Wooden floors, records in cardboard boxes on said floors, more records stacked on the said cardboard boxes. That's just the lower layers, there are more layers of record to head height on the tables. Best thing to do is ask 'where do I find x' and the shop keep will direct you.
Last visted Jan 2013
What to pay: The full price for each, no discount for multiple purchases, Bah!
I raided the shop for HC filth and got some beauts!
Pretty much cleaned the place out.
Shop mostly full of dino and prog rock.
What to buy: me? I'm just in Amsterdam lookin' for old & second hand vinyl records, guv.
What to pay: Ye pay the price!
this shop is on the opposite of central station in amsterdam. they buy and sell used videogames, dvd's, records, cd's, music dvd's and posters. everything is used but in excellent condition. everything that can be tested, is tested, to make sure it works/plays perfect. the music styles are : house, techno, drum&bass, hardcore, breakbeat, rap, r&b, swingbeat, 80's, disco, italo, electro, synthpop, wave, pop, soul, jazz, funk and also many japanese pop and r&b music (cd's and music dvd's).
What to pay: from really cheap (0,50 euro) to very expensive. most records and cd's are between 3 and 12 euro each.
The shop I recommend is "Fame". I am a big movies fan so I did enjoy their wide range of dvd's. Also was intrested in some Cd's with world music - Indian, Arabic, Latin American, flamenco etc. I got what I wanted and much more!
What to buy: Cds. Dvds.
What to pay: Prices vary but there is a good deal of dvds for only 5-7 Eur, which is cheaper than in Warsaw, provided U want to buy legal stuff.
There was a reason why 2 shops were combined; this is my original text:
A combined shop due to the high rental prices at certain top locations.
The CD section is an outlet store for the well-known Free Record shop chain.
Unfortunally in 2006 the location was taking over by the Kruidvat Pharmacy; so much for music and Internet!
This shop was recommended by our young-at-heart Amsterdam landlady. It is half way down Utrechtsestraat, 5 minutes from where we stayed. We had discovered a CD player in our boat and wanted to buy some cheap CD's to play. Eventually we were so impressed with the shop we interrupted our sightseeing to visit it again the following day.
Concerto is actually five (maybe six) thin Amsterdam shops knocked into one. The CD's and records are on three half-floors. Every genre of music is covered. Though with the 'pop' you have to accept the Dutch may have different tastes from you.
What to buy: Massive selection of second-hand CD's in the far left-hand building. The prices are ridiculously cheap, often 3 or 5 euros for an album. And we found many good, classic albums to choose from.
There are also a large selection of vinyl records in the basement.
All types of music are available - rock, pop, indie, dance, jazz, classical, folk etc etc
Closes 6pm in the evening, except for Thursday when it is open till 9pm.
Fame music is one of the biggest entertainment stores in The Netherlands, specialised in music. You can compare it to the Brittish HMV or Virgin. There are a couple of floor filled with CD's, singles, vinyl, DVD's and videos. Not only is there a wide variety of styles available, you'll also find great import records here that you can't buy in the regular shops.
Having very eclectic taste in music and Staaalplaat catering to that type of taste, it was always my dream to go to the shop in Amsterdam and browse around for an hour or so (I could probably spend more than that in there). I had been familiar with their site on the web as well as their label so I was pretty excited to see what they had in stock. I was amazed by the amount and variety of hard to find CDs and LPs that they had. This little shop is the place to go with your obscure taste. Like most shops in Europe you're more than welcome to listen to anything before you buy it. It was a bit hard to find but well worth the hunt.
What to buy: Experimental, electronic, etc, CDs, LPs, Tapes and magazines.
open Mondays - Fridays from 11.00-18.00 hrs
Saturdays from 12.00-17.00 hrs
What to pay: Average prices for CDs and such are to be expected.
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