Art & Antiques

Spiegelkwartier - Amsterdam's art and antiques district


Spiegelkwartier with the Rijksmuseum in the background

Discover Amsterdam's best shopping areas and shoppings streets with our guide. From luxury shops such as De Bijenkorf, quirky stores like in The Nine Streets, to bargain fashions at Amsterdam's daily markets, long commercial shopping streets such as Kalverstraat, Nieuwendijk and more.

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Spiegelgracht

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat runs between the world-famous Rijksmuseum and Keizersgracht, its history goes back as far as the 17th century. In this historic neighborhood with its typical old Dutch houses about 100 art specialists have their galleries, offices and stores.


Centre of art and antique stores

In and around this street with its many characteristic Amsterdam facades more than 70 art and antique dealers have set up business. These specialists offer a wide range of objects, ranging from Egyptian antiquities which are 6,000 years old to seventeenth-century Delft ware, from antique Chinese porcelain to abstract modern art. You name it, it is for sale in the Spiegelkwartier. This makes the Spiegelkwartier a must-see quarter for those with an eye for the unique, rare and beautiful.

Art and antique stores shopping route

Start your walk at Leidseplein and turn left into Weteringschans.

After a 5-minute walk you will see the Rijksmuseum on your right. Turn left; you are now in the Spiegelkwartier District.

You will find the first antique stores here. At the corner of Weteringschans and Spiegelgracht you will see art store Famous Amsterdam on the right in the Museum Plaza building; on the left-hand corner there is Reflex Gallery which sells contemporary art.

Reflex Modern Art Gallery on the corner of Weteringschans and Spiegelgracht

If you keep on walking you will get to Keizersgracht. Turn left there and you will find yourself in familiar territory, in Leidsestraat.

Best stores


Mark Raven Art Home

Affordable artwork (sketches, drawings and etchings) and prints (t-shirts, posters) related to Amsterdam

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 174 (Dam)

Saks Off 5th

New American outlet store located on the 5th floor of Kalverpassage shopping centre.

Singel 457 (Canal Belt)


All types of 'themed' tableware, home and living products, bags, school supplies, bed linen, and more.

Gerard Doustraat 69 (De Pijp)

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