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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You'll find yourself in a rainbow world at this quiet corner, thanks to its multitinted tableware, colorful household accessories, and...

360 Volt

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Founded by a duo of graphic and industrial designers, this canal belt store boasts the Netherlands’s largest collection of restored...

A Space Oddity

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This little shop combs a big world for robots, toys, and memorabilia from TV and film. It's best known for its extensive collection of...

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...

Albert Cuypmarkt

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This century-old market on Albert Cuypstraat is the beating heart of De Pijp. It's open Monday–Saturday 10–4, rain or shine, and...

American Book Center

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

Amsterdam Watch Company

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Come here for arm candy with class: vintage Rolex, Jaeger LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Omega, IWC, and Chopard watches, as well...

Anouk Beerents

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The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles may be evoked should you have the opportunity to visit the dazzling, skylighted quarters...

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam

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The largest covered art and antiques market in the Netherlands is a cooperative, housing more than 55 dealers and 10,000 objects. You...

Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn

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This antiquarian's heaven, situated in a former department store, offers five floors of treasures on Amsterdam history. The family business...


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