Located south of the centre, De Pijp is a thriving, diverse district and is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural areas of the city. It has an impressive range of top eateries and unique boutiques. With its high concentration of cool concept stores, it offers discerning visitors a great alternative shopping destination away from Amsterdam’s busy centre ‒ and a chance to invest in local designers as well as established brands. Through these unique boutiques De Pijp captures the essence of Amsterdam’s creative and bohemian spirit. Stocking everything from handmade crafts to unique jewellery and fun fashion, De Pijp is an ideal place to find appealing souvenirs from Amsterdam. Take a look at some of the best shops to visit in De Pijp here.
Anna & Nina
Concept store Anna & Nina is the perfect place to shop for thoughtful gifts or souvenirs from Amsterdam. Filled with unique homeware, including ceramics and candles, as well as handcrafted jewellery and blankets, this is a beautiful shop to visit in De Pijp.
Anna & Nina, Gerard Doustraat 94, 1072 VX Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 204 4532
Charlie & Mary
Amsterdam is a great destination for those looking to invest in sustainable fashion, and cool concept store Charlie & Mary offers an impressive range. It stocks innovative, ethical fashion labels across womenswear and menswear and also offers sustainable jewellery and traditional lifestyle items.
Charlie & Mary, Gerard Doustraat 84, 1072 VW Amsterdam, +31 (0)6183 21449
Highly regarded as one of the best concept stores in Amsterdam, Hutspot is a haven of lifestyle brands and products. Browse the ground floor for top up-and-coming brands, pay a visit to the photo booth and barber, and also shop across established brands such as Monokel for eyewear and Ontour for menswear. The shop is always seeking out unique products that have been created with care, making it a great spot to hunt for special gifts.
Hutspot, Van Woustraat 4, 1073 LL Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 223 1331
Part store, part café, Cottoncake is one of the most beautifully curated and designed stores in De Pijp. The chic white space is filled with striking finds, from clothing made out of the softest fabrics to pretty jewellery and cool interiors. Attention to detail is key here and everything in the shop is chosen with love. The charming café, half hidden at the back, is the perfect spot to refuel after shopping.
Cottoncake, Eerste van der Helstraat 76, 1072 NZ Amsterdam +31 (0)20 789 5838
The Gatherhsop offers handmade, fair trade products from small design studios, and is one of the coolest stores for sustainable items in the city. The beautifully curated boutique is a great place for finding striking products made by talented artisans, from jewellery and homeware to beauty, clothing and accessories. With its minimalist aesthetics, clean lines and simple forms, this is a great place to find special pieces.
The Gathershop, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 19, 1053 RT Amsterdam