Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Amsterdam

Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Amsterdam

It would be a pity to leave Amsterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Amsterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam (See other walking tours in Amsterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: Daniel
Tea Bar

1) Tea Bar

What to buy here: wide variety of local and international tea blends. Price: €3-5 for 100g.

Tea Bar is a charming shop on Haarlemmerdijk, a wonderful shopping street close to the central train station in Amsterdam. At Tea Bar you can fill bags with their many tasty tea blends, or mix to create your own. They also sell a variety of tea accessories and tasty snacks.

With more than 60 kinds of tea displayed in transparent containers along the shop wall, there is plenty to choose from. The...   view more
Parkarma / Mesimu

2) Parkarma / Mesimu

What to buy here: Handmade Wallet by Dutch designer Mesimu. Price: €15-19. These colorful handmade wallets and bags are a creation of Mesimu, a label started by Dutch couple Indy and Erik in 2004. They began selling their unique t-shirts and handbags at the crafts market in Amsterdam. In 2009, the couple relocated with their two small children to Thailand, where they opened a workshop to assemble their limited edition creations in a fair and ethical way.

A wonderful gift for friends or...   view more
Klevering Centraal

3) Klevering Centraal

What to buy here: Dutch Design Chair - Momo Chair. Price: €19.95. A foldable chair made of cardboard that can hold a weight of more than 400 pounds? Yes indeed! The Dutch Design Chair is a clever concept with innovative construction.

This chair, also sold as the Momo Chair, is made of folded cardboard packed flat that you quickly and easily assemble yourself. And it is 100% recyclable too! The product is manufactured in the Netherlands.

The stool comes in many patterns including tree...   view more
Het Grote Avontuur

4) Het Grote Avontuur

What to buy here: Dutch Birthday Calendar. Price: €24.50.

The 'verjaardagskalender' or birthday calendar is a commonplace sight in homes all over the Netherlands. This is a little different from your typical calendar in that its sole purpose is recording the birthdays of friends and family. It is usable year after year since it only shows the month and date, but no weekdays or years.

Another odd thing about these calendars is that they are usually found hanging by the toilet,...   view more
Reypenaer Kaas Proeflokaal

5) Reypenaer Kaas Proeflokaal

What to buy here: Guillotine Cheese Slicer. Price: €24.

Have you ever tasted Dutch Gouda cheese, also known as 'Goudse kaas'? A yellow Dutch cheese made from cow's milk, Gouda is popular worldwide and eaten regularly throughout the Netherlands. Several varieties of Gouda cheese exist, including 'Jong' (young) and 'Belegen' (aged). The young cheeses are creamier and softer, while the aged versions are harder and have a sharper flavor.

Wyngaard is a Dutch...   view more
Puccini Bomboni

6) Puccini Bomboni

What to buy here: handmade chocolate delights. Price: €2-3 each.

Lauded as the best chocolates in the world, local Amsterdam chocolatier Puccini Bomboni creates handmade bonbons in delectable flavors such as lavender, drambuie, vanilla poppyseed, pepper, and plum. Entering the elegant shop, the visitor is struck by the deep cocoa scent permeating the air and the beautiful, large truffles arranged artfully on the table.

The chocolate delights are handmade on site, and do not contain added...   view more

7) Artika

What to buy here: Dutch design hangers and hooks. Price: €10.

These adorable animal head hooks were created by young product designer Jorine Oosterhoff, who was born in The Hague and studied in the Netherlands at the School of Art and Design in Arnhem. She says that she wanted to become a product designer to create art that can be utilized. Her coat hangers are the perfect combination of whimsy and functionality.

The animal head coat hooks come in several variations and colors - rabbit,...   view more
De Bierkoning

8) De Bierkoning

What to buy here: Local Dutch Beers. Price: €1.50-7.00 each.

Mention Dutch beer and most people think of Heineken, a huge brand that is ubiquitous worldwide. As tasty as Heineken is, there are many other beers brewed in the Netherlands that are even more delicious! There are more than 50 breweries in the Netherlands, serving up all kinds of delightful beers.

Brouwerij 't IJ is one of these brewers, and they are located right in Amsterdam next to a windmill. Their beer is organic and...   view more
De Bijenkorf

9) De Bijenkorf

What to buy here: Pip Studio Bathrobe. Price: €99.95.

Pip Studio is a home decor line based in Amsterdam with the motto: ‘Happy products for happy people'. The colorful products created by the eponymous designer are developing quite a following worldwide. Pip Studio sells bedding, bath towels, tableware, stationery, and bags all in a characteristic bright flowery style.

Pip's bathrobes are made of luxuriously soft 100% cotton velour. The warm hooded robes come in a variety...   view more
De Klompenboer/Wooden Shoe Factory

10) De Klompenboer/Wooden Shoe Factory

What to buy here: Dutch Custom Clogs. Price: €10-25.

When people think of Holland they often imagine windmills and wooden shoes. So why not bring home some custom clogs for your friends and family? De Klompenboer is a shop located in a former metro station that sells clogs in every shape and size, and a variety of colors and patterns. They also have a demonstration of clog painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can find wooden clogs all over Amsterdam, but at De Klompenboer you can ask to...   view more

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Amsterdam has been the center of the Dutch Jewish community for the last four centuries, and although the holocaust had a dramatic effect on it, great efforts have been made to rebuild it in the years since. Wandering around the Jewish Quarter will give you an insight into the centuries-long history of the Jewish community of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Old Side Walking Tour

Old Side Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Old Side or Oude Zijde in Dutch is a neighborhood of true contrast. On one side we have centuries old medieval buildings, churches and landmarks, and on the other hand we have the Red Light District, which is not in fact a district, but an area within the Oude Zijde of Amsterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, located in the Centrum district. It dates back to the 1600s and has been throughout the centuries a place of rest and entertainment. It is one of the greenest neighborhoods in Amsterdam, in part thanks to the fact that is home to the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and the Artis Zoo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

The Western Canal Belt is one of the most scenic parts of Amsterdam, it is where the web of historic canals is most tranquil. Various attractions are found here, from tiny shops and cafes to churches, museums and galleries. Take this tour and see the best sites of the Western Canal Belt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Jordaan Walking Tour

Jordaan Walking Tour

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Canal Belt Nightlife

Canal Belt Nightlife

A major cosmopolitan city with an absolutely electrifying nightlife scene, Amsterdam offers a variety of entertainment, from live music to underground house music, including ultra-chic to casual hangouts. Amsterdam is also home to variety of bars and clubs located inside historic buildings, allowing some of these former establishments to live on thematically, including the industrial chic of a former printing house, the heavenly theme of a converted church with large stained glass windows still intact, and more. Take this Nightlife Tour of Amsterdam's Canal Belt and discover what this great city is all about.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

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