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Top Choice Design in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Hôtel Droog

Not a hotel, but a local design house. Droog means 'dry' in Dutch, and these products are full of dry wit. You'll find all kinds of stylish versions of useful things – a chic dish sponge or streamlined hot water bot…
Top Choice Market in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Waterlooplein Flea Market

Covering the square once known as Vlooienburg (Flea Town), the Waterlooplein Flea Market draws bargain hunters seeking everything from antique knick-knacks to vintage leather coats. The street market started in 1880…
Arts & Crafts in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

A Boeken

A marvellous trove of ribbons, feathers and fabric, and some of the best iron-on patches we've ever seen (Mexican skulls, Chinese dragons and Russian dolls). You'll start to imagine you'll sew (or iron on) one day, …
Toys in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Knuffels

Bobbing mobiles and suspended toys have a motor and strings keeping them in fascinating constant motion in the window of this busy toyshop. There are plenty of knuffels (soft cuddly toys), puppets, teddies and jigsa…
Books in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Book Exchange

A rambling bookshop that's how a bookshop should be, with an excellent spread of second-hand English books, with well-priced novels, nonfiction, horror and graphic novels. It's near the university.
Food & Drinks in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Frank's Smokehouse

Frank is a prime supplier to Amsterdam's restaurants, and his excellent Alaskan salmon, halibut and yellowfin tuna can be vacuum-packed for travelling (customs regulations permitting). You can also have a delicious …
Adult in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Head Shop

Going strong since the heady flower power days of 1968, this corner building houses Amsterdam's oldest weed-focused boutique, with a mind-bending array of magic truffles, herbs, seeds, vaporisers and creatively shap…
Clothing in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Sissy-Boy Homeland

A Dutch high-street clothing store that also sells selected soft furnishings, this stocks highly wearable, affordable clothes in appealing soft colours and fabrics. The kids' selection is particularly good, with not…
Food in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Puccini Bomboni

Piled up with pyramids of chocolate bonbons that are works of art and full of rich and distinctive flavours like anise, tamarind or calvados. Note: these shops have been known to close in warm weather – for the sake…
Cosmetics in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Jacob Hooy & Co

A proper apothecary shop, lined by wooden drawers and rounded barrels, their contents inscribed in flowing font, Jacob Hooy & Co has been selling medicinal herbs, homeopathic remedies and natural cosmetics since…