Amsterdam Sights

Typical stores in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

Amsterdam has been a shopper's paradise since the Dutch Golden Age. Below you'll find an overview of the most well-known stores of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Hema

HEMA

www.hema.nl
Dutch department store with favourable prices that offers everything from homeware to clothing, office supplies to sausages (rookworst). The Hema is Holland's best kept secret. It is how most Dutch people would like to see themselves. It is reasonable, easygoing, fair, thrifty and classless, based on rationality and clarity. The Hema prides itself on brining high standards of design to a mass public. And to a large degree it succeeds.

ALBERT HEIJN

www.ah.nl

XENOS

www.xenos.nl

action

ACTION

www.action.nl
a rapidly growing international non-food discounter with more than 800 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and Austria.

KRUIDVAT

www.kruidvat.nl

BLOKKER

www.blokker.nl
586 stores in the Netherlands

DE BIJENKORF

www.bijenkorf.nl

C&A

www.c-en-a.nl

Small specialised authentic stores or chains

A. van Wees

Slijterij de Ooievaar

a geneva and liquor store of A. van Wees distillery De Ooievaar in the Jordaan neighborhood

De Peperbol

De Peperbol

a specialist shop for condiments on the Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp neighborhood

Specialised typical Amsterdam chains

FEBO

Febo www.febo.nl
a fast food chain of automatiek restaurants, where you can buy snacks, like kroket or frikandel, from coin-operated windows. Make sure you've got some coins on you.

ijscuypje

IJscuypje

Amsterdam chain of ice cream parlors at 9 locations in the city

rituals

Rituals

luxurious yet affordable home and body cosmetics that are inspired by different ancient Eastern traditions

Historical shops

about 75 shops in Amsterdam are at least 100 years old


Daily street market

Amsterdam's best daily market for everything is the Albert Cuyp Market


Must-see shopping

... in the Kalverstraat, the busiest shopping street of Amsterdam


Fun Shopping

An alternative route through the Jordaan, an old working-class district which is known for its narrow streets and canals, along which you will find many tiny specialised shops, as well as pubs and restaurants.