9 streets

The area between Leidsestraat and Raadhuisstraat is known as De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets), named after the nine side streets connecting the main canals in the city centre. Together they constitute a charming neighbourhood full of unique shops, trendsetting fashion and wonderful places to drink and dine.

Shopping areas

There are many places in and around the city to get your retail fix - with different areas offering different shopping experiences. Here's I amsterdam...

Homomonument

Prinsengracht/Westerkerk
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Designed by Amsterdam-born artist Karin Daan in 1979, Amsterdam's Homomonument (gay monument) was the first of its kind. It was c...

Festina Lente

Looiersgracht 40B
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Festina Lente on the Looiersgracht is actually more like a cosy living room than a café. The decor is a mishmash of things and the...

de Glaswerkplaats

Berenstraat 41
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De Glaswerkplaats is a shop, studio and gallery located in the Negen Straatjes (9 Streets). In an area filled with well-known bran...

Wim van Krimpen

Hazenstraat 20
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Wim van Krimpen has been respected for decades as one of the most headstrong museum directors in the Netherlands and was till 2012...

Eduard Planting Gallery

Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2
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An attractive gallery in the Jordaan, specialising in showcasing fine art photographs by internationally renowned artists and upco...

Fons Welters

Bloemstraat 140
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Fons Welters is ultimately renowned for its sharp eye for young talent, supporting new artists from the Netherlands and beyond sin...

Radar Architecture & Art

Eerste Rozendwarsstraat 17
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This unassuming Rozengraght gallery was established in 2008 by architect Marco di Piaggi.

Dutch Accent

Berenstraat 41
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A good stop for souvenirs that go beyond traditional Delftware mementoes and slogan t-shirts, Dutch Accent, located in the centre ...

Café George

Leidsegracht 84
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Café George on the Leidsegracht is a stylish relaxed place to slip into from early morning to midnight. No trendy decor for this c...

Koh-I-Noor Westermarkt

Westermarkt 29HS
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Koh-I-Noor, one of the older Indian restaurants in Amsterdam, was established in 1981. The restaurant serves dishes from the North...

Antonia by Yvette

Gasthuismolensteeg 16
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Discover a collection of women’s shoes and handbags not often seen elsewhere in the Netherlands. Alongside the shop’s own exclusiv...