Shopping

Your guide to the best Amsterdam shops and markets, style and fashion



Best independent stores

290 Square Meters

  • Critics choice

In its former space, this shop/agency/gallery's claim to fame was that it was the first place in the world where people could purchase customised Nikes. Now, in a more spacious former bank vault, it offers a spectrum of goods, ranging from bikes to fashion,

  1. Houtkopersdwarsstraat 3
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Frozen Fountain

  • Critics choice

The ‘Froz’ is a paradise for lovers of contemporary furniture. It stays abreast of innovative Dutch designers like Piet Hein Eek, the maestro of furniture made from recycled wood; it also sells stuff by the non-Dutch likes of Marc Newsom, plus modern classics and

  1. Prinsengracht 645
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Concerto

  • Critics choice

Head here for classic Bach recordings, obscure Beatles items, or that fave Diana Ross album that got nicked from your party. There are also second-hand 45s and new releases at decent prices.

  1. Utrechtsestraat 52-60
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Condomerie het Gulden Vlies

  • Critics choice

A variety of rubbers of the non-erasing kind to wrap up trouser snakes of all shapes and sizes in a store that's equal parts amusing and inspiring.

  1. Warmoesstraat 141
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