Amsterdam has plenty of great things going for it, from countless attractions, amazing art galleries, and world-class museums to great restaurants and cool “coffeeshops” to get your smoke on. But few can visit Amsterdam without resisting the lure of the city’s vast array of prime shopping opportunities.
That’s why we’ve covered you with a list of the best Amsterdam shops to check out, plus a handy guide to the city’s main shopping streets and regions. Don’t forget to get travel insurance before booking your flight so you don’t spend all your cash on unwelcome surprises! I’ve been shopping around at TravelInsurance.com.
Best Shops in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a little slice of retail heaven. Later, we’ll discuss where you can find plenty of top names in high-end fashion, but first, we’d like to introduce you to a unique collection of exclusive shops you’ll only find in Amsterdam.
1. Six and Sons
Address: Haarlemmerdijk 31, 1013 KA in Amsterdam
While the Amsterdam city center is home to plenty of fun clothing stores, Six and Sons is one of those concept stores that’s an experience. With a core focus on sustainability, the store (and killer coffee cafe!) offers brands a platform to tell the story behind their products.
One day, the shop might host the launch of a clothing label made using upcycled materials. The next day, it might offer a performance from a jewelry maker who told the story of the charity behind their products.
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2. The Otherist
Address: Leliegracht 6 1015DE Amsterdam Netherlands
Situated between the Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace, you’ll find an intriguing shop in the Canal Belt called The Otherist. A “cabinet of curiosities,” it looks like the type of place a movie character walks into before getting swept away on a supernatural adventure.
Dedicated to rare and handmade merchandise, The Otherist offers everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to specimen cubes and delightfully random home decor. It’s one of those gift shops worth visiting, even if you don’t buy anything.
3. The Frozen Fountain
Address: Prinsengracht 645, 1016 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands