Shopping in Amsterdam is one of the best things to do while visiting the capital city of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is filled with many small boutique shops where you can find the works of local designers who create custom clothes and one-of-a-kind jewelry. In fact, this city is one of my favorite places in the world to shop due to the creative, yet minimalistic designs from the Dutch artists.
After numerous trips to Amsterdam, I’ve rounded up the best Amsterdam shops and boutiques within the city. While you can find many boutique shops scattered throughout Amsterdam’s popular neighborhoods, the best shopping areas are the 9 streets (De 9 Straatjes) and on Haarlemmerdijk.
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WHERE TO GO SHOPPING IN AMSTERDAM
Shopping in Amsterdam is the thing -besides the gorgeous canal houses and delicious food- that keeps drawing me back in. Admittedly, its one of the main reasons why I love returning to Amsterdam time and time again.
While my carry-on sized luggage restricts me from purchasing too many items, the real joy of shopping in Amsterdam isn’t so much about buying as it is enjoying the atmosphere, the friendly locals and the inspiring dutch design.
Easily one of my favorite boutique shops in Amsterdam, Nuvo Niche is filled with plenty of beautiful treasures.
They have a few of my favorite Dutch jewelry designers, Overload Studios and Riverstones, as well as the coziest sweatshirts representing The Jordaan neighborhood. In fact, I am wearing mine right now as I write this post.
Inside you’ll also find many eclectic home decor items and elegant glass jewelry cases. Make sure to stop in during your visit to Amsterdam even if just to have a chat with the lovely owners.
Address: Prinsengracht 232
The interior of this Amsterdam boutique clothing store is pure perfection. From the hanging swing in the front to the quaint seating in the back and all of the beautiful clothes in the middle, Sukha is filled with all of my favorite neutral colored clothing.
Their sweaters are completely swoon-worthy and oh so soft. Even if you don’t purchase anything from Sukha, you should stop in here during your visit. Because isn’t part of the fun of shopping just looking?
Make sure to admire all the beautiful things in this lovely shop while strolling along one of Amsterdam’s most popular shopping streets, the Haarlemmerdijk.
Address: Haarlemmerstraat 110, Amsterdam
We’re only here for the free beer. Okay, okay not really.
But it is pretty cool that they’ll pop open an ice cold Heineken for you to sip while browsing their denim focused shop.
With two locations in the trendiest parts of Amsterdam, it would be a shame not to check this place out during your time in The Netherland’s capital city.
Their hip, denim enthused employees will help you slip into a pair you never knew you needed. Yes, some of their pairs are expensive but they do offer free hemming or alterations with a speedy turn around. I purchased a pair of ACNE Studios black demin (had to get them hemmed, of course) over a year ago and they are still my favorite pair.
Not just a denim retailer, Tenue De Nines also stocks fashionable clothing items and must- have accessories, including my cozy Le Bonnet beanie and ACNE Studios wool scarf.
Addresses: Haarlemmerstraat 92 and Elandsgracht 60, Amsterdam
Supporting local labels and designers from all over Europe, Restored creates a beautiful space to display the collections. The use of openness throughout the concept shop allows each piece to individually stand out.
With a wide range of items, from jewelry to interior design to handbags and accessories, there is something for everyone at Restored.
Address: Haarlemmerdijk 39, Amsterdam
Six and Sons is one of my absolute favorite places to go shopping in Amsterdam to find reasonably priced, unique items. This multi-level Haarlemmerdijk shop has the bottom floor dedicated to interior and household items, while the top level is reserved for clothing.
I have purchased a few items from this store, including my favorite cold weather sweater. Oh, and did I mention that they are retailers of these stunning ceramics made by Studio Arhoj. Currently my latest obsession.
Six and Sons is focused on showcasing and selling sustainable brands in this quaint Amsterdam shop.
Address: Haarlemmerdijk 31, Amsterdam
A women’s clothing store with a focus on unique pieces and minimalistic jewelry. Their collection is small but they support and sell clothing and accessories from local designers as well as designers from all over the world making it one of the best places to go shopping in Amsterdam. The selection at Nummer 9 offers a mix of trendy, modern and eclectic clothing with many pieces that you’d wear for years to come.
I’ve personally purchased a few pairs of earrings from my favorite Dutch designer, The Boyscouts, in Nummer 9. Some of the main designers that you will find in the shop are The Boyscouts, Samsøe Samsøe, The Last Conspiracy, HOPE Stockholm and many more. The owner of the shop is also super friendly and will help you find something special from her shop.
Address: Prinsengracht 226, Amsterdam
YDU-Young Designers United
The carefully curated pieces from up and coming Dutch designers is what makes YDU unique.
The small boutique shop offers new and innovative designers a platform to expose their beautifully constructed collections to the public. These high quality, handmade pieces are truly one-of-a-kind.
Address: Keizersgracht 447, Amsterdam
I hope you enjoyed this list and will make time during your visit to Amsterdam to stop in a few. Drop a comment below if you love these shops as much as I do.
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- Staying on a Houseboat Along Amsterdam’s Amstel River Canal
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