shopping

Find the best souvenir, a unique vintage dress or the latest designer handbag in Amsterdam, hunt for antiques, score some limited-edition trainers or the newest interior design gem. With everything from multi-storey department stores to exclusive boutiques, Amsterdam inspires even the most discerning shopper. And part of the charm of the shopping experience in Amsterdam is the lovely neighbourhoods you’ll often discover along the way.

King's Day street markets

As a city built on trade, Amsterdammers love to haggle and there’s no better place to pick up a bargain than at the citywide vrijmarkt ('free market')...

Authentic Haarlem

Authentic Haarlem is the capital of the province of Noord-Holland and its historical role in the region dates back to the 13th century.