Top Choice Music in Southern Canal Ring


This rambling shop is muso heaven, with a fabulous selection of new and secondhand vinyl and CDs encompassing every imaginable genre, from rockabilly to classical and beyond. It's good value and has listening facili…
Top Choice Stationery in Southern Canal Ring


Love stationery and paper? Make a beeline for Vlieger. Since 1869, this two-storey shop has been supplying it all: Egyptian papyrus, beautiful handmade papers from Asia and Central America, papers inlaid with flower…
Clothing in Southern Canal Ring

Young Designers United

This sleek boutique has a stylish array of affordable items by young designers working in the Netherlands. You might spot durable basics by Agna K, handmade leggings by Leg-Inc and geometric dresses by Fenny Faber. …
Books in Southern Canal Ring


Run by the city printer, this is the best source for books about Amsterdam's history, urban development, ecology and politics. Most titles are in Dutch (if you don't read it, you can always look at the pictures), bu…
Food & Drinks in Southern Canal Ring

Eichholtz Delicatessen

Being in this store, with brightly coloured wrappers blazing from the shelves, feels like walking into a piece of pop art. Americans missing Hershey's, Brits wanting Hobnobs and Aussies craving Vegemite will find th…
Sports & Outdoors in Southern Canal Ring

Skateboards Amsterdam

Skater-dude heaven, with everything required for the freewheeling lifestyle: cruisers, longboards, shoes, laces, caps, beanies, bags, backpacks, and clothing including Spitfire and Skate Mental T-shirts and a fantas…
Homewares in Southern Canal Ring


This little concept store sells all sorts of beautiful things you didn't realise you needed, such as Christian Lacroix crockery and cute-as-a-button mouse toys in matchboxes by Maileg. There's a clothing rack down t…
Clothing in Southern Canal Ring

Shirt Shop

On Amsterdam's main gay street, this shop has a kaleidoscopic array of the go-to going-out garb for many local males: nicely patterned smart shirts, as well as some funky T-shirts featuring Mexican skulls and more.
Antiques in Southern Canal Ring

Eduard Kramer

Specialising in antique blue-and-white Dutch tiles, this engrossing, crammed-to-the-rafters shop is chock-a-block with fascinating antiques, silver candlesticks, crystal decanters, jewellery and pocket watches.
Adult in Southern Canal Ring

Mail & Female

Located outside the Red Light district, this erotic shop has more of a focus on female-friendly porn and toys than other such local establishments.