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Shopping in Amsterdam

Street markets abound in Amsterdam. Among the best are the historic Waterlooplein Flea Market, the huge Albert Cuyp Market and the organic Boerenmarkt farmers' market. There are fashionable shopping streets like Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat and Rokin, antiques in Spiegelkwartier, funky boutiques in Jordaan, and intriguing specialists along Nine Little Streets. Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from about 9.30am to 6.30pm (until 9pm Thursday), and some are open from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday.

De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam. Courtesy of De Bijenkorf
Sprmrkt, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Sprmrkt
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Sprmrkt

Lifestyle store

An Aladdin's cave filled with delights, Sprmrkt has no vowels in its name but stocks everything from vintage furniture to books, CDs and the latest designer fashions and accessories. Its rambling store is situated near the edge of central Amsterdam.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-6pm (from 12pm Sun & Mon & until 8pm Thu)

Address

191-193, Rozengracht, Amsterdam 1016 LZ

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 330 56 01

Transport

Tram 13, 14, 17 to Rozengracht-Marnixstraat

Website

Sprmrkt Website

De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam. Courtesy of De Bijenkorf
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De Bijenkorf

Classy department store

The flagship branch of the Netherlands' upmarket department store chain De Bijenkorf has a city-centre location. Six floors sell women's and men's fashions and accessories, cosmetics, household items, books, toys, CDs and DVDs. Dine at the continental restaurant La Ruche.



Opening Hours

Mon 11am-7pm; Tue-Sat 9.30am-7pm (until 9pm Thu & Fri); Sun 12pm-6pm

Address

1, Dam, Amsterdam 1012 JS

Telephone

0900 0919 (within Netherlands only)

Transport

Tram 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 to the Dam

Website

De Bijenkorf Website

Jan Jansen Shoes, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Jan Jansen Shoes
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Jan Jansen Shoes

Footwear for fashionistas

Art and design have earned Jan Jansen Shoes, near the Dam, a place in worldwide museums and galleries. A well-heeled crowd select each piece of leather to be used in making up an exclusive and very individual pair of shoes.



Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Address

42, Rokin, Amsterdam 1012 KT

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 625 1350

Transport

Tram 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 to Dam or Spui

Website

Jan Jansen Shoes Website

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Boerenmarkt

Organic farmers' market

The Boerenmarkt which takes place outside the Noorderkerk (North Church), caters to Amsterdam's appetite for organic produce, health foods and natural products. Popular items at this farmers' market include fruit and vegetables, homemade bread, colourful Dutch cheeses and natural soap.



Opening Hours

Sat 9am-4pm

Address

Noordermarkt, Amsterdam 1015 MV

Transport

Stop/Go bus from Centraal Station to Noordermarkt

Website

Boerenmarkt Website

Waterlooplein Flea Market, Amsterdam. © Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
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Waterlooplein Flea Market

All kinds of bargains

Jeans, fake fur coats, battered leather jackets, bric-a-brac and old CDs and vinyl records make up Amsterdam's classic Waterlooplein Flea Market. Other finds on this central square might include cooking pots, coal scuttles, bargain watches or prints of Dutch cities.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Address

Waterlooplein, Amsterdam 1011 NV

Transport

Waterlooplein metro

Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam. © Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
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Albert Cuyp Market

Street stalls

Amsterdam's finest street market, the Albert Cuyp Market has more than 250 stalls selling everything from good-value food to clothes, flowers, plants and cosmetics. It stretches for a kilometre along Albert Cuypstraat street in the De Pijp district.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

Address

Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam 1072 CT

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 678 1678

Transport

Tram 16, 24 to Albert Cuypstraat

Website

Albert Cuyp Market Website

Jorrit Heinen, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Jorrit Heinen
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Jorrit Heinen

Upscale porcelain and gifts

Jorrit Heinen on Muntplein is the flagship store of a small exclusive chain selling traditional Dutch Delftware, Makkumware and other fine porcelain, along with crystal gifts. This branch is housed inside the medieval Munttoren (Mint Tower).



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm; Sun 11am-6pm

Address

12, Muntplein, Amsterdam 1012 WR

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 623 2271

Transport

Tram 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 to Muntplein

Website

Jorrit Heinen Website

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De Kaaskamer

Treasury of cheese

On a chic side street off Prinsengracht, De Kaaskamer ('the cheese room') sells speciality cheeses, among them giant wheels of Dutch cheese, cumin-flavoured komijnenkaas, and aged Gouda. If it's not too busy, you can try before you buy.



Opening Hours

Mon 12pm-6pm; Tue-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

7, Runstraat, Amsterdam 1017 GJ

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 62 33 483

Transport

Tram 1, 2, 5 to Spui

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Koffie Cultuur Centrum

Coffee culture

Close to Amsterdam's Royal Palace, the Koffie Cultuur Centrum made its name for selling coffee accessories, such as designer espresso machines that any coffee fan would lust after. Today it also sells some fine coffees of its own.



Opening Hours

Tue-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm

Address

133, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam 1012 RJ

Telephone

+31 (0) 20 627 7599

Transport

Tram 1, 2, 5, 13, 14, 17 to the Dam

Website

Koffie Cultuur Centrum Website

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