Thursday 28 May 2020
Shops are open. Enjoy Amsterdam’s best shoppinghub and Unesco world heritage!
De 9 Straatjes form the ideal backdrop for enjoying the variation the city has to offer, for locals as well as visitors from all over. Along its cobbled avenues you will find an eclectic mix of independent shops, galleries and hidden bars and restaurants.
Just two minutes walk from the Royal Palace at the Dam Square these picturesque streets straddle the 17th Century canals from the Singel to the Prinsengracht.
The Nine Streets is a collective name given to nine small, cosy streets. The Reestraat, Hartenstraat, Berenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Runstraat and Huidenstraat. The Gasthuismolensteeg en Wijde Heisteeg also belong to them. Crafts, trade and culture have traditionally been dominant in the area.
These nine streets in the heart of Amsterdam’s canal district are the connection between the four main canals. Most of the buildings date from the beginning of the 17th century and are little, monumental shopping houses. After 400 years crafts, trades and culture are still dominant.
De 9 Straatjes is home to a great number of vintage stores, alternative fashion, and specialized theme stores. The streets are also an excellent location for a good cup of coffee and a short escape from the busier streets of Amsterdam.
For example: DE KAASKAMER – Amsterdam’s most exciting cheese store, located in Runstraat. Jam-packed with cheeses of all shapes and sizes. 200 different brands altogether, including rarities found by the owner. As well as lots and lots of Dutch cheeses, prepared according to ancient traditional cheese-making methods.
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See you in De 9 Straatjes!