Independent boutiques, vintage shops and specialty stores

Discover Amsterdam’s independent shopping streets

While many visitors head straight to the busy chain-stores on Kalverstraat, those in the know get their retail therapy at one of the city’s more locally flavoured shopping paradise. The most well-known of these is De Negen Straatjes or ‘The Nine Streets’ at a quaint warren of cobbled streets that connect the main canals between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstraat.

Here you’ll find over 200 retailers, including a fine selection of independent boutiques, vintage shops and specialty stores selling everything from designer dresses to handmade cosmetics. If you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, skip the tourist traps and shop for authentic Dutch design and quality Amsterdam brands at the Local Goods Store in De Hallen or the I Amsterdam Store in Central Station.