Wednesday 11 March 2020

Route & opening times. Shopping in 9 little streets in Amsterdam canal belt.

De 9 Straatjes stands for nine cosy and picturesque shopping streets. 3 × 3 little streets in the middle of the Unesco World Heritage Canal Belt. De grachtengordel between Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht. Just a minute behind the Palace on Dam Square and close to Westertoren and Anne Frank. A delightful neighborhood brimming with unique shops, charming eateries and a great ambience.

The 9 Streets connect the four main canals (Prinsen-, Keizers-, Herengracht en Singel) between Raadhuisstraat en Leidsegracht. It forms the heart between Dam Square, Spui, Westertoren and Leidsegracht. And it is on the way from Anne Frank to Rijksmuseum.

Looking for a public transport stop close to De 9 Straatjes? Try Dam Square, Spui, Elandsgracht or Leidseplein. Walk into the canal belt and look for Wolvenstraat, Hartenstraat, Huidenstraat. There you are in the heart of the 9 little streets.

They offer a complete overview of all the building styles of the old city center of Amsterdam. Most buildings date back to the 17th century and are small, monumental shops. Along the canals you will find some shops, restaurant and hotels and wonderful Amsterdam canalhouses.

Even after 400 years it is still very lively with artisanal businesses, charming bars and restaurants and galleries and a unique offer of specialized and mostly authentic shops. From mishmash to chic and from ethnic to antique, vintage and contemporary. A must if you want to hang out where the locals do, according to Thomas Cook TM.

The funny thing is that few people – even the locals – know the different names of the 9 streets. More than once you will hear: “I have bought something really nice!” “Oh where?” “Uh, somewhere in De 9 Straatjes.”

See you in The Nine (little) Streets. Or shop online and klick on Webshops on the homepage: