Souvenir Shopping Part 2, Amsterdam

Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam (See other walking tours in Amsterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: Daniel
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Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje

1) Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje

What to buy here: Dutch Licorice. Price: €1 per gram.

The Dutch have the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world - they really love their 'drop' (licorice). There are many styles of 'drop' in every grocery store and candy shop in Amsterdam. Sweet, honey, salty, hard, chewy, minty - who knew licorice could be so complicated?

You can buy 'drop' in many stores in Amsterdam but Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje is like a step back in time. In...   view more
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Kitsch Kitchen

2) Kitsch Kitchen

What to buy here: Dutch-Kitsch Bicycle Seat Cover. Price: €7-10.

Do you have a friend or family member who likes to ride a bicycle? Well, you are in luck! Since Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-loving European cities, there is an abundance of bike related items available to purchase all over town.

A bicycle seat cover is a decorative and very useful item to have. Sold in almost every conceivable pattern and color, a seat cover can add flair to your bicycle. In addition, the...   view more
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Raw Materials

3) Raw Materials

What to buy here: Cowboys Belts by Dutch fashion brand Cowboys Belt, that was founded in Amsterdam in 1980 in an old hospital building. The idea was to create rugged, high quality leather belts for men and women. This brand has become a leading trendsetter in belts, and now also makes handbags and jackets.

Cowboys Belt is a collection that aims to convey personality and individuality. Nearly all of their belts are handmade and produced in the Netherlands. Some are simple leather, distressed...   view more
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La Savonnerie

4) La Savonnerie

What to buy here: Handmade Soaps. Price: €3.50-10.

La Savonnerie is a little sweet-smelling shop that makes their own soaps in a rainbow of more than 50 colors and scents. Most of the soaps are printed with the name of the shop and 'Amsterdam', which makes an ideal and affordable gift from your travels. The soaps can even be imprinted with a personal message or a name for a customized present. Sets like their tulip shaped soaps are also a wonderful memento of the iconic flower of...   view more
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G-Star Store

5) G-Star Store

What to buy here: Dutch designer jeans. Price: €100-170.

Nearly everyone wears jeans nowadays, so what better gift from your trip to Amsterdam than a pair of Dutch designer jeans? G-Star RAW, commonly called G-Star, is a Dutch designer clothing company that specializes in denim and urban street wear. G-Star clothing is very popular with young people in Amsterdam, across Europe, and worldwide.

G-Star is known for innovative and edgy style in the world of jeans since they pioneered the use...   view more
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House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

6) House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

What to buy here: Genever (also called Jenever) is the traditional liquor of the Netherlands, from which gin evolved. Some tasters say the flavor of this spirit is similar to white whiskey. It is very good for mixing into cocktails, in fact many classic British gin cocktail recipes originally called for genever. Oude (old) genever is the traditional style, with a malty botanical flavor. Jonge (young) genever is a newer recipe with a cleaner taste, more similar to vodka. A bottle of genever from...   view more
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Van Gogh Museum Shop

7) Van Gogh Museum Shop

What to buy here: Van Gogh Memory Game. Price: €16.50.

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. He was quite prolific, producing more than 2,000 artworks in ten years time, including 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. The Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum has created a fun and educational memory game featuring paintings and sketches by Van Gogh. Each card comes with a description and explanation of the paintings and sketches on the other side.

This game is no...   view more
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Blond Amsterdam

8) Blond Amsterdam

What to buy here: Breakfast Set by local designer Blond Amsterdam. Price: €20.

Ten years ago, blonde girlfriends Femque and Janneke started a popular home decor line called Blond Amsterdam. Cute colorful hand painted pottery, fabrics, and stationary can be found in their flagship shop and also in other department stores and boutiques around Amsterdam. Their designs, like this boxed breakfast set, make a great girly gift for your sisters, mom or grandma.

This breakfast set includes two...   view more
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De Winkel van Nijntje

9) De Winkel van Nijntje

What to buy here: a Nijntje Knuffel (bunny rabbit). Price: €15 and up.

Nijntje is a famous cartoon rabbit from a series of 1950s children's books by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Bruna has written more than 100 books, which have now been translated into 40 different languages. The name Nijntje comes from a child's mispronunciation of the Dutch 'konijntje' or bunny rabbit, but Nijntje is usually known as 'Miffy' in the translated versions. Some people believe Hello...   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.
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
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
Old Center Museums Walk

Old Center Museums Walk

Amsterdam is home to more than 50 museums and galleries reflecting the city's cultural diversity and appealing to a wide range of visitors. This self-guided tour is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most attractive museums located in Amsterdam's Old Center, such as the Maritime Museum and the NEMO science center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 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
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

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