Big and small concept stores in Amsterdam to go shopping!
Can’t you get enough of the beautiful concept stores in Amsterdam? If you’re looking for a nice gift for someone else or for yourself: there is always something nice or cute to find in a concept store. At least, I always come home with something! Or does that say something about me? ;-). Whether you’re looking for some nice interior accessories, furniture, cooking ware, jewellery or nice little (note)books. That’s why we listed our favourite concept stores to shop the most beautiful items. These are 18 x the best concept stores in Amsterdam!
18 x concept stores in Amsterdam where you want to go to now!
Gekaapt: The online shop and pop-up store Gekaapt now has a permanent location in the city where day in day out you can find great durable interior and fashion items for yourself or for your friends birthday. Ps: They also have the Vegan Lane; a collection of brands and products that fit into the vegan lifestyle.
What is Hip: From hipster bikes to Amsterdam traffic bollards, bohemian cane chairs and wallpaper with palm trees. At What is Hip in West you will literally love everything you see. The brands you often see here are brands like Zuiver, HK Living and WOOOD.
Wen: Wen is your to go to if you are looking for fun gifts for friends and beautiful clothes and accessories to treat yourself. They have two locations, at the Hoofddorpplein and on the Maasstraat.
Miuse: Clothing from unique brands, nice beauty products and jewelry and accessories. Tip: Miuse is also the right spot if you’re looking for some (vintage) interior items. In the store, they also have a mini gallery for upcoming artists. How cool!
Hutspot: This large concept store sells trendy, industrial and vintage items. From furniture to interior accessories and from reading glasses to magazines. There is enough to fill a whole morning strolling. Now on two different locations in Amsterdam: the Rozengracht and the Van Wou.
Sukha: My absolute favourite is Sukha in the Haarlemmerstraat. Here they sell really beautiful things for your home, clothing made out of very fine fabric and sweet little gifts. A few examples are: a poetry book, cotton garlands and jewellery. Almost everything is handmade and eco-friendly.
Cottoncake: You have to go to concept store Cottoncake in De Pijp to shop for the nicest items from all around the world. From art to plaids to jewellery and scarfs. So, in which part of the world will you go shopping today? ;-)
Johnny at the Spot: Here in West you will find nice Danish brands and very nice interior accessories! At Johnny at the Spot men will find cool, affordable clothes. At Dépôt by Johnny at the Spot women will find the nicest dresses, bags, shoes, pans and pots.
JAN: Whenever I’m looking for a fun birthday present I always go to concept store JAN on the Utrechtsestraat. Books, interior decoration, baby items and much more must-haves… here you will find it! A variety of quality items you won’t find somewhere else!
Locals: To find real Dutch design, Locals is a nice concept store in the Nine Streets to go to! Jewellery, leather bags, wallets and accessories for your own home. Most items are handmade so very unique!
Anna + Nina: Anna + Nina has been growing and now have a concept store on three locations in Amsterdam where you can buy very nice living accessories, cute must-haves and things like jewellery. It’s guaranteed you will find something here! Worth a visit when yo find yourself walking around in De Pijp (the Gerard Doustraat), Reguliersgracht or in the city centre (Kloveniersburgwal).
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Thinks I Like, Things I Love: A unique combination of vintage, secondhand, new clothing and customised items. At Things I Like, Things I Love the collection changes almost on a weekly base. And it’s a nice place to get some cute gifts too! One of the all time favourite at Yourlbb.
Restored: Restored is a nice, trendy concept store in the Haarlemmerbuurt. The collection exist of clothing, living accessories, books and jewellery. All very nice, mostly handmade and so unique. Nice detail: you can compose your own necklace by choosing the length (long, short, gold or silver) and a charm. A nice personal gift!
De Geitenwollenwinkel: There is nothing dull to find in the nice Geitenwollenwinkel! Everything is vegan, ecological and made of fair-trade products. Good to remember: everything is very beautiful. From clothing to plaids and from perfumes to facial cream.
X Bank: X Bank is the shop of the W hotel in the Spuistraat. And you know what that means. An excellent mix of special (and luxurious) products of fashion, art, design, culture and other urban musthaves.
Have fun discovering these concept stores!
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.
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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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