Tuesday 10 August 2021

Route & opening times. 9 cosy shoppingstreets 7 days a week!

De 9 Straatjes stands for 3 × 3 picturesque 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 and all around the Wolvenstraat. There you’ll find a delightful neighborhood brimming with unique shops, charming eateries and a great historical 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 on the way from Anne Frank to Rijksmuseum.

To keep 1,5 meter distance pedestrians are allowed to walk on the street. This so called ‘shared space’ still means: pay attention to bikers, scooters and cars.

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 also find shops, restaurants and the most wonderful hotels and 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)

Most shops are open every day from about 10 or 11 till 6 or 7. Looking information about a specific shop, restaurant, lunchroom or hotel? Go to shops+ in the header and scroll through everything De 9 Straatjes has to offer. Or shop online and klick on Webshops.

See you soon in The Nine (little) Streets of Amsterdam.