Top ChoiceArea in Western Canal Ring

Negen Straatjes

Negen Straatjes

In a city packed with countless shopping opportunities, each seemingly more alluring than the last, the Negen Straatjes represent the very densest concentration of consumer pleasures. These 'nine little streets'...

Top ChoiceDesign 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 clothes-hanger lamp or streamlined hot...

Top ChoiceDesign in Jordaan & the West

Memento

Levitating lamps and vases (using magnets), retro flipping clocks, Delft-style porcelain with contemporary designs such as cyclists and tilting canal houses, gable-shaped chopping boards, wine coolers made from...

Top ChoiceDesign 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...

Top ChoiceMarket in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Pure Markt

On the last Sunday of the month De Pure Markt sets up in Park Frankendael, with artisanal and organic producers selling delicious gourmet foodstuffs. Peruse the market with a coffee or craft beer in hand, then...

Top ChoiceConcept Store in De Pijp

Cottoncake

Painted cotton-white inside and out, this chic little shop makes and sells its own scented candles and perfumes, and stocks fashion, jewellery and homewares from Dutch designers Yaya and Mimi et Toi as well as...

Top ChoiceHomewares in Western Canal Ring

Frozen Fountain

Frozen Fountain is Amsterdam's best-known showcase of furniture and interior design. Prices are not cheap, but the daring designs are offbeat and very memorable (designer penknives, kitchen gadgets and that...

Top ChoiceDesign in De Pijp

Hutspot

Named after the Dutch dish of boiled and mashed veggies, 'Hotchpotch' was founded with a mission to give young entrepreneurs the chance to sell their work. As a result, this concept store is an inspired mishmash...

Top ChoiceMarket in Jordaan & the West

Lindengracht Market

Dating from 1895, Saturday's Lindengracht Market is a wonderfully local affair, with 232 stalls selling fresh produce, including fish and a magnificent array of cheese, as well as Dutch delicacies including...

Top ChoiceMusic in Southern Canal Ring

Concerto

This rambling shop is muso heaven, with a fabulous selection of new and secondhand vinyl and CDs encompassing every imaginable genre, including rockabilly, classical and more. It's good value and has listening...

Top ChoiceAntiques in Southern Canal Ring

Kramer Kunst & Antiek

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....

Top ChoiceDesign in Jordaan & the West

Moooi Gallery

Founded by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, this gallery-shop features Dutch design at its most over-the-top, from the life-size black horse lamp to the 'blow away vase' (a whimsical twist on the classic Delft...

Top ChoiceStationery in Southern Canal Ring

Vlieger

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...

Top ChoiceBooks in Vondelpark & the South

Pied à Terre

Travel lovers will be in heaven in the galleried, skylit interior of Europe's largest travel bookshop. If it's travel- or outdoor-related, you can dream over it here: gorgeous globes, travel guides in multiple...

Market in Jordaan & the West

Noordermarkt

A market square since the early 1600s, the plaza in front of the Noorderkerk hosts a couple of lively markets each week. Monday morning's flea market has some amazing bargains, while Saturday morning sees local...

Homewares in Western Canal Ring

360 Volt

One of the keys to creating a quintessentially gezellig (cosy, convivial) atmosphere is ambient lighting, making this shop stocking vintage industrial lighting (restored to meet energy-efficient international...

Clothing in Western Canal Ring

Denham the Jeanmaker Men's Store

Next door to its studio, where jeans are produced, this flagship, 'zoned' boutique carries the cutting-edge jeanmaker's menswear lines. Jeans aside, you'll find jackets, knitwear and accessories. Cool vintage...

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...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Het Faire Oosten

The perfect place to pick up an interesting gift or souvenir, Het Faire Oosten is stocked with beautiful homewares, quirky books, accessories and clothing by designers with an emphasis on sustainability. Check...

Design in Jordaan & the West

Hutspot

The success of Hutspot's original location in De Pijp has seen it set up its HQ in this former syrup factory. The two floors here continue its mission to provide a platform for emerging Dutch designers, with a...