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.

Blom & Blom – Lamps Lamps Lamps

Blom & Blom – Lamps Lamps Lamps

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“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

Bubblekid – Great haircuts, great atmosphere

Bubblekid – Great haircuts, great atmosphere

Image by Gerben van der Zwaard

“Bubblekid” is an Amsterdam hairdresser and a clothing store. I’ve been coming here for years and love how it’s a mix of Dutch and international people…

Full Article by Gerben van der Zwaard

Cats & Things – For the true cat lover

Cats & Things – For the true cat lover

Image by Stephen van den Hoek

“Cats & Things” in Amsterdam is a shop that’s completely dedicated to the little kings of the jungle. From gadgets to toys to food, it’s a feline paradise.

Full Article by Stephen van den Hoek

Concerto – For extensive record shopping

Concerto – For extensive record shopping

Image by F. Heijnen

“Concerto” is simply the best place to go for vinyl shopping in Amsterdam. I’ve spent many hours crate digging here – and listening to their radio station!

Full Article by Sentia van der Mark

COTTONCAKE – Easygoing shopping hangout

COTTONCAKE – Easygoing shopping hangout

Image by Gerben van der Zwaard

“COTTONCAKE” in Amsterdam is at first sight a shop, but they’re also great for a proper juice or smoothie. I love watching people pass by from there…

Full Article by Gerben van der Zwaard

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)