Monday 30 May 2022

Route & opening times!

De 9 Straatjes stands for 3 × 3 picturesque streets and 4 main canals in Unesco World Heritage Canal Belt. From Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht up to 9 little streets between the famous 4 canals. Just a minute behind the Palace on Dam Square and between Westertoren en Leidsegracht. There you’ll find a delightful neighborhood brimming with unique shops, charming eateries and a great historical ambience.


The 9 Streets area of the Unesco canal belt forms the heart between Dam Square, Spui, Westertoren and Leidsegracht. It’s all around Wolvenstraat. And: on the way from Anne Frank to Rijksmuseum.

The area offers not only hundreds of unique shops and eateries but also a complete overview of all the building styles of the old city center of Amsterdam. Most buildings date back to the 17th century, from wonderful canal houses to small, monumental shops. Along the canals you will also find some of the finest hotels in Amsterdam.

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.

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.

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

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 soon in The nine (little) streets of Amsterdam.