Top 5: Shopping
All those different cultures have different styles. For every style there is something in Amsterdam. Vondel Hotels has made a list with the shopping area’s in Amsterdam that should be on your bucket list.
1. 9 straatjes
Located in the heart of the historic canal district, nine narrow streets are constructed during the 17th century. Boutiques, vintage stores, and art galleries made this street to a unique shopping paradise. Don’t forget to have a drink or lunch (or both) at this popular area.
Location: Gathuismolensteeg, Oude Spiegelstraat, Wijde Heisteeg, Hartenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Huidenstraat, Reestraat, Berenstraat, Rijnstraat
2. Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat
Big and popular brands are located here. Every big shop you can think of is located in this street which is debouched in the popular Dam Square. Go to the Bijenkorf for all the luxury brands and designer clothing, all propped into a big warehouse. This is for a tourist mostly the first place to think of when shopping in Amsterdam, but try to walk into the smaller side streets, and you will discover the real Amsterdam.
Location: Kalverstraat, Leidsestraat
3- P.C Hooftstraat
Searching for that exclusive designer bag? A new dress from that famous designer? Then the P.C hooftstraat is the place to be! In this street, located behind one of our hotels JLno76, all luxurious shops are located. Don’t have the money to spend on clothing? It is still worth a shot: you probably find a Dutch famous person strolling through the stores.
Location: Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
Following the construction of the Rijksmuseum, you will bounce to the Spiegelkwartier. This street is famous for its antiques and art. More than 70 shops and galleries which are showing impressive collections of paintings, glass, jewellery and furniture. To be short: the place to be for your unique souvenir.
This is a long and trendy shopping street. A wide strip where you can find everything. From independent labels to second-handed shoes; everything is there waiting for you.
Location: Haarlemmerdijk, Haarlemmerstraat