Wednesday 4 November 2020

Route & opening times. 9 cosy shoppingstreets in Amsterdam canal belt. Also every sunday!

De 9 Straatjes stands for 3 × 3 picturesque shopping streets in the middle of the Unesco World Heritage Canal Belt. Between Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht. Just a minute behind the Palace on Dam Square in De Grachtengordel. A delightful neighborhood brimming with unique shops, charming eateries and a great ambience.
To keep 1,5 meter distance pedestrians are allowed to walk on the street. This so called ‘shared space’ means also take care, pay attention to the bikers and scooters. Is it to busy at a certain location? Please choose another route. There are 9 streets, 4 canals, 12 bridges and…..

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 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 middle of the 9 little streets.

The nine little streets 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 in wonderful Amsterdam canalhouses.

Even after 400 years the neighborhood 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.”

‘Easily Amsterdam’s best shopping hub; a charming mixture of designer boutiques, vintage clothing stores, gift shops and paces to eat and drink.’ (The New York Times)

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