Probably one of the best neighborhoods for shopping if you go to Amsterdam, is the Jordaan neighborhood (it is a maze of small streets with a lot of attraction), it concentrates the area known as ‘ Las 9 streets ‘ ( 9 Straatjes ) where the best shops signatures multibrand (mainly European) chain Maison Scotch & Soda, vintage shops, music stores, optical design, shops gourmet (cheeses and cold cuts) and especially the markets supply to the outdoors.
Vintage stores, Fashion, and much more
To start the shopping route of the ‘9 streets’ from south to north, take as a reference the canals that delimit them ( Prinsengracht, Keizergracht, Herengracht and Singel ). It starts at Runstraat, Hudenstraat, Wijde Heisteeg , continues up towards Berenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat , and ends at Reestraat, Hartenstraat and Gasthuismolensteeg .
Some of the recommendations that I would make if you like Vintage stores are: Laura Dols (Wolvenstraat 7), the models she has for cocktails, her shoes and bags are ideal. It opens from Monday to Sunday until 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays,
Bij ons vintage has two locations in Amsterdam (Reestraat 13 in Jordan and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 150) is less glamorous than Laura Dols, but the shop is worth a look, prices are average. It is open every day of the week until 18:00, except Thursday to Saturday they close at 19:00. In Zipper (Huidenstraat 7) you will also find the retro style in their sequined and lace dresses, jerseys with very original engravings, and the military-style in their shirts. Open every day of the week until 6:30 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. They have another store at Nieuwe Hoogstraat 10.
One of the most interesting multi-brand stores (there are quite a few along these 9 streets) is Van Ravenstein (on Keizerstraat with Huidenstraat), here you will find Belgian designs ( Martin Margiela, Dirk Bikkembergs, or Dries van Noten ). Open Monday to Saturday until 18:00. Don’t miss out on Stout (Berenstraat, 9) a very tasteful lingerie store (nothing to envy to Victoria’s Secret), it is open from Monday to Sunday until 6:00 p.m. If you are in love with the Scotch & Soda brand, here you will find three very close locations between them: Berenstraat 15, Wolvenstraat 14, and Huidenstraat 3-5 and another in 19, in all of them you will find clothes for boys & girls.
If you are a fan of minimalist design, make a stop at Filippa K (Wolvenstraat 6) they open every day of the week until 6:00 p.m. (they have another location on Leidsestraat 53). And above all, spend time at the ultra-modern Rika Boutique (Oude Spiegelstraat 9), with very cool proposals, both for women and children (it also sells online ). In the same building as the store, there is a hotel with the same name, with a very cozy and designer atmosphere, it hosts exhibitions by local artists (their rooms cost € 235 per night).
Finally, and within this neighborhood, if you like historical photographs of musicians and you have cash 😉 your place is Rockarchive (Prinsengracht 110). The place is not particularly big, but it has some jewels portrayed from the history of Rock that deserve to spend some time. Open Monday to Saturday until 18:00. Along ‘ Las 9 streets ‘ ( 9 Straatjes ) you will find several gourmet shops, make a stop, you will not be able to avoid it and surely you will eat buying some of their cheeses, they have dozens of varieties and you can try before buying ( recommendation without hesitation, Gouda ‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese).
Along ‘ Las 9 streets ‘ ( 9 Straatjes ) you will find several gourmet shops, make a stop, you will not be able to avoid it and surely you will eat buying some of their cheeses, they have dozens of varieties and you can try before buying ( recommendation without hesitation, Gouda ‘Old Amsterdam’ cheese).
Outdoor Food Markets
In this neighborhood are the Noordermarkt markets –open from 7:30 to 13:00 on Mondays, here you will find everything at very good prices-; Boerenmarkt –open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays-, is mainly a food and plant market; Westermarkt –open from 9:00 to 13:00 on Mondays, for those interested in clothing-; Rommelmarkt –open from 11:00 to 17:00 every day, for music and household goods collectors-; and Looier – open from 11:00 to 17:00 every day except Friday, for antiques lovers).
In the streets near the Noordermarkt market , there is G’s (Goudsbloemstraat 91) a small place for ideal brunch.
Antique Stores: Decoration
Leaving the Jordaan district and close to the Rijksmuseum (Museumstraat 1), is the antique shop F.G. Lebbing on Prinsengracht 807. If you have a good collection of cups, glasses, and cutlery in mind, this is the place. Along the Prinsengracht, you will find a good number of vintage decoration shops and art galleries. This street is ideal to walk around on weekends, it always has an atmosphere but there are no crowds.
And you cannot close a visit to the city without having passed through a Coffeeshop, the Red Light District, and browsing its many shops dedicated to sex.