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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Old Center Gay Nightlife

Old Center Gay Nightlife

Amsterdam is second to none when it comes to tolerance and respect for individual uniqueness. This intimate city is an iconic gay destination and offers a wide range of gay bars and clubs. Follow this tour to visit some of the best rated gay venues in Amsterdam's Old Center.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 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
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
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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