these are the best green shops in amsterdam for the perfect gift
The holiday season is back! From now on the agendas will be filled with surprise evenings for Sinterklaas, Christmas parties with colleagues and gourmet evenings with the family. And yes, it’s always nice to bring a gift. What better than an original gift, like a beautiful pancake plant or cute cactus? Therefore, we but the best ‘green’ shops in Amsterdam for you in this list to green up your life.
green shops in amsterdam
De Balkonie: okay, it’s not quite the sit-on-your-balcony season right now, but at the Balkonie they are very good in getting your home & balcony winter ready. With plants, accessories and lamps for your private urban jungle.
Wildernis: at Wildernis they sell everything that your eyes like to see: beautiful plants, books, pots and carpets. You can also drink a cup of coffee here during your shopping spree.
Bloemenweelde: just around the corner at Wildernis you find Bloemenweelde on the De Clercq. This green store is hard to ignore when passing by, because the big window is screaming your name. Cactuses in all shapes and sizes, hang plants and many other green treasures is what you find here.
Hearth: Hearth is the place to go if you want to swing, because yes, it’s possible over there. And for some good vegetarian meals. But besides soups and sandwiches you also can shop cool streetwear and items for your interior over here.
Dubbelgroen: talking about original green gifts: at Dubbelgroen they give all kinds of workshops to learn you more about how to use your green fingers.
another great gift: yourlbb’s books
Not necessarily green, but healthy for the world as well are these fair trade shops. Also fun for your original gift hunting and thus in this list:
Het Faire Oosten: at the Faire Oosten it’s all about durability, craftsmanship and personal development. Therefore, this concept store offers a platform for creators and artists and is filled with only original items here.
Toon: Also Toon on the Jan Evertsenstraat provides a platform for anyone with an unique idea. Here you can o gift shopping with lots of art, design, new, recycled and used interior items and a separate corner for fair trade.
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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