go treat yourself to a new pair of sneakers in one of these stores
Shoes have always been one of my weak spots. When someone says the word sneaker I start drooling already. I honestly can’t walk into a sneaker store without becoming greedy right away. But the offer of sneakers in Amsterdam can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we selected 10 x sneaker stores Amsterdam that you really want to visit if you like shoes.
Baskèts >> sneaker stores amsterdam
Great clothes and exclusive sneakers can be shopped at Baskèts. You can find Baskèts in the Jordaan and in De Pijp in the great Gerard Doustraat. We want to buy everything in the store right away.
Elandsgracht 57-59 & Gerard Doustraat 96, baskets-store.com
sneaker district >> sneaker stores amsterdam
There’s lots to see at Sneaker District. In their store on the Rozengracht everything comes together, but they also have a nice webshop. In the store you’ll find plenty of great shoes that shout: come to mama! From Vans and Reebok and everything in between. And they also sell great watches and other goodies. Oh, and check out the duplicate of The Night Watch on the wall. So cool!
Rozengracht 21, sneakerdistrict.nl
no boys allowed >> sneaker stores amsterdam
The name says it all: men have to leave this store immediately ;-). They only sell sneakers for women at No Boys Allowed, and that is a great change in between the many shops that are mainly focussed on selling male sneakers.
Prinsestraat 104, noboysallowed.nl
patta >> sneaker stores amsterdam
Patta was probably the first store in Amsterdam that made clear that sneaker culture was a big thing in the Netherlands too. They opened their doors in 2004. Now Patta can be found in between the red lights of the Red Light District. Next to special Nike and New Balance editions Patta also sells cool pieces of clothing. For example by their own brand.
Zeedijk 67, patta.nl
sunika >> sneaker stores Amsterdam
Sunika is right next to our favourite Asian street food spot Happyhappyjoyjoy in West. And the good part is that you can stay in the Asian atmosphere when going to Sunika. Sunika means sneaker in Japanese! Nice touch: the sneakers (for example Adidas and Puma) are presented on chop sticks. Funny right?
Read our blog about Sunika here >>
concrete >> sneaker stores amsterdam
At The Concrete Store in the City Centre design, lifestyle and fashion all come together. Next to a store it is also a gallery in which exhibitions are hosted regularly. A small, but exclusive sneaker collection and lots of special clothing make Concrete worth a visit.
Spuistraat 250, concrete.nl
290sqm >> sneaker stores amsterdam
290 Square Meters is also in the City Centre. It’s a cool shop with more than just shoes. The collection also consists of hand made jewellery, clothing and everything else lifestyle related.
Houtkopersdwarsstraat 3, 290sqm.com
SEVENTYFIVE >> sneaker stores AMSTERDAM
At Seventyfive you won’t necessarily shop Amsterdam’s most exclusive sneakers, but the offer is still nice. When sale starts they often have very competitive prices. Very much worth a visit! Oh, and they even have three shops to choose between.
Nieuwe Hoogstraat 24, Van Woustraat 14 & Haarlemmerdijk 55C, seventyfive.com
maha >> sneaker stores amsterdam
Maha hasn’t been open for that long, but is already a nice addition to the street wear offer in Amsterdam. They are located on the Vijzelstraat in the Canal District and have a great collection of shoes, accessories, clothing and socks. It’s also a good place to go when you’re looking for a nice gift.
Vijzelstraat 105, facebook.com/mahaamsterdam
ben-g >> sneaker stores amsterdam
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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