christmas is coming! these are the best spots to shop for your man
It’s almost Christmas… That means shopping! Not for yourself this time, but for your family, friends and of course your lover. We know how difficult it can be to buy an original gift for your father, friend or brother. You don’t want to buy another pair of socks this year… that’s why we selected ten shops in Amsterdam where you can buy amazing gifts for the lucky man. From concept to sneaker store, read all about it in this blog with 10 x shops to buy Christmas gifts for men.
SIX AND SONS >> christmas gifts for men
Six and Sons is located at the Haarlemmerdijk and very man proof. In the two floor shop you can buy the coolest things for your man. For example: old maps and men clothes. Oh, and you can also get breakfast, lunch or a good cup of coffee here.
Read everything about Six and Sons here >>
TENUE DES NIMES >> christmas gifts FOR MEN
Tenue des Nîmes started out as a denim store, but now it’s a cool concept store where you can buy beautiful accessories like scarves for your male lover or friend. They have different shops, on the Elandsgracht in the Jordaan and in the Haarlemmerstraat. Perfect to buy your Christmas gifts for men!
Read everything about Tenue des Nîmes here >>
THE FRAGRANCE STORE AMSTERDAM >> christmas gifts FOR MEN
In The Fragrance Store on the Gerard Doustraat you can buy special perfumes that can’t be bought anywhere else. It’s like a candy store for perfume! Perfect if you want to give your male friend something special: you can find perfumes here that are sold nowhere else.
Read everything about The Fragrance Store here >>
BASKETS >> christmas PRESENTS FOR MEN
At Baskèts on the Elandsgracht in the Jordaan you can shop limited edition sneakers and exclusive pieces of clothing for men and women (take a look for yourself too ;-)). Tenue de Nîmes is in the same street, so stop by there if you’re around anyways. There’s another Baskèts in De Pijp!
Elandsgracht 57-59, Gerard Doustraat 96, baskets-store.com
cut throat >> christmas gifts for men
You don’t want to give your man a touchable present, but still something original? Then buy him a visit to the barbershop Cut Throat. This hair dresser will make sure your man’s beard will be perfectly trimmed, or you can talk him into getting a complete new hair coupe! ;-) And they serve amazing coffee too!
Read everything about Cut Throat here >>
LES DEUX FRERES >> christmas gifts FOR MEN
Does the man you’re shopping for like vintage items, beautiful clothes and exclusive accessories? Then lifestyle shop Les Deux Frères in the city centre is the place to shop a nice present for him! Here you’ll find some great Christmas gifts for men!
Read everything about Les Deux Frères here >>
HUTSPOT >> Christmas gifts FOR MEN
You can look around for hours in this fantastic concept store with two establishments (in De Pijp and the Jordaan). At Hutspot you can shop nice posters, items for your home, clothes, and much more. Everything has a vintage or industrial touch!
Read everything about Hutspot here >>
BIERSPOTS >> christmas gifts for men
Because you can almost always make men happy with beer: three beer spots to buy great presents. Craft & Draft, The Beer Tree and De Bierkoning. Choose his favourite beer and it will be tapped in a beautiful bottle. Super nice as a present!
Read everything about Craft & Draft / The Beer Tree here >>
LOCAL GOODS STORE >> christmas gifts FOR MEN
You can find this nice shop in De Hallen in West. The shop only sells original stuff that has been made by independent and local craftsmen. In the Local Goods Store you’ll also find Uncover Lab, where you can get your stuff tattooed. That means that you can get it engraved with a cool design by laser.
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39, dehallen-amsterdam.nl
CONCRETE MATTER >> christmas gifts FOR MEN
If the lucky man you’re shopping for loves the travel vibe, Concrete Matter is the place to shop for his Christmas presents. Classic razorblades, water bottles, globes, check! You can find Concrete Matter in the nice Haarlemmerstraat.
Read everything about Concrete Matter here >>
I think that’s enough inspiration to buy a nice Christmas present for your best friend, dad, lover or brother right? Have lots of fun shopping!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck
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