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The Nine Little Streets (De Negen Straatjes) Shopping Guide

Filled with specialty stores and boutiques, this area is a shopper's paradise
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  If you are looking for a unique shopping experience while in Amsterdam, de Negen Straatjes (the Nine Little Streets) is the place to... more »

Tips:  In this area most, but not all, shops accept major credit cards. You should have some cash on hand for those that don't.

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Points of Interest

Buffet Van Odette is a small, cozy canal-side cafe and a perfect place to start your day. Whether you're looking for a cappuccino, a quiche or a slice of delicious carrot cake you will find it here.

When it is busy the service can be a bit slow, but the food, drink and ambiance make it worth the wait.
Herengracht 309
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Zipper is a popular place to shop for vintage clothes. From slacks to fitted shirts to belts and hats, this is the place to try on something different. The two floors are packed with vintage styles for men and women.
Huidenstraat 7
Monday 12-6pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm (Thursday to 9pm)
Sunday 1-5pm

Ponpadour may well be the best chocolaterie in Amsterdam, with an ambiance to match. Notice the intricate woodwork, which the owner transported from a 19th century Belgian building. The chocolates are made upstairs in the French style. The cafe is warm and inviting—a wonderful place to have a cup of coffee and a delectable treat.

If you can't... More

4. Gem Kingdom

Gem Kingdom was established in 1990 in Holland. The shop offers exclusive jewelry combining unusual materials with a Gothic style. Sterling silver, gemstones, mother of pearl, engraved crystals, porcelain and other rare materials are blended into unique designs. All jewelry is either made or designed in Gem Kingdom's Amsterdam workshop.

Even if ... More

De Kaaskamer is one of the best specialty cheese shops in Amsterdam. Boasting more than 200 types, the cheeses come from England, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and (of course) Holland. There is also a large selection of organic cheeses. If you're overwhelmed by the selection let the friendly staff help you find just the right cheese to complement your... More

6. Skins Cosmetics

Skins Cosmetics offers a unique collection of fragrances, skin care products, hair care products, hair dressers and beauty treatments. Even guys will appreciate the sweet smells that hit visitors as they walk in the door.

With the help of the friendly and knowledgeable staff, you are encouraged to try out the various fragrances ranging from... More

7. Laura Dols

Laura Dols is a wonderful shop to explore. Her collection includes men's and women's quality vintage clothing, a large retro evening dress room, a bridal room and a linen room. There is even a section for children. If you look hard enough you will find a hidden gem. It's likely you will purchase from Laura herself, who has owned this store for 25 ... More

8. Hester van Eeghen shoes

Hester van Eeghen's contemporary Dutch styles have been gracing women's feet since 2000. If you like her shoe designs you should check out her handbag boutique at No. 37, at the end of the block on the same side of the street.
Hartenstraat 1
Monday 1-6pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm

9. Het Kleikollektief

This small shop on Hartenstraat is easy to miss. It is, however, a real gem. Inside rows of shelves are stacked with colorful handmade clay creations. Alongside the shelves are workbenches for the ceramic artists who work right alongside the shoppers. The owners/ceramicists are Klaartje Kamermans and Corien Ridderkhoff. When you visit the shop you... More

10. Eddy Varekamp Prints

Eddy Varekamp specializes in lino printing and his studio is only a short bike ride away from this wonderful gallery. Official hours are 1-5pm on Saturdays but you can call him during the rest of the week and he will open the shop for you.

If you're looking for a unique print to remember your Amsterdam experience, one of his specialties is... More

11. LockStock & Barrell

LockStock & Barrel's collection has been called "high-end urban-casual." The owners pick out brands and designers that fit their aesthetic. Catering to men and women, the assortment in the shop ranges from shoes to hats and from leather bags to jewelery.

The French flavor of brands such as Vanessa Bruno, Sessun, BA&SH and Swildens go well... More

12. De Maagd & De Leuw

De Maagd & De Leeuw (The Maiden & the Lion) ladies fashion collection represents sophisticated French chic and style. Sara, the proprietor, sources her collection and accessories directly from Paris.

The style is described as "petite, fitted and feminine." There is a large selection of dresses, blouses, skirts, pants and fitted shirts. If... More

If all this shopping has made you hungry, the final stop is the place for you. Outside the Hartenkaas sandwich shop is a hand-written sign that boasts "The best sandwiches of Amsterdam!"—and they may be right.

The ambiance of the interior leaves a lot to be desired, but don't let that deter you from trying one of the delicious sandwiches. There ... More