Museum District–-it's affectionately called the P. C. (pronounced “Pay Say”). Porsches and Ferraris are parked on the street, and many shop interiors mimic stately Dutch mansions, replete with marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and antique furnishings. Don't neglect the nearby Van Baerlestraat, Willemsparkweg, and Cornelis Schuytstraat, where you're likely to discover a hyperchic home accessory or premium investment piece for your wardrobe. At the other end of the scale, join the crowds on the Leidsestraat, Kalverstraat, Damrak, Rokin, and Nieuwendijk, where flagship stores, major chains, and department stores stand shoulder-to-shoulder with inexpensive fashion outlets and cheesy souvenir shops.

If that's all a bit too noisy and crowded, head to the Spiegel Quarter, for a more refined and quiet shopping experience, with proportionately escalated prices. You’ll find elegant antiques shops whose beautiful displays include antique art, maps, furnishings, jewelry, and clocks. Collectors, museum curators, and antiques dealers routinely shop here for old Delft and Makkum treasures. If you have time, visit one of the daily outdoor markets: the bustling Albert Cuypmarkt in De Pijp is one of the oldest and best-known. Be sure to explore the neighborhood’s many concept stores and hip indie boutiques as well, and make a pilgrimage to nearby Utrechtsestraat for its fantastic food, fashion, and lifestyle stores. There are lesser-known Sunday markets, like the organic Pure Markt at Frankendael Park and the Local Goods Weekend Market at De Hallen, or check out the Sunday Market and Neighbourfood Market at Westergasfabriek.

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ABC Treehouse

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The American Book Center hosts bookshop-related events and exhibitions in this venue, close to their headquarters on the Spui. The Treehouse...

American Book Center

  • Books/Stationery

What began in the early '70s as an erotic magazine outlet has grown into reputedly the largest brick-and-mortar English-language book...

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum

  • Books/Stationery

For the city's best selection of international newspapers, creative magazines, and highbrow periodicals, as well as the freshest local...

Betsy Palmer

  • Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

A mere clog's throw from Dam square is a shoe store to scream about. Recently renovated, and now twice as big, you'll find a colorful...

C & A

  • Department Stores

Established in 1841, this Dutch department store chain offers affordable fashion for the whole family, ranging from 100% organic cotton...

Concrete Image Store

  • Clothing

Trendy boys and girls flock here for fashionable streetwear from labels such as Hansen, Billionaire Boys Club, Peter Jensen, and Maharishi,...

De Bijenkorf

  • Department Stores

The Beehive" is the nation's best-known department store and the swarming ground of its moneyed middle classes. Top international designer...

De Boekenmarkt op het Spui

  • Books/Stationery

The city has a number of book markets, though its most famous takes place every Friday, on leafy Spui Square 10–6. Under the little...

De Condomerie

  • Specialty Stores

A discreet, well-informed staff promote healthful sexual practices at this condom emporium (with an equally handy online store). You'll...

Droog

  • Household Items/Furniture

Besides exhibiting highlights of its collection, this design collective also sells a number of its irreverent, often artfully industrial,...

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