Amsterdam Shopping GuideThursday 03 July 2014 by Irina Catana Amsterdam is a shopping experience like no other, with everything from antiques to top brands and more.
If searching for the lower end of the money spectrum, the Albert Cuypmarkt sells everything from shrimps to slippers. Although the clothes on sale aren’t usually the top of the range items, when searching for a bargain it will surely satisfy. With local humour and a laid back atmosphere, the market which is located in the centre of the 19th century quarter De Pijp will give you the ultimate Amsterdam market experience.
When in need of a rambling shopping day, wonder through the nine streets, or de Negen Straatjes, for the widest variety and largest number of shops the city has to offer. The wonderful buildings dating back to the 17th century house over 200 shops, for both men, woman, shoes food and more. Located a five minute walk from Dam square in the canal district, the streets connecting the canals are now part of a UNESCO world heritage site, indicating its beauty.
If you are in search of a souvenirs then Damrak, the street between Amsterdam station and Dam square, and Leidsestraat, close to the Leidseplein entertainment area are the places to head. Damrak will instantly display the real hustle and bustle of the city, catering mainly for tourists this street is in huge supply of tiny windmills, wooden shoes, as well as other local items. The Leidsestraat has a reputation of being the most appealing street in Amsterdam for shopping. Bordering the entertainment area there is no shortage of cafes, bars or theatres close by. Boasting high end clothing and typical Dutch souvenirs you really can get lost in the shops!
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