Amsterdam Sights


Amsterdam's art and antiques district

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

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.

Spiegelkwartier is situated roughly between Rijksmuseum and Herengracht

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.

Spiegelgracht view from Prinsengracht

Shopping route: art and antique stores

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.

How to get there?

tram1, 2, 5 - Get off at Leidseplein and turn left into Weteringschans
parkingParking De Hoofdstad

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Spiegelgracht

The place to be for: antique glassware and crockery, procelain dolls, paintings, Russian icons, antique wall tiles, pipes, pocket watches, asiatic art

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