Yes, yes. What's a trip without shopping? Exactly! That's what I thought. That's why I've listed the nicest shopping streets in Amsterdam for you. Shop them!
1). 9 streets
Starting with the cutest. The 9 streets are often known
tourists because it's a really well-suited place. The 9 streets are – how
surprising – 9 small streets (3 x 3) in the City Centre of Amsterdam:
Gasthuismolensteeg, Oude spiegelstraat, Wijde Heisteeg, Hartenstraat,
Wolf Street, Huidenstraat, Reestraat, Berenstraat and Runstraat. These streets
are in the middle of the canal belt. Between the Prinsengracht to the
Keizersgracht, Herengracht and last to the Singel or vice versa. It's
so a nice way to walk through the canals super nice things too
Shopping. In the 9 streets they do not sell internationally large brands such as
H&M or Zara. The streets consist of – as they say – shield-like monuments, authentic shops
and special catering. And it is! For the fun concept stores and separate
shops must be in the 9 streets. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon is also
really one of my favorite things to go hiking through the Jordan river and the 9
2). Haarlemmerstraat & Haarlemmerdijk
Jaaaa! These are two streets because the Haarlemmerstraat overflows into the Haarlemmerdijk – and vice versa. This street was chosen by visitors to the website NLstraat in 2011 as the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands. That says something, right? On this street you will find everything: from vintage, clothing, boutiques, salons, stuff, interior, fair trade, accessories, toys, gifts, jewelleries, books, electronics and delicacies, sports, organic shops, restaurants to drink or eat, cheese farmer, concept stores up to the oldest cinema in Amsterdam: The Movies. In short: enough to spend hours. This street is very close to the Amsterdam Central Station and therefore a nice walking route to start your trip to Amsterdam. Again you won't find any commercial names here, but shops like you don't know them yet.
3). Utrecht Street
'In the Utrecht straat you can go to more than 95 places to to shop, eat and drink and even stay overnight.'
This is actually one you can't miss. This street is also located in the middle of the Canal Belt and is really a bustling street. The shops again consist of – no commercial – nice small boutiques, gifts, wines, fun entertainment venue for both a drink and dinner, furniture, perfect places for a new outfit. No, not too short in the Utrecht street of variation.
The Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam West and is part of the Kinkerbuurt. I have to say right away that the streets around kinkerstraat – Bilderdijkstraat and De Clerqstraat – are also super fun. So if you decide to go to kinkerstraat during your trip to Amsterdam, the surrounding streets certainly don't skip! The Kinkerstraat is different than the aforementioned streets. Here you will find a little more practical shops like Albert Heijn, Etos, Action máár also many hotspots: the best coffee at Coffee Room & Lot Sixty One, the tastiest nachos at Kade West, my hummus king at the Ten Kate Market, the choice is huge from Gin Tonics at the Food halls and my favorite concept store: HIJACKED. The street is in line with the Elandsgracht (which is again the end of the 9 streets). All in all: one of the nicest shopping streets in Amsterdam.
5). Albert Cuypstraat
In the heart of De Pijp: The Albert Cuypstraat. I think many of you know this street. It is one of the most famous places from Amsterdam. On the Albert Cuypstraat every day – with exception of Sunday – the Albert Cuypmarkt place. When visiting Amsterdam, actually also hears a visit to the Albert Cuyp. It's market as we know it: fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers, plants, juices, clothing, herring, stroopwafels and loud screaming market men. The market is located in the middle of the bustling district of De Pijp. This neighborhood is really a place where there are many decoys and also like to be on Friday nights or Saturday day for dinner, drinks, shopping, breakfast and/or coffee. So it's outside tourist also a local place. When you go to the Albert Cuyp Market So I would also advise you to walk around de Pijp! Oh, yes, by the way, you knew that with 260 stalls, the Albert Cuyp is the largest day market in Europe Is?
And finally the famous shopping streets: the Kalverstraat: this is the most famous shopping street in Amsterdam. You'll find all the major stores here, including Zara, H&M, Rituals, Adidas and Monki. It also chokes here from the tourist shops where you can buy merchandise and things like Nutella, peanut butter, cheese and sprinkles. Like the Nieuwmarkt, by the way, this is prior to the Kalverstraat from the Amsterdam Central Station. The Nieuwmarkt is one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and is a square in Amsterdam's Chinatown, around the Wallen area. A real draw! Asian food? Then go to the Zeedijk. Although this is a rather tourist spot and not all restaurants are the most cozy, the food is fantastic! And then last but not least: The PC Hooftstraat. This is for readers among us who are looking for some more luxurious brands such as Chanel, Dior, Nespresso, Sheep & Lemon, Tiffany & Co, Dolce & Gabanna, Armani, Oger, Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Prada.
These are the nicest shopping streets in Amsterdam! I am very curious what your favourite shopping street in Amsterdam is?