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Discover Amsterdam
Meetings and Conventions
Live, Work and Study

Conscious shopping Centrum

Get off the beaten track in the bustling Amsterdam Centrum by heading to restaurants, shops and art that prioritise the well-being of all. Visit an inclusive museum exhibiting outsider art, borrow fashionable pieces from the first clothing library in the Netherlands and sample craft beers in one of the oldest areas in the city.

Conscious shopping Centrum map 

Mama's Koelkast

Authentic food from a mom's fridge

Mama's Koelkast, which means Mama's Fridge, helps ambitious women to become independent food entrepreneurs. The company works with over 80 mothers to prepare authentic dishes and family recipes from over 25 cultures. Head to their store in the Jordaan to find several refrigerators with takeaway meals, drinks, snacks and patisserie. Each fridge is a micro-enterprise with one associated cooking mother. You can choose from 3 to 5 world cuisines daily.

Mama's Koelkast | Tweede Goudsbloemdwarsstraat 6b

The Swapshop

Image from Lotte Spek Photography

Preloved clothing store with an exchange system

Bring clothes you no longer wear and get a discount on new items in the form of a certain amount of swaps for each item. The more stylish and wearable the clothes you bring, the more swaps you get. This way, the store can maintain high quality and allow you to pick from a wide range of clothes and accessories.

The Swapshop | Haarlemmerdijk 89

Rambler Studios

Image from Romy den Dekker

Statement streetwear designed by creative young people

Rambler offers talented young people who can use extra support the opportunity to develop themselves creatively. Here, they have the unique opportunity to design, make and sell their very own streetwear collections. Check out their work and meet the makers in the store on the Zeedijk.

Rambler | Zeedijk 54

Brouwerij De Prael

All about beer and people

De Prael's craft beer is made by people who struggle to find a job elsewhere. In the tasting room, in one of the oldest areas in the city, craft beers can be tasted while enjoying delicious food and snacks. In addition, you can buy De Prael's regular and seasonal beers in the shop around the corner to gift or enjoy at home. Little tip: don't miss out on the brewery and tasting room in the Houthavens, either.

De Prael | Oudezijds Armsteeg 26 (tasting room) and Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30 (shop):

Bijzonder Amsterdams

Home decor & textile accesories handmade by unique Amsterdammers

Where else do you buy a table that no one else has? Or a hand-cast tableware, of which no piece is the same? Here! This shop sells furniture and accessories made in Cordaan's social studio. People with intellectual disabilities or mental problems can express their creativity and skills by making one-of-a-kind items. Unique, imaginative and memorable.

Bijzonder Amsterdams | Zwanenburgwal 206

Museum van de Geest

Image from Bastiaan Musscher

An authentic and inclusive museum exhibiting outsider art

Museum van de Geest, Dutch for 'Museum of the Mind', presents rotating exhibitions by self-taught artists on the outside of the art world and often society itself. Some artists are affiliated with a care institution or have a psychological disability. You can explore the imaginative inner worlds of these unique artists through unconventional, surprising art.

The Collection One

Image from Marieke Verdenius

A store and webshop with high-quality preloved and vintage clothing

Make conscious fashion choices by going for clothes and accessories made of beautiful, durable materials that will last a long time. In the (online) store, you will find clothing and accessories from sustainable brands or carefully chosen preloved and vintage items.

The Collection One | Czaar Peterstraat 128

LENA the fashion library

Borrow or buy clothes 

LENA, the first clothing library in the Netherlands, was created in 2014 to make fashion fun for everyone along the supply chain. It has already lent about 25,000 items. LENA's entire collection can be rented or purchased. By borrowing stylish and durable clothes instead of buying fast-fashion items, you can help reduce the fashion industry's negative environmental impact. In LENA's slow-working project, people with burnout get an inspiring place to recover at their own pace.

LENA the fashion library | Westerstraat 174H

I amsterdam Store

I Amsterdam store Entrance
Image from Koen Smilde

Original gifts from Amsterdam makers

Here you can find souvenirs, interior design items, chocolates and more from mainly Amsterdam entrepreneurs who make the world a bit better and more beautiful. Buy CRE8's unique and consciously crafted gifts, the sustainably produced lamps of Van Tjalle en Jasper and the recycled glasses of Brût Homeware. You can also visit the store for sightseeing advice and tickets to museums and events.

I amsterdam store | De Ruijterkade 28 (on the IJzijde of Centraal Station)