Oh my oh my, the year of 2016 has been treating us very well. Not only have we welcomed a lot of new restaurants – let’s name a Ma’dam in A’dam Toren and Baut in the V&D – or clubs like Shelter, De School and Claire – but also when it comes to shopping this year has been quite the party. Because woah, so many fine shops have entered the city. That’s why we take a moment to look back and have listed the best new shops in 2016 in Amsterdam for you. Now go on that Christmas shopping spree!
these are the best new shops in 2016 in amsterdam!
Anna + Nina Atelier: The past year already the third shop of the very successful Anna + Nina opened its doors. Now you can also shop vintage furniture, presents and fine jewelery on the Reguliersgracht.
Verse Good Store: jewels, bags, cometics for skin and hair and very nice clothing. Verse on the Prinsengracht only sells the good stuff and all is sustainable. Love!
The Pelican Studio: a beautiful building with very beautiful brands. From day one The Pelican Studio on the Raadhuisstraat keeps surprising you. Not only because of their fine collection, but also because the store is just so big.
Xbank: fashion, art, design, stationary, fine accessories, books, yes,, they got about everything at the concept store of the W hotel. When looking for a special gift, this is the place to be.
Fabienne Chapot: okay, not completely new but this one had to be in tis list. 2016 has been the year that Fabienne turned Fab into Fabienne Chapot and of course the shop needed to be redesigned as well. All those beautiful purses, shoes and other accessories are calling your name even louder now ;-)
Otentic Perfumes: and suddenly the perfume game in Amsterdam got changed. At Otentic you can discover your new favorite fragrance by testing 7 basic perfumes. A true recommendation!
WolfWare Store: the newest fashion boutique of the Hartenstraat. At WoflWare you shop stylish clothes for yourself, but also for the little ones they got everything you want.
Colourful Rebel: cool prints with funny quotes and an instagram proof fitting room. The men behind Colourful Rebel have opened their flagship store on the Heiligeweg and its filled with happy items for him & her.
Het Gelderlandplein: also the Gelderlandplein got a transformation and oh my, hello nice shopping mall! Here you find everything under one roof: hairdressers, boutiques and more.
Huis Gekaapt: besides all the new fashion stores there’s a new interior valhalla as well. At Huis Gekaapt you shop everything for your Pinterest home.
These are the best 10 new shops in 2016 in Amsterdam. What’s your favorite? Let us know in a comment!
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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