The Best Local Shopping in Amsterdam

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Amsterdam? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Antiquariaat Brinkman – Older than old books

Antiquariaat Brinkman – Older than old books

Image by Stephen van den Hoek

“Antiquariaat Brinkman”: an old little bookshop in Amsterdam with a serene, quiet atmosphere. The charm of the browned page, the book itself, is the story.

Full Article by Stephen van den Hoek

Antiquariaat Kok – Your shot of second-hand books

Antiquariaat Kok – Your shot of second-hand books

Image by Bart van Grevenhof

“Antiquariaat Kok” in Amsterdam is full of second-hand books. The amazing staff will help you even if you only know the name of the author’s stepmom…

Full Article by Bart van Grevenhof

Bilder & De Clercq – Comfortable cookbook cooking

Bilder & De Clercq – Comfortable cookbook cooking

Image by Stephen van den Hoek

“Bilder & De Clercq” in Amsterdam sells ingredients and recipes for set dinners for two people. I come here to shop and prepare Saturday’s dinner!

Full Article by Stephen van den Hoek

Blom & Blom – Lamps Lamps Lamps

Blom & Blom – Lamps Lamps Lamps

Image by Blom & Blom

“Blom & Blom” is located in the North of Amsterdam, can make their lamps dimmable. They collect, renovate and sell German industrial DDR era lamps.

Full Article by Sentia van der Mark

Brugman Kantoorboekhandel – Newspapers, books, pens

Brugman Kantoorboekhandel – Newspapers, books, pens

Image by Jan Verboom

“Brugman Kantoorboekhandel” is a small office bookstore in Amsterdam. Nuri, the owner, and I share an addiction to pens so for me this is close to heaven.

Full Article by Jan Verboom

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