Logo De 9 Straatjes

Monday 25 October 2021

The ideal neighborhood to get to know Amsterdam in all its variety and richnesses. Also on Sundays!

You won’t just find wonderfull shops, restaurants and bars in De 9 Straatjes. There is much more to discover in this versatile area. Along the main canals in De 9 Straatjes quarter, art was – and still is – practiced with a capital “A”.

The nine streets, the name for the 4 main Amsterdam canals Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht and the 9 little streets in between, permits a general view of all kinds of architectural styles in buildings, houses and shops.

Among these are the beautiful Vingboon Houses – which now houses The Canal House Museum – and the building of Felix Meritis, European center for arts, culture and science.

The Felix Meritis building dates from 1787 and is just between the Beren- en Runstreet. It was commissioned by the Felix Meritis Society, guided by the enlightenment and the ideals of those days. In this building the first Amsterdam (oval) concert hall was constructed. By means of concerts, lessons and tests the public was actively involved. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played concerts in the, no longer existing, municipal theater of this building on the Keizersgracht.

Also on Keizersgracht is HuisMarseille. A wonderfull fotomuseum in two canalhouses.

Visit our 9 little streets and feel the vibe of the neighborhood. You’ll know that we do not exaggerate when we say that De 9 Straatjes is the best, most charming and unique shopping and cultural area in Amsterdam!