Amsterdam is a multicultural and the largest city in the Netherlands, also known as Holland. If one of your dreams is traveling back in time, then exploring “The Venice of the North’’ will make your dream come true. In here, you’ll find 13th-century buildings, the Dam Square, and the Royal Palace. You’ll also get to enjoy the best hotels and affordable Airbnb vacation rentals scattered throughout the city. There’s more to Amsterdam other than tourist attractions and accommodations as well. This city will also take you to the most unique shopping destinations that sell rare, vintage items, antiques, fashion and furniture, and art studios that sell handcrafted pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Unique stores are waiting for you to explore. Check out our list below and discover what to buy in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1. Old Amsterdam mature Gouda
Discover the cheesy past by tasting cheese made the Amsterdam way. This gritty Dutch Gouda is glossy, waxy textured, and well matured for more than one and a half years. The long wait is over, you can taste the nutty lingering flavor with hints of caramel of this cheese only at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store.
Old Amsterdam Cheese Store
Address: Damrak 62 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 LM
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: from 4.80 USD
Website: Old Amsterdam Cheese Store
2. A basket of tulip bulbs
Tulips at a flower market in Amsterdam, Netherlands ❤-MPosted by Cupcakes & Chaos on Saturday, 18 March 2017
Make your honey smile by buying a basket of tulip bulbs. The tulip is the world’s well-known flower, even if you’re not a Dutch this will become your favorite flower when you see one. You can find this at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. Here, you’ll learn more about the history of tulip whose beauty drove the rich and poor. If you’re also interested in gardening, this place is not to be missed.
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Address: Prinsengracht 116 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1015 EA
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: approx. 6.95 USD per dozen
Website: Amsterdam Tulip Museum
3. Wooden clogs
Wooden shoes or clogs are still playing a big role in Dutch culture. In some rural area of the Netherlands, people working in agriculture still wear clogs as they’re very usable for walking on muddy ground. They are made from different types of wood and are often colored with cute designs. You can buy these clogs at Wooden Shoe Workshop ‘De Zaanse Schans’ - this is a traditional museum where you can also learn about clog making.
Wooden Shoe Workshop 'De Zaanse Schans'
Address: Kraaienest 4 Zaandam 1509AZ
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: from 3.71 USD
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The Delftware or Delft pottery, known also as Delft Blue, is the perfect choice for a gift for elders. The Heinen Delfts Blauw is one of the famous stores in the Netherlands that sells Delftware. This is a blue and white tin-glazed pottery made from the 16th century. It is classy and painted with different designs. You can make your home more attractive with this.
Heinen Delfts Blauw
Address: Prinsengracht 440, 1017 KE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: Heinen Delfts Blauw
Indeed, Amsterdam boasts the best stroopwafels. This Dutch treat consists of a caramel syrup sandwiched between waffle biscuits. Of course, you don’t want to settle for less, that’s why we point you to Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels located at Albert Cuyp Market. Stroopwaffles here are always made fresh, the caramel sandwich coated with chocolate is to die for.
Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels
Address: Albert Cuyp Straat t/o 182, Stand 134, 1073 BL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening Hours 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: from 2.00 USD
Website: Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels
6. HEMA stationery
Looking for some cute and fashionable souvenirs for your girlfriends? Then head to HEMA - this is a department store that sells an original own-brand design. Almost everything is here that’s why it’s called the Dutch Target. You can find lovely and colorful stationeries here which are practical to buy as a take away home.
Address: Kalverstraat 208, 1012 XH AMSTERDAM
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Price: from 1.00 USD
7. Brouwerij ‘t Ij beer
Of course, who would resist beer as a gift? Beer makes us happy and will do the same to your people back home. The best beer you will ever find is in Brouwerij ‘t IJ or The IJ Brewery. Though a small store, this modern brewery manufactures organic blonde and dark beers. You should try the Natte, Zatte, and Columbus. Short tours and tastings are also available here.
Brouwerij 't IJ
Address: Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening Hours: 2:00 - 8:00 PM
Price: approx. from 3.77 USD
Website: Brouwerij ’t IJ
8. Bols jenever
The Bols jenever is an awesome classic cocktail that has the combination of white and brown spirit and is a good gift for your buddies when you go home. You can now taste this malty but with juniper tang liquor at Slijterij Wijnhandel Boorsma for an affordable price. Grab yours now!
Slijterij Wijnhandel Boorsma
Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 112, 1072 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: approx. from 34.86 USD
9. Droog design products
Stay inspired by the unique products of Droog Design Amsterdam. This wonderful collection features around 200 products by more than a hundred designers. The place is fancy which presents an astonishing and top quality design of artwork. Your simple chair can become more stylish and fabulous, thanks to Droog’s innovation. A perfect souvenir for yourself.
Address: Staalstraat 7B Amsterdam, Netherlands 1011JJ
Openig Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Website: Droog Design
10. Specialist condoms from The Condomerie
For sure, these unique condoms at The Condomerie are the best buy and souvenirs for your buddies. Introducing the world’s first condom specialty shop that sells 1,001 types of condoms and lubricants. This place is really interesting and, of course, colorful because of the different colors of condoms painted with cute and funny faces. This shop is certainly one of a kind.
Address: Warmoesstraat 141 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 JB
Opening Hours: 11 AM - 9:00 PM
Price: approx. 22.95 USD
Unique souvenirs in Amsterdam
Great escapades will never be completed without souvenirs. A true traveler aims not only for experience but also looks for something special that can be shared with loved ones. Luckily, Amsterdam has all the perfect souvenirs you will ever find. From simple stationery to house decorations, Amsterdam is your place. To make the most of your visit, be sure to check out some non-touristy things to do and places to visit.
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