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Oswald Amsterdam: a shopping walhalla for vintage lovers in Bos en Lommer

20 November 2017

at Oswald Amsterdam you want everything, really éverything

Oswald Amsterdam is your new go to place if you’re looking for beautiful, special and one-of-a-kind vintage pearls! A new vintage store in Bos en Lommer that is already giving the neighbourhood an upgrade. With Samen and Bar Roseval around the corner, this neighbourhood is getting hipper and hipper and I notice that I’m not the only one to find that. Last weekend I cycled half an hour through bad weather to see (and buy ;-)) the pink, velvet couch that I spotted on Instagram. Once I enter the store I see that the store is filled with enthusiastic vintage lovers and especially neigbours. Everyone agrees: what an asset!

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At Oswald Amsterdam you score very nice vintage items of good quality and for a great price. And believe me, you’ll find a place for everything (whether it’s an old school beach chair or a vase from Romania) in your house… Because you want everything, really everything!

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vintage pearls from all out of the country at Oswald Amsterdam

Everything you see in the store is for sale and can leave the store with love. Even though there are a number of items that Esther would very much like to keep, think of the pink, velvet couch (sorry not sorry, it’s mine ;-)) Seems pretty dangerous to me, owner of such a vintage shop… The items at Oswald Amsterdam come from all over the country. When there is a free spot in this vintage walhalla, Esther grabs the car and drives through the Netherlands to return home with new fun items. I’m a fan!

Ps: if the name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because of the book The Visitor of Roald Dahl!

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My new red, velvet couch!!

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Happy shoppings at Oswald Amsterdam!

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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