You can find the best gifts for men at these concept stores
It’s almost Sinterklaas and Christmas is on its way. It’s shopping time! This year, you of course want to surprise the men in your life with the best and coolest gifts, so we decided to make a list with the best stores with gifts for men, but also the best gifts to shop online so you don’t have to visit the city ;-)) From concept stores to sneaker shops, these are the stores for the coolest gifts for men!
10 x gifts for men that will make them really happy
Bloke: At Bloke in the Rosmarijnsteeg you can find musthaves with a nice design and good quality. Think of whiskey glasses, leather bags, kits for the perfect beard and hand care, butterfly ties, suitcases, but also nice office supplies, wall decoration and clocks.
Six and Sons: At the Haarlemmerdijk you can find this men store where you can score a lot, really a lot. Think of old maps and men clothes. Oh, and you can also get breakfast, lunch or a good cup of coffee here.
Hutspot: One of our favourite concept stores in Amsterdam and in the rest of The Netherlands is Hutspot. At Hutspot you can shop nice posters, items for your home, clothes, and much more. Everything has a vintage or industrial touch!
1Amsterdam: At the Cornelis Schuytstraat you can find 1Amsterdam where you can buy clothing from brands such as Won Hundred, Diadora and Paul Smith. They have modern and timeless items!
Tenue de Nîmes: It 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.
Concrete Matter: 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.
Baskèts: 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!
Cut Throat: When 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!
Property Of… Store: At Property Of… Store at the Utrechtsestraat you can get really nice bags. Think of backpacks, shoulder bags and other nice and handy bags for the men in your life!
Do we miss nice stores in Amsterdam with gifts for men? Let us know!
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.
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Photocredits: Concrete Matter