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Compact selection of new and used classics, fine fiction and travel guides.
Has travel books, maps, travel gear and supplies.
The Traditional Market , has all manner of foodstuffs and household items, many organic and/or green.
Fashion & Accessories
De Passage, off Hofweg ad Spuistraat, is a 19th-century covered arcade built to give locals an option for luxury goods from Paris.
Travel books and magazines.
Pussy Deluxe Store has a boffo selection of upmarket women’s undies.
An excellent travel bookshop.
Good travel section and lots of English-language books.
Pottery fans, and even those new to the iconic blue-and-white earthenware, will enjoy this factory-meets-gallery-meets-shopping experience...
Food & Drink
A cheese shop filled with fabulous smells; it's here that you can sample some of the aged Goudas that the Dutch wisely keep for themselves...
A top local brand, Gorilli does its best to be the antibrand. There's a swank yet casual cool here with street clothes and pretty much every other accessory to go with them.
The Lijnbaan, lined with mainstream shops, was a trendsetter when it very gradually opened between 1951-66. It was the first car-free, pedestrianised shopping arcade and was copied worldwide...
Markets, Streets & Arcades
This huge market is the city’s best and sprawls across its namesake square across from the cube houses. A striking new indoor market is set to open here by 2015...
The largest bookshop in the country has a nearly secret rooftop cafe.
The Dutch Fashion Foundation promotes the best of Dutch fashion and helps designers develop their labels into commercial brands...
Toys & Childrens
Dutch illustrator Dick Bruna's most famous character, Miffy (Nijntje in Dutch), is celebrated in toys and kids' merchandise...
Part hair salon, part clothing shop, part gallery, this fun mixed space stocks items by burgeoning young fashion and jewellery designers. It also carries a limited collection of home accessories.
Counter staff in serious black aprons box up chocolate amsterdammertjes (the bollards along city sidewalks) – a great (if phallic-looking) gift, assuming you can keep from eating them yourself.
Impeccably selected pieces at this beautiful boutique include flatteringly cut jackets by Isabel Marant, shift dresses and stylish sweatshirts by Paul & Joe Sister and geometric prints by Laurence Dolige.
Both men and women can find edgy, up-to-the-minute high fashion at Ennu, stocking designers like Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens and Junya Watanabe in smoky grey surrounds.
Quality literature (including in English) lines the shelves at this genteel bookshop...
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