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.

Hampe & Van Berkel – Oldest music store

Hampe & Van Berkel – Oldest music store

Image by Felix Hildenbrand

“Hampe & Van Berkel” is hands down the oldest music store in Amsterdam & NL. I come here for personal advice and for a good chat with like-minded people!

Full Article by Felix Hildenbrand

Hartog’s Volkoren – Carb heaven

Hartog’s Volkoren – Carb heaven

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“Hartog’s Volkoren” is my favorite bakery in Amsterdam. It has a very long tradition and their own mill. I also liked the dough kneading & baking workshop!

Full Article by Felicia Peerenboom

Hoofddorpplein – Cosy neighbourhood

Hoofddorpplein – Cosy neighbourhood

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“Hoofddorpplein” Amsterdam is only a few doorsteps from my place. I have a special connection to this square and come back to its shops and restaurants…

Full Article by Felicia Peerenboom

Ij-Hallen – Flea market madness

Ij-Hallen – Flea market madness

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“Ij-Hallen” in Amsterdam North and its 500 stalls is nothing less than the biggest flea market in Europe. It has paid entrance, but it’s so, so worth it!

Full Article by Ana V. Martins

Javastraat – Amsterdam’s melting pot

Javastraat – Amsterdam’s melting pot

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“Javastraat” in Amsterdam Oost has changed over the years, but it’s still one of my favorite streets. It’s a nice mix of new and hip and decade-old spots!

Full Article by Kara Lilley

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