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The Otherist

Address: Leliegracht 6, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 320 0420
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Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Indiana, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" playing in my head whilst shopping in this... the strangest, most eccentric, and creative shop that I saw in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands! I mean this sentiment in a good way too. No trip to this brilliant city should be done without visiting this curiosity shop. Beautiful framed butterflies, glass eyeballs, and other apothecary... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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191 reviews 191 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Walked in as we happened to walk along the street. Didn't buy anything, but they definitely had some very interesting items. Beautiful framed butterflies, beetles, crabs, stick bugs, old glasses, lovely jewelry, etc. Everything was also artfully displayed. The man working there was very friendly as well, even when I got caught taking photos. He informed me that this isn't... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If Lewis Carroll opened up his own shop, it would be The Otherist. It's such a magical place, filled with breathtaking art work, delicate porcelain, antique, design books, sophisticated jewellery and so much more. You really enter another world and you are hardly to take it all in as it's such a small museum with so much beauty inside. Don't... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best shops I've ever seen. The owners are really nice and friendly. The collection they have is extraordinary. They are not cheap, but maybe you can find yourself a beautiful oddity here. Definetely worth a visit, this place is like a little museum on its own.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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199 reviews 199 reviews
54 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Almost worth coming back just for this shop. Kind of reminds me of American Horror Story inside...in a good way. Lots of freak-show type stuff done extremely artistically. I wanted to buy up the whole shop. Great selection of mounted insects (if not a bit expensive). Beware: no photographs inside.

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Hanau, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was in The Otherist (3 Aug) looking for a gift for my wife. The shop opened up at 12 noon, and as soon as the door opened, I felt welcomed right away! I was looking for a certain ring I found at the home page. I forgot my glasses that day but the gentleman behind the counter was more... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lovely wee shop- just a quirky mix of the gorgeous and the gorgeously horrible. Found not one but two amazing rings, and a quirky gift for an artist friend back home. Joshua, one of the owners, was serving and we chatted to him for ages- so friendly and personable. Really worth checking out if you like things that are a... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I was enchanted the instant I stepped into The Otherist. The framed bugs they have on the walls were truly something else. I knew I had to get one of them so I bought a large butterfly for my parents. They loved it! :)

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

A shop to attract the person that strays off the beaten path in their taste for decor and collectibles. A unique blend of handmade objects (pre-WW2 glass eyes for instance) that you can't find in anyold shop. The two guys that run the shop are very helpful and when my wife lost her wallet the gentleman behind the counter at... More 

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