Paris and New York are known for being the capitals of fashion but when it
comes to shopping Amsterdam does not fall behind. Dutch design is worldwide
famous and for a reason. Amsterdam offers great shopping for all budgets and
styles. Designer brands, high street fashion and unique boutiques, charming
book stores and lively cafes in which you can sit and relax after a long day walking
down the streets of A’Dam and its endless shopping streets. It is not for
nothing that one of the shopping areas of downtown Amsterdam is called the 9
Streets. Yes, 9 streets of shops almost exclusively. But there is more, much
beautiful Museum District is home to
the best shops in town with renowned boutiques
such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Hermes. Kalverstraat, on the other
hand, is the best place if you are looking for international and national high
street brands, where you will find Steve Madden, Zara, Mango, Mexx and Benetton
stores among others. If you’d rather find some bohemian pieces or some hip
clothing, De Pijp is the quarter you are searching for but if you are looking
for unique pieces of art, head to the Jordaan district, where Dutch and
international artists of all styles display their works. Our apartments,
located in the best parts of Amsterdam are within easy reach of all major
shopping areas, which will definitely make your ‘shop ‘til drop’ experience
much more pleasant. Here are some insider tips of where and what to shop in
Amsterdam. From shopaholic to shopaholic.
Luxurious and chic:
welcome to the Museum District
known as the best shopping street in The Netherlands which compares to the
mythic shopping streets of Rue Saint Honoré in Paris and 5th Avenue
in New York, with a wide selection of the most exclusive boutiques in the
Azzurro is a local´s favourite
and it has four different shops on the same street.
Azzurro (located on number
142) offers brands like Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana
and Cavalli, whereas
Azzurro Due (on number 138) offers a fantastic selection
of items signed by Céline, Marni, Lanvin and Stella McCartney among others. The
Azzurro Fashion Group also has a kids store (
Azzurro Kids) with ultra-cool
items for the youngest members of the
family with pieces by Fendi, Baby Dior, Burberry and Armani Junior.
Four is the
only Azurro´s shop entirely dedicated to menswear, comprising three floors of the
latest runway fashion.
Alexander Wang, Philip
Lim, Marni, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga are some of the names you will
are delighted with one of the newest shops in
Michael Kors. It opened its doors during the Vogue’s Fashion Night Out
in 2012 and it has been a total success since. If you love their handbags and
accessories as well as their impeccable dresses and great sunglasses, you will
be in paradise in this store which is over 220 square metres.
Men´s fashion in Amsterdam is hip,
colourful and trendy and its vibrant style can be found in boutiques like
Brunello Cuccinelli for the finest
Tommy Hilfiger and
Ralph Lauren for those who love
Ermenegildo Zegna for
classic yet modern suits and
multi-brand store offering labels like Etro, Lanvin, Oger Dressed for Success
and Santoni. They specialize in Italian fashion and the service is professional
and personalized. Dutch brands like
are also present on
P.C. Hooftstraat. If you are looking for great
denim, you found the right place.
However, no good outfit is complete without
some outstanding lingerie.
Provocateur (98) and
83) are there to make you feel beautiful not only on the outside, but also the
inside. Browse their selection of shapewear, brassieres, stockings, nightwear
and bridal lingerie to die for. You will not be disappointed.
Close by, on Van Baerlestraat and
Beethovenstraat you will be find
amazing bags and shoes. Shops like
have a great selection of leather items from Mandarina Duck, Furla and Hugo
Boss both for men and women.
Do you need a break after
your shopping day? Caffepc is
A level cafe where you can have a
gorgeous breakfast or sumptuous lunch, or simply enjoy a delicious capuccino. Caffepc
is a favourite among locals, too: Dutch TV stars and
la crème de la crème of Amsterdam love gathering here. This café
was designed by interior designer Eric Kluster. Even Demi More, who was there
once, fell in love with this place!
High street: high value, low prices.
We ˂3 Kalverstraat
Kalverstraat, located next to one of the emblems of the city, Dam Square,
is a lively street where you can buy the best fashion at the best prices. From
the colourful designs of Spanish brand
Desigual to the incredible shoe
designs of the Dutch
Sacha, Kalverstraat has something for everyone.
When in need of great shoewear and inexpensive bags,
Invito is an
affordable store with trendy designs; no wonder is one of the most popular shoe
shops among the Dutch.
If you would like to purchase some truly Dutch clothes with a funky edge
do not miss out
Steps, two of our favourites. Dresses, blazers,
trousers, skirts… renew your wardrobe without spending a fortune but without
giving up on style.
WE is another Dutch brand with fantastic high street
fashion for men and women and during sales you can get great deals such as buy
3, pay 2.
Are you a cosmetic lover? Then you are on the right shopping street. Two
of our favourite beauty stores:
Lush can be found here.
If you like natural cosmetics, delicious scents and you want to pamper yourself
or get a great gift from someone back home, you will surely find something
interesting there. Ask for the massage bars at Lush, they are addictive and work
miracles after a long day working or sightseeing.
Did you forget to bring a book with you? No problem.
a fantastic two-floor British bookstore has an extensive selection of books,
DVDs and magazines in English. Books in other languages are also available and
their stuff is friendly and helpful. Treat yourself to the latest best-seller
or a classic novel and chill in one of our great apartments by reading your
newly acquired book. And do not forget to get some candy at
Jamin. It is
one of best candy stores in The Netherlands. If you have a sweet tooth you will
be in heaven there. Ideal for children and adults.
Drop, the Dutch liquorice is as popular as bikes in The Netherlands
and it comes in different flavours: even salty!
Would you rather shop everything you need in one place?
Bijenkorf (this last one located on Dam Square) are the big
names when it comes to department stores in The Netherlands. Clothes, DVDs,
books, electronic devices, laptops, kitchen utensils, cosmetics, men´s fashion.
When in Amsterdam, bring a large suitcase and shop, shop, shop! It is quite
an unknown shopping paradise with lots to offer. Enjoy!