On trend (and affordable!) fashion musthaves at Gesponnen Suiker
Do you know Gesponnen Suiker in Amsterdam West yet? It’s one of my fav spots for trendy clothes without spending hundreds of Euros. This month this great boutique store at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat celebrates its 4th birthday. Reason enough for an update on Your Little Black Book.
A cool store comes with a cool lady. Owner Anouk is a very inspiring girl! She started her first store when she was only 25. Gesponnen Suiker is famous in Amsterdam. And since I’m working on my own business as well I like it even better to chat with Anouk about our challenges and inspiration.
At Gesponnen Suiker you can shop the cutest trendy shirts, unique coats, super soft scarfs, warm sweaters and bright coloured hats (which I also spotted in Oslo!). Anouk told me that it happens that an item is already sold out before it’s in the store after publishing the new collection on Instagram and Facebook. So make sure to follow the social media accounts at @gesponnensuiker and don’t miss anything!
I think the best thing about Gesponnen Suiker are the prices. It’s reallty affordable. With prices like € 29,95 for a shirt and under € 49,95 trousers and knits. And the good thing is… you have something unique. For most brands at Gesponnen Suiker they are the only retailer in Amsterdam. On my last shopping spree there I bought this super cute ’20 style headband for the fall!
Gesponnen Suiker x Lokale Helden
I nominated Anouk of Gesponnen Suiker for a the Lokale Helden campaign (lokal heroes) of ING. A project to put local retailers in the picture! Really love that idea.
To me Anouk is a local hero because she was one of the first to open a store like Gesponnen Suiker in Amsterdam. Her style is unique and her approach really personal. She really knows her customers!
Vote for Gesponnen Suiker and win € 100,-!
Are you a fan of Gesponnen Suiker just like Yourlbb? You can vote on Anouk and Gesponnen Suiker at one of the ING shops in your neighbourhood, for example the Rokin or the Ceintuurbaan, Haarlemmerdijk and Kinkerstraat.
When Anouk wins the title Dutch Local Hero you can win a gift voucher of € 100,- shopping money. Nice, because at Gesponnen Suiker you can buy at least 3 items with it!
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
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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.