REPREZENT boardsupplies is the shop for skaters and snowboarders. Many brands available, like: Volcom, Grenade, Nixon, Fallen, Ride, Special Blend, Four Square, Volcom, Electric, Emerica, Stepchild, Analog, Baker, Es, DC, Lakai, DVS, Circa, Baker, Girl, Chocolate, Circa, Rome, Nike 6.0, Zero, Mystery and WESC.
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Mo: 1PM - 6PM
Tu-We: 10AM - 6PM
Th: 10AM - 9PM
Fr-Sa: 10AM - 6PM
What to buy: Board stuff.
The MAC House offers the complete range of Apple computers and accessories.
The shop also has a Technical Service point for Apple computers.
Mo-We: 9AM - 6PM
Th: 9AM - 9PM
Fr: 9AM - 6PM
Sa: 9AM - 5PM
What to buy: Apple stuff.
Having visited Hartman's and bought out their stock of Gauloises I then hang a left and head for here. This is another little gem of a shop and having been a tobacconists for over 100 years (founded 1902) the aromatics are ingrained into its very fabric. Service is always cheery and welcoming and more often than not I get a freebie lighter or two.
What to buy: Gauloises Tabac a Rouler
What to pay: Now 5.50 Euros for 48.5g - going up in price!
A great little gothic, club-wear, and fetish clothing shop with wonderful designs and gear available. Bringing great fashion to Amsterdam since 1988, one of the best shops of this type in the city. They also offer custom made clothing. Excellent shop. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
I take no responsibility for what might happen to your waistline or your diet if you come to this wonderful bakery. It's located on an eclectic stretch of Haarlemmerdijk on the northern edge of the Jordaan neighborhood. I can say this: one look in the window and I was lost!
On the other hand, maybe you will walk so much while in Amsterdam that an extra 800 calories here or there won't really matter!
It's probably a good thing that there's no bakery like this in my home town.
If you are interested in buying some crazy stuffs like mushrooms (Dried), check out this shop in the flower market. This shop is located on the same street of the flower market but on the other side. there are couple of souvinier shops, its in between one of them. I just did a window shopping there and there were whole bunch of guys enquiring about these stuffs!!!
What to buy: Mushrooms & Energy tablets?
What to pay: Not sure
All across Amsterdam
What to buy: Well from my childhood I have always been very fond of dolls, soft toys etc. And now that I have a daughter, I have more excuses to buy them, even though she does not much like playing with them, and I end up being their proud possessor. So all across Amsterdam, I was always looking at the unique dolls and toys from the window glasses. they were very different and worth buying. Here are some photos.
What to pay: No idea. I didn't buy. Shops were closed
We first ate these in a restaurant on Spuistraat on our first day in Amsterdam. When we asked the bill they brought it with these candies. I do not like sweets much, but I couldn't resist the innocent appearence with modest paper package. So I tried one. Then we both picked all of these, because they taste like coffee and they are delicious.
I found them in a store/market which sells vitamins, shampoos, etc. I bought a big package full of these, in my standarts, of course. I brought them here, and the people liked them too much.
There were various candies but Hopjes the one I liked.
What to buy: All type of candies.
worth dropping in just to gaze
Droog has its headquarters in a splendid, historical building dating from 1641, in the center of Amsterdam. The 300m2 large space on the ground floor is designed by Studio’s Müller and Van Tol. The space is divided in a shop, furnished with products from the Droog collection which can be purchased on the spot, and a gallery space where new work from young talented designers is exhibited every two months. A range of accessories, furniture & object, lighting, tablecloth.
The main commercial shopping streets
The main shopping areas are the Leidsestraat (between the Leidseplein and Spui) and Kalverstraat (leading from the Munt Tower to the Dam Square). There is also a large shopping centre called the Kalvertoren along the Kalverstraat. The Kalvertoren spreads over three levels. It is a good place to expand you wardrobe with H&M, Mango, Hugo Boss, Marlboro, Levi’s and Timberland.
There is another less important shopping street (between the Dam Square & the Central Station) called Nieuwendijk, but it mainly houses shops selling cheap and tacky clothing, souvenir shops, a few record shops and shops that sell anything to do with smoking, aliens and other psychedelic experiences ;-).
There are 2 large less up-market stores near the Munt Tower called V&D and Hema (similar to the UK store Debenhams). You'll find more up-market department store Bijenkorf at the Dam Square and the shopping centre Magna Plaza just behind the Queens Palace. It is more geared towards designer clothing and fashion accessories. Some of the shops include Mango, America Today, the GSUS jeans shop, more elegant clothes and shoes, a DVD shop, Svarovski boutique, several gift shops, a shop with the traditional wooden toys and a skater shops with clothes, shoes and boards. There are also souvenirs (you can't avoid them!) and erm.. Dutch cheese!
General opening times
Traditionally, shops and markets are closed all day Sunday and Monday mornings. Normal shopping hours are 10am-5pm although some are now beginning to stay open later in the evenings and on Sundays. There is late-night shopping on Thursdays until 9pm, when most shops on the main streets are open.
Whats to tell? Holland has the best second hand shops I have ever seen! got all my souveniers in them for about €20, and they were all really cool toys and gadgets that can be used again, instead of some stupid tshirt that your little sis will grow out of 10 minutes after your plane has touched down.
also got some gorgeous clothes for myself: about €15!! brilliant!
What to pay: no more than €20: you wont be able to carry anymore!
Opening hours most shops:
- Mondays usually from 1 pm to 6 pm (department stores often from 11 am)
- Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm
- Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm
- Sunday opening hours: from 12 noon to 5 pm in the city centre (not all shops are opened)
- Late night shopping: every Thursday until 9 pm in the city centre
- Additional late night shopping due to St Nicholas and Christmas on 1, 4, 20, 22 December 2006. Shops and department stores are opened until 9 pm. On 5 and 24 December, shops and department stores close at 5 pm.
Opening hours banks:
Banks have varied opening hours. Use the following hours as a guideline:
- Mondays from 1 pm to 5 pm
- Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
- Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
- Border exchange offices (located on the main stations) are opened in weekends.
Opening hours cafés and restaurants:
Most cafés and restaurants are opened until 1 am. Some are opened until 3 am in the weekend.
What to buy: Presale national bus and tram cards.
National ‘strippenkaarten’ (bus and tram cards) are available in every bus or tram in Amsterdam, but not on the subway. However, it is cheaper to buy your ‘strippenkaart’ in advance at:
- the tourist information offices of the Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board
- various offices of the GVB (public transport company) Amsterdam and train stations
- tobacco shops, newspaper shops
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!
Well as you can see by my many toilet tips – I have a fascination with toilets & in Holland the diversity is astonishing. Public toilets on the whole are not free & I believe there is even a charge to use the Big Mac’s throne.
At central station it was 50c & 40c at Magna Plaza but then again the toilets here are very clean.
Miffy is created by Dick Bruna & has worldwide fame, this shop houses merchandise of this cute rabbit. The Dick Bruna house museum is in Utrecht not to be missed if you are a big fan. In Dutch Miffy is call Nijntje which is how a child might say konijn (rabbit). The shop has all sorts of goodies like car window sun shields, sandpit kit, cups, plates, baby stuff etc. I purchased a miffy backpack & A beach ball for my niece
What to pay: Reasonable & varied prices
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