these kids concept stores have the best items for the little ones!
The mommies among us know the struggle: where do you find cool clothes and lovely toys for the little ones? Of course we all know the children’s departments of H&M and Zara and the larger toy chains… But if you really want something different, you have to know where to go. And that’s not only for moms, but also for ladies like me with a lot of friends with little kids and the need to find original gifts for the newly borns. So that’s why I asked all my friends with kids for their favourite stores and made this list with 7 kids concept stores in Amsterdam. And I can already give away that you won’t find them in the city centre ;-)
these are the coolest kids concept stores in amsterdam
Big & Belg: A favorite store of many mommies and daddies. Big & Belg has two stores in the city, one on the J.P. Heijestraat and a second one on the Ferdinand Bol. For both stores it goes that the windows are always filled with beautiful inspiration and creativity. Besides clothes they also sell toys!
MiniMarkt: This a kids paradise of the Beethovenstraat. Here you find everything for the little ones: clothes, gifts, accessories, a children’s hairdresser and even the possibility to celebrate your children’s party here. But hey, mommy deserves a treat as well and that’s why you can also go here for breakfast, lunch, cakes and coffee from Bocca Coffee.
De kleine parade: In the heart of De Pijp you find De Kleine Parade. A super place with beautiful children’s clothes, a one to rent studio and a cafe. A lot of kids stores are colourful, but yet kind of cluttered. At De Kleine Parade no such thing. Everything makes sense here. And so cool, in the studio they often organise craft parties.
Grom: this is a cool store for cool kids. You find it on the Haarlemmerdijk. Just pay attention, the window isn’t too big, so you easily miss it. Inside the store is a lot bigger than you may think and you see kids (sport) clothes everywhere. Grom feels like a skateshop: lots of sneakers, skateboards, wintersport gear, sunnies, backpacks and beanies. Cool!
Blender: You can go to Blender for almost everything: lunch, coffee, craft afternoons, kids yoga, theatre or the kids hairdresser. Oh, and they have a lot of great gifts and kids clothes as well here ;-)
Wijswest: Also Wijs West on the Bilderdijkstraat is a great place for parents as well as kids. Here you find delicious sandwiches, great cappuccino’s, healthy snacks and juices, a playroom, the best kids toys and gists, workshops, hairdresser and more. Yes, the perfect place for your Saturday shopping spree.
Koter & Co: on the Scheldestraat is known for their super cute collections. It’s the place to shop for the best jackets and baby suits and whatever more. I mean, you can also go here for your baby’s interior and baby shower gifts.
No time for shopping? Then just order the perfect gift online!
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.
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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Anne de Buck