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Top Choice Design in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

X Bank

More than just a concept store showcasing Dutch-designed haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion, furniture, art, gadgets and homewares, the 700-sq-metre X Bank – in a former bank that's now part of the striking W A…
Fashion & Accessories in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Locals

Jeweller Suzanne Hof set up this boutique to showcase designs from her own label, Sugarz, but also to provide a platform for small-scale designers from the Netherlands and especially from Amsterdam. Along with men's…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Mark Raven Grafiek

Artist Mark Raven's distinctive vision of Amsterdam is available on posters, coasters and stylish T-shirts that make great souvenirs. Prices are impressively reasonable and there's often a sale rack out front.
Department Store in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

De Bijenkorf

Amsterdam's most fashionable department store has a grander exterior than interior, but it occupies the city's highest-profile location, facing the Royal Palace. Shoppers will enjoy the well-chosen clothing, cosmeti…
Cosmetics in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Hempstory

Everything at this light-filled, contemporary boutique is made from hemp: skincare ranges (soaps, moisturisers, and body washes such as hemp and ginseng), insect repellent, homewares (blankets, throws, cushions, bot…
Books in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

Secondhand books weigh down the tables in the atmospheric covered alleyway between Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Kloveniersburgwal, where you'll rub tweed-patched elbows with University of Amsterdam professors thumbin…
Books in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

American Book Center

Rambling over three storeys, this excellent bookshop is the biggest source of English-language books in Amsterdam. Its greatest strengths are in the artsy ground-floor department, but on the upper floors there's fic…
Music in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Red Light Records

Tucked in a courtyard off the street, this shop sits in a former Red Light window. Ring the doorbell to get buzzed in and join the DJs flicking through stacks of spacey Euro-disco, house and funk music. Headphone st…
Homewares in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

WonderWood

As much a museum as a shop (look up to see the 1565-built timber ceiling), WonderWood specialises in the moulded-plywood creations of George Nelson, Marcel Breuer and others. Some of the vintage furniture pieces are…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

PGC Hajenius

With its century-old stained glass, gilt trim, Italian marble and soaring leather ceilings, this tobacco emporium is worth checking out even if you're not a cigar connoisseur. Regular customers, including members of…