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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.

Shops

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  1. 1. Sprmrkt - Shops

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    Sprmrkt, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Sprmrkt

    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.Show this on map

    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

    Sprmrk

  2. 2. Jan Jansen Shoes - Shops

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    Jan Jansen Shoes, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Jan Jansen Shoes

    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.Show this on map

    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

  3. 3. De Bijenkorf - Shops

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    De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam. Courtesy of De Bijenkorf

    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.Show this on map

    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

    Bijenkorf Website

Markets

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  1. 4. Waterlooplein Flea Market - Markets

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

    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.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

    Address

    Waterlooplein, Amsterdam 1011 NV

    Transport

    Waterlooplein metro

  2. 5. Albert Cuyp Market - Markets

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

    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.Show this on map

    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

  3. 6. Boerenmarkt - Markets

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    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.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Sat 9am-4pm

    Address

    Noordermarkt, Amsterdam 1015 MV

    Transport

    Stop/Go bus from Centraal Station to Noordermarkt

    Website

    Boerenmarkt Website

Specialists

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  1. 7. De Kaaskamer - Specialists

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    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.Show this on map

    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

    Website

    De Kaaskamer Website

  2. 8. Jorrit Heinen - Specialists

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    Jorrit Heinen, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Jorrit Heinen

    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).Show this on map

    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

  3. 9. Koffie Cultuur Centrum - Specialists

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    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.Show this on map

    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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