Shopping in Amsterdam


Kalverstraat 1905-1910
Kalverstraat 1905-1910

On Dam square you'll find the "Bijenkorf", a big department store, with many in-store shops. The main shopping streets starting at Dam square are the "Kalverstraat" and "Nieuwedijk". Here you will find most of the major brands found all over Europe.


If you are looking for those unusual shops and independent designers you'll love "De 9 straatjes", de "Haarlemmerstraat" and "Utrechtsestraat". Not done shopping yet or need to see the Dior shop in town and the other big brands? Head for the "PC Hooftstraat.


In Amsterdam West you'll find new start-ups and trendy shops. Right in the middle of this 19th century district you'll find "De Hallen Amsterdam", a centre for media, culture, fashion, food and crafts. The building in which the first electric trams in Amsterdam were once serviced has been granted a new life. In the former tram depot, an official monument built between 1902 and 1928, you now find De Hallen Amsterdam.

Recommended shops in Amsterdam

Shops that we think are interesting to visit:

  • For those into cooking, you must to visit Duikelman.
  • If you like music make your way to the Utrechtsestraat and have a look at Concerto. Check out the schedule for free in-store performances.
  • Lambiek is Europe's first comic shop and probably the oldest existing comic shop worldwide. It has been a hallmark in the world of comics since its opening in 1968.


There are many street markets in Amsterdam, we have made a selection for you:

  • The "Albert Cuypmarkt" is a mile-long streetmarket. The market is held between 9.00-16.00, Monday through Saturday. 
  • The Waterlooplein Flea market is a big outdoor bazaar, best for second-hand clothing and full of general bric-a-brac. Traditionally the oldest and most interesting market of Amsterdam, Waterlooplein been during the last few decades been associated with the youth culture. You can buy trendy t-shirts, old military uniforms, Che Guevara posters, cheap canned spray paints for graffiti, and objects from the underdeveloped countries of Africa and Asia as well as get a tattoo.
  • The flower market is, as you might expect, the place for flowers, though it is very touristic.
  • Less touristic is the antique market "de Looier", the largest indoor Antiques Centre in the Netherlands with more than 1750 square meters of antiques, art and collectibles. There are 72 stands, several bigger shops, a café and 90 display cabinets.

Not every day:

  • On the first Sunday of the month, the Sunday market is held in het Westerpark. Shop primarily for art, fashion and design, but you will also find locals selling homemade food.
  • The "Westermarkt" is held only on Monday mornings between 9.00 and 13.00. But if you are in Amsterdam on a Monday morning and you like to walk markets, this one is not to be missed.

Shopping with

Amsterdam West

Amsterdam Oost

Shopping routes

Brands from Amsterdam
PDF route Amsterdamse Merken.pdf
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PDF route Groen Gezond.pdf
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Hip, trendy and vintage
PDF route Hip Vintage.pdf
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Luxury and fashion
PDF route Luxe Fashion.pdf
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Design and home decoration
PDF route Wonen Design.pdf
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Kids and mom
PDF route Kids Moms.pdf
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Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam West Souvenir and Gift Shop

DAM patch


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€ 3,00

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Sigaren plank

Only one available. Home decoration.

€ 10,00

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