Conscious shopping Zuid
Grab a good coffee and a brioche from an organic bakery that guides people with intellectual disabilities before you embark on an Amsterdam Zuid tour that takes you everywhere, from shops with timeless vintage fashion and pre-loved children's clothing to a climbing forest for the perfect outdoor adventure.
Conscious shopping Zuid map
Fairtrade interior design
In this home furnishings store, you will find accessories with a meaningful story. Van Verre has been building lasting relationships with makers of traditional crafts worldwide for more than 20 years. Here you will find plaids made of vintage saris from India, woven rugs from Bolivia and handmade jewellery from Mali. The creators receive a fair price, which contributes to preserving their cultural crafts.
Coffee and lunch with a social mission
Pop by for delicious sandwiches, soup, muffins and coffee. Under the supervision of a recognised trainer and experienced staff, young people who need more guidance receive a work placement, which allows them to complete their education and gain job experience. In addition to being a lunch room, De Pits is a catering company and event location.
De Aanzet & Natural Care
Organic supermarket with true prices
Since 1981, De Aanzet, which aptly translates to "the beginning", has been an organic and vegetarian store with as many local products as possible. In 2020 they became the first store in the world to adopt True Pricing. In addition to guaranteeing fair pricing to farmers and producers, a True Price includes previously hidden environmental and social costs, such as carbon emissions. Above all, De Aanzet is a cosy and inspiring store where you can also go for natural care products and craft workshops.
Ziggy + Lucy
Concept store with second-hand children's clothing
You can buy and bring preloved children's clothing from brands such as Maed for Mini, Bobo Choses, Gray Label and Donsje. Invest in these high-quality items, which you can reuse at least two or three times. The shop also features a selection of handmade accessories and gifts from small European producers.
Timeless vintage, handmade jewellery and plants
The two sisters who own the store select the vintage pieces with care. Expect to find unique items such as Mexican and Afghan dresses, embroidered sweaters and colourful waistcoats. In addition to clothing, they sell plants and pots, vintage bags, jewellery and natural cosmetics. Indianaweg has a second store on Kinkerstraat.
Sustainable, inclusive and future-proof fashion
As a "playground filled with future-proof brands", Verse Store curates apparel, footwear, accessories, jewellery and wellness products from the next generation of game changers. Expect vegan, locally-sourced, ethically-produced and eco-friendly items that also help reduce waste by using recycled materials or zero packaging. Verse also supports independent labels and brands founded by women and minority communities.
Proudly prepared organic bread
At this organic bakery, people with intellectual disabilities work under the guidance of professional bakers. Visit for good coffee, brioches and a rich assortment of bread to take home. Or purchase handmade gifts lovingly created in Iambe's textile workshop.
O My Bag
Sustainably and fairly made bags
Choose from beautiful bags, wallets, laptop sleeves and more for both women and men. O My Bag, which is a certified B Corp, creates positive change by giving craftspeople in small communities in India fair prices and safe working conditions. The company has already created 864 jobs, prevented the use of tens of thousands of litres of chemicals and positively impacted the lives of almost 10,000 people in these communities through social projects.
A unique taste experience in the dark
Eat and drink in the dark while being served by sight-impaired staff. Because you don't see anything, your senses of smell and taste get sharper, making the dining experience truly special. You can enjoy dinner, brunch, high tea, and wine and beer tastings in a small or large group.
A climbing forest for the perfect outdoor adventure
How high do you dare to climb at Fun Forest? Follow a high route between the trees with family, friends, schoolmates or work colleagues. This social enterprise supports young people facing employment difficulties by helping them build up work experience and self-confidence to continue their studies or reintegrate into the labour market.