Check out concept store Locals Amsterdam at the Spuistraat
Do you know concept store Locals in Amsterdam? A very nice store on the Spuistraat between the Kalverstraat and the Nine Streets. When you walk from Zara to the Nine Streets you can’t miss Locals. I think I walked by this store over 100 times. Always in a hurry! And finally I had time to go in and browse around.
Locals Amsterdam sells the coolest must haves, from jewellery to leather bags and accessories for your home. All items are made by Dutch designer. Most of the products are even produced in The Netherlands. A perfect souvenir! Really like the concept of this store. Owner Suzanne also sells her own jewellery line in the store. And trust me! You want to take it all home ;-).
I bought a quirky blue leather classic schoolbag by the Amsterdam brand Oldschool. A true eye-catcher! Most products at Locals are handmade and unique. Suzanne curates the collection for Locals and I have to say… this girl has good taste!
Pom s scarves from Amsterdam
Nice to know: Locals sells the largest collection of POM scarves in Amsterdam. So if these are your style Locals is a place you should check out. I’m going back for some Christmas shopping soon. Love the idea and story that everything is designed in The Netherlands.
Street art at Locals
And something else only a few people know… on the walls in the alley next to Locals (the Raamsteeg) you can find street art. An urban intervention, as it is called, of a human face. One of the discoveries when I did a street art tour a few weeks ago. Just look up and you can spot it too!
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From new restaurants to lunch cafes and coffee bars. Check all the lists here >>
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.
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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
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