About Shopping Tours in Amsterdam in Amsterdam
One of my favourite area to shop and visit is De Jordaan, on Haarlemmerstraat, very close to the Central Station. No matter what day or time you go there, it is always busy around. What I love the most is the vibe of the locals going about their daily routine while you visit all the wonderful shops. From designer shops, unique gift shops, trendy fashion shops, interior design to irresistible food shops.
After visiting the Jordaan area, make sure you go to The Nine Streets (De Negen straatjes). Just around The Royal Palace in the Dam Square, this is by far a picturesque area, surrounded by the old canals. There is such a diverse of luxury specialty shops to discover - designer boutiques, jewelry shops to art galleries. There is even a website dedicated to The Nine Streets for the die-hard shopaholics!
For a quite, easy going atmosphere and specialty stores, you also have the Utrechtstestraat. Close by is the Rembrandtplein. Like the Jordaan area, you can combine it with some shopping, grabbing a coffee while you rest your poor little feet or get a snack at a lovely delicatessen and then go back to some more shopping.
Vintage & Flea Markets
If you love flea markets, Amsterdam is the place to visit. My favourite is the Sunday Market located at Westergasfabriek. You can find a diverse range of stalls, handmade goods by local artist and designers and organic food to enjoy while you are there.
The most well-know street market is Albert Cuypmarkt and has been around since 1905. Located at De oude (old) Pijp district area. You can find anything from fresh food, flowers, clothes and lots of fabrics stores behind the stalls. By the end you will have a multicultural experienced.
Waterlooplein Flea market is a crazy outdoor, the biggest flea market of Amsterdam. With around 330 stands of second hand clothing, opened every day except Sunday. It’s easy to run into it of you are close to the Rembrandt house.
De Bijenkorf (The Beehive) built in 1870, is Amsterdam’s most popular luxury department store. It is a short walk from the Central station next to the Dam square.
Not afraid of a busy crowd? Dive into the Kalverstraat, pedestrian street and shop till you drop. They have international big brands from H&M, Zara, Mexx, and Esprit and so on.
At Leidsestraat, close to the Museum Quarter is where you can find the best selection of shoe shops, as well as high-end designer brands.
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