Gillian Originals Amsterdam


Gilian Originals: hidden gem in de Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

1 April 2015

This cute jewellery is handmade in Amsterdam: meet Gilian Originals!

At Your Little Black Book we love everything that is made in Amsterdam.  And especially if you can wear them everyday ;-). A few weeks back I was having one of those juicy burgers with my love at Lombardo’s in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. When we strolled down the street and looked at the window of a gallery I spotted the cute jewellery store of Gilian Originals in the basement. A real hidden gem! Would have missed this spot completely otherwise. And that would be a shame!

Gilian Originals AmsterdamAt Gilian Originals they have handmade jewellery that is of better quality than in most stores. They are made from 14-24 carat gold! The designs are inspired by the seventies and Ibiza and Gilian makes them herself in this small atelier and store. I love the bracelets! They are great to combine together and look so fragile. Very feminine! And every now and then you should spoil yourself with a little gift. I couldn’t resist the arm-candy with green Onyx!

Gillian Originals AmsterdamGillian Originals Amsterdam

Gilian Originals Amsterdam

Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 46, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam City Center

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
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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