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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Artika

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
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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
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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
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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.
New Side (Dam Square) Walking Tour

New Side (Dam Square) Walking Tour

This walking tour takes you to and around New Side (Dam Square) in the historic center of Amsterdam whose notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most popular and important locations in the city, much as the whole of the Netherlands. The tour's highlights include the Centraal Station, the neoclassical Royal Palace, the 15th-century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and the National Monument.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Churches Walking Tour

Churches Walking Tour

Amsterdam's numerous churches are an unique example of architectural diversity. Whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in the architectural and historic aspects, Amsterdam will not disappoint. Take this tour to visit the most important religious sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Museum Quarter Walk

Museum Quarter Walk

The museums of Amsterdam are among the main tourist attractions of the city. Some of its museums are quite small, but nevertheless important, and some, like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are world famous and should not be missed. This tour gives you an opportunity to visit Amsterdam's most renowned museums and learn more about history, art and even the world of diamonds.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during Amsterdam's Golden Era. Interconnected with streets, the three canals offer a plethora of shopping, eating and drinking opportunities, complete with cultural attractions, among which are the Pipe Museum, The Cat Cabinet, the Torture Museum, the Mint Tower and others. A walk around Amsterdam Canal Belt will leave you anything but bored.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of the Netherlands. It is famous for its unusual life rhythm manifested in the air of cannabis, coffee shops, the Red Light District and many other elements that keep drawing in people from the whole world all year round. Here are some suggestions on the top-rated tourist attractions of this extraordinary city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

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