For the green-thumbed and plant-lovers, Wildernis (translate: wilderness) is the greenest place to be. This cute, new shop in Old West, just around the corner from the Kinkerstraat, sells garden tools, special seeds and compost; but also botanical prints, fashionable plant hangers and stunning houseplants.
Create your own urban jungle
The idea behind Wildernis is to make Amsterdam’s inhabitants enthusiastic about greenery, because we like our capital leafy, clean and healthy. And why not start that philosophy at home on your balcony, roof terrace or garden? Release your inner gardener and grow your own herbs – because pasta really tastes better with homemade basil, right? Next to gardening tools and plants you can also shop for inspiring books, vases and little beehives or butterfly [homes]. And if you have no idea what you’re doing, you can sign up for several workshops to create that ultimate urban jungle at home. Oh, and you can get coffee too.