Must go to unique boutiques in the Negen Straatjes
Amsterdam has a variety of unique shopping streets, but the Negen Straatjes (also known as the Nine Streets) has to be one of the most popular and loved shopping districts for locals and visitors to explore. Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed down some of the most unique and independent boutiques you can only find in this lively part of De Jordaan.
Starting with an Amsterdam-essential concept store, Rain Couture provides raincoats that are suitable for all occasions, and makes anyone stand out from the crowd, while still being extremely practical. Brand founder Daphne Gerritse struggled with biking around this notoriously rainy city and finding the perfect coat that did not make her too hot or cold. From there, she built her innovative brand.
OU Boutique Stories
Are you looking for high-quality fashion items that fit the Amsterdam fashion scene? OU Boutique’s range includes boots, knitted sweaters, jeans, coats, and much more – all for an excellent price-to-quality ratio. They also constantly release new collections named ‘stories’, guaranteeing new attire whenever you are around De Jordaan.
The unique and simple designs at Magareth M will be what catch your eye first. Browse through the broad range of exceptional home accessories, fine jewellery, leather goods, and way more – many of which can only be found in their shop. If you’re looking to purchase stand-alone pieces and bring them back home, this little boutique is for you.
Anna + Nina
If your suitcase is already too full, this stylish boutique is the perfect spot to shop. Anna + Nina sells one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces inspired by their travels to interesting places like Bali, Thailand, and India. The owners created impressive out-of-the-box designs, using rich materials such as silver, gold, freshwater pearls, onyx, and brass. Each of their collections has its own character, which means you will find something you like.
They’ve got all the leather goods! Smaak Amsterdam started in 2010 with the mission to create high-quality, timeless, beautifully designed handbags and accessories that fit daily life's needs. The best part? They make sure their leather is sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers.
Whether you are looking for big or small pieces for your home, Hay is the place for that. They have a range of high-quality furniture pieces, lighting, accessories, and more for every corner of your big or small home. Their prices are affordable too, making it much more enjoyable to know you are not abusing your wallet while making your home more cosy and cute.
Ko Concept Store Amsterdam
If you’re looking for unique pieces to decorate your home, you’re at the right place. Ko combines products from all over the world to make your heart full. Their products range from home decor pieces like kitchen and living room pieces to toys and fashion staples. We especially like their designer books which are perfect for decor.
Are you looking for high-quality skin care products ranging from cleansers, to facemasks, serums, and more? Laboratory K is the place for you, it is where you can find all the Korean goodies. Their selection has a range of Vegan and organic Korean cosmetics, and they stock well-known brands such as Klairs and Georganic. You’ll be sure to find a solution for all your skin concerns.
Amsterdam is known for its special and high-quality art pieces. Check out Carre D’artistes because they offer more than 600 artists’ works at their gallery. These artists range from painters, sculptors, illustrators, street artists, and more.
In the mood for a little snack? Check out Urban Cocoa, where they offer a large range of unique chocolates and flavours like Earl Grey Tea and Strawberry, that you can only find at their stores in Amsterdam. They aim to only work with natural and fairly produced ingredients because they prioritise sustainability and the protection of the environment. Cocoa beans are sourced from various corners of the globe, alongside their other ingredients like almonds from Spain and spices from Indonesia.