The best concept stores in Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s creative and bohemian spirit is channelled by the city’s distinctive concept stores. Stocking everything from handmade crafts and unique jewellery to the best in Dutch design, Amsterdam’s concept stores are hard to beat
Located in the vibrant de Pijp district, Kolifleur is a great place to source modern second-hand clothing. Mirroring the area’s laid-back bohemian vibe, the store offers a superb edit of cool brands, from Carven to Scandinavian labels such as Acne and Baum und Pferdgarten. Be sure to also take a look at the impressive range of ceramics from young Dutch designers.
Kolifleur, Frans Halsstraat 35, 1072 BK Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 370 1203
Concept store Geitenwollenwinkel specialises in sustainable goods. Everything in-store is ethically made and many products are vegan. The beautifully curated edit offers sustainable clothing from brands including Kowtow, People Tree and L’Herbe Rouge – labels that create clothing with both their customers and the environment in mind. Beauty products and accessories are also on sale here, making for a diverse and enjoyable shopping experience.
Geitenwollenwinkel, Utrechtsestraat 37, 1017 VH Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 362 0784
For the perfect place to discover new labels, visitors should make a beeline for Tits concept store in Amsterdam-West. The modern boutique offers an eclectic mix of fashion, accessories and cool gift ideas from cutting-edge brands. The interior of the store is beautiful, with marble surfaces and neon lights, and there is a sweet coffee corner at the back.
T.I.T.S, De Clercqstraat 78, 1052 NK Amsterdam
Those looking for some fun souvenirs from Amsterdam and somewhere cool for lunch should head to Ninour. Located in the popular de Pijp neighbourhood, Ninour offers a top concept store as well as a healthy restaurant specialising in vegan food. Customers can choose from a menu of delicious refined sugar-free dishes before browsing the expertly chosen stock.
Ninour, Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109, 1072 NH Amsterdam, +31 (0)6 1459 5417
The Friday Next concept store and studio draws from both internationally renowned designers and exclusive Dutch labels to offer one of the best creative platforms in the city. Shop for unique gifts and up-and-coming labels before relaxing at the store’s café.
Friday Next, Overtoom 31, 1054 HB Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 612 3292
Restored is arguably one of the most beautiful concept stores in Amsterdam. Championing smaller designers and labels, it is a great destination to discover emerging talent. The store focuses on craftsmanship and originality and offers a stunning selection of products across fashion, jewellery, homeware and accessories.
Restored, Haarlemmerdijk 39, 1013 KA Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 337 6473
While its curated edit of fashion, homeware and interior design may have the spontaneity and spirit of a pop-up, Hutspot has several permanent locations in the city. Whether you are looking for a small souvenir or larger pieces of Dutch design, this is a must-visit.
Hutspot, Van Woustraat 4, 1073 LL Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 223 1331