Shopping

Top 5 Amsterdam Squares

Perfectly positioned at various locations across the city, many of which are just minutes away from several of our Amsterdam holiday apartments, Amsterdam’s superb collection of iconic squares are all definitely worthy of a visit. Ranging from famous landmarks to nightlife hotspots, each individual square offers something for everyone who visits this truly remarkable city.

The Waterlooplein Flea Market – A true Amsterdam goldmine

Although Amsterdam is most famous for its canals, numerous coffee shops, uncanny museums and the red light district, the city also hides many other gems waiting to be discovered by the more-adventurous visitors. So drop your classic tourist booklets and dare to go beyond the usual sights! First step – The Waterlooplein Flea Market!

Amsterdam Day Trips: Haarlem Calling

Affectionately regarded as a “miniature Amsterdam,” the city of Haarlem makes a rewarding destination for a break from the Netherlands’ capital, combining a friendly village vibe with beautiful architecture and exemplary cultural, dining and retail opportunities.

The Ten Commandments to follow while you’re in the Venice of the North – a selection of 10 Dos and Don’ts .

If you’re planning a trip to the one and only Amsterdam – the capital of the Netherlands and the Mecca of some of the most amazing sights and attractions in Europe (if not in the world), it’s quite easy to get lost already at the starting point. After all, the broad spectrum of options may make your head dizzy. However, if you remember about the 10 useful tips listed below, moving around and about the city should a fun experience and a piece of cake – a delicious one, too.

Top 5 Ways To Get Around Amsterdam

Getting around Amsterdam is easy, most things are within easy reach on foot but sometimes you may want to give your feet a rest and try a little local locomotion!

The GVB network is well integrated enabling you to buy one ticket and travel across any bus, train, tram, or metro though the metro is only really used for going to the suburbs. By far the easiest way to get around the city is on foot as many of the attractions are within walking distance of one another; travelling on foot allows you to absorb the ambience of the city and offers no restrictions.

The Amsterdam Markets Guide – Shop like you mean it!

Shopping is always fun, but what’s the point of traveling to a different/new city if you are only going to enter an enclosed air-conditioned shopping mall which might as well be anywhere else on the planet? Same brands, same goods, perhaps different prices but don’t tell me you traveled all the way to Amsterdam just to try and save a few bucks/euros on that enter_generic_brand_here coat or pair of pants? No, no, no…if you made it to Amsterdam and want to do some shopping – you really ought to check out the city markets. Not only are they all unique, but there’s quite a few around the city offering everything from food and clothes to electronics, souvenirs, art and second hand goods. And they really are in Amsterdam – you can see it, you can feel it, and you can even smell it in the air.

Kalverstraat – highstreet fashion in the heart of Amsterdam

If you love shopping and you want to get the best Dutch and international highstreet brands in town, head to the always lively Kalverstraat, just a few steps off Dam Square.

9-Streets – Endless Shopping Fun

If you think that Amsterdam is just museums, bikes, flowers, windmills, coffee shops and canals, think twice. Amsterdam is that and much, much more. One of the things that Amsterdam offers and is slightly unknown is its shopping districts… When I came here as a tourist for the first time I could not help but noticing the variety and colorfulness of stores downtown, especially in the 9-Straatjes (the 9 Streets Shopping District) right in the city centre. Fasten your seatbelts, because I am going to introduce you now to la crème de la crème of the Negen Straatjes. 9-Streets of Fashion = endless shopping. Bear with me.

Amsterdam, everyone’s city

One of Europe’s most visited capitals Amsterdam isn’t just about the red lights and the smoke-filled cafes. Its relaxed atmosphere, the cultural history and varied activities on offer make it a desirable city amongst all age groups while the quality of its offerings keep people coming back for more and are also attracting many new visitors every year.

Marqt on Overtoom

If you’re after some shopping, but looking for something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary, then forget places like Super de Boer or Albert Heijn. Of course, they are there whenever and wherever you might need them, but if you’re visiting Amsterdam, you should definitely go more ‘local’ and check out the organic-oriented Mecca of everything fresh and tasty – the Marqt on Overtoom in the exciting area of Vondelbuurt.