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.

Dutch Fashion – Forget wooden shoes and get to know real Dutch fashion

While walking down the streets of Amsterdam the other day, I realized how diverse and edgy Dutch fashion is and how, weirdly enough, it is quite unknown to fashionistas around the world. Yes, everyone has heard about Viktor & Rolf and the well-known supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Mark van der Loo, Lara Stone and Karen Mulder, but what about hard-core fashion? What about designers? Paris, Milan, London… what about Amsterdam!?

Shopping in Amsterdam – Shop ‘til drop in the streets of Amsterdam

Milan, Paris and New York are known for being the capitals of fashion but when it comes to shopping Amsterdam does not fall behind. Dutch design is worldwide famous and for a reason. Amsterdam offers great shopping for all budgets and styles. Designer brands, high street fashion and unique boutiques, charming book stores and lively cafes in which you can sit and relax after a long day walking down the streets of A’Dam and its endless shopping streets. It is not for nothing that one of the shopping areas of downtown Amsterdam is called the 9 Streets. Yes, 9 streets of shops almost exclusively. But there is more, much more!

The Albert Cuyp Market

Known as Amsterdam’s biggest street market the Albert Cuyp Market is a buzzing market located in the Old Pijp area. Selling your typical market products - fresh produce, clothes, flowers and foods - it’s probably nothing different to your local market back home but it does make for a great few hours browsing the stalls, mixing with the locals and trying some of the fantastic freshly made food.