Whether you are an Amsterdam newbie or an experienced visitor, the famous 9 streets known as De Negen Straatjes should be a must-visit on your list.
The name translates to 9 streets, which is pretty self explanatory. A block of 9 streets crossing each other surrounded by cute cafes, the famous canals of Amsterdam and lots of greenery. It is the perfect place to get away from the regular touristy hustle bustle. For me, it is also the ideal place to find really cool things that are often shadowed by the craziness of Dam Square. Read on to see my AISPI list of boutiques that you have to visit.
1. United Nude
My absolute favourite! Come here to experience shoe fashion as never before. These shoes redefine the word statement. I have one pair from them and I don’t remember a single time when I haven’t been stopped and asked where I bought them from. The store itself is super funky and you can spend hours trying on their quirky and funky designs.
RUM is your one-stop-shop for Scandinavian curated design. Their specialty is in leather products and I found the most gorgeous and detailed leather jacket that goes with everything. The great part is the effortless yet quality finds. It is really for people that have an understated style but with an eye for detail.
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3. Maria Tailor
This is my go-to place for fun and flirty dresses. You have a night out with the girls or a sunny brunch? Maria Tailor does not disappoint. The great part is the value for money– all their dresses are extremely well priced (under €100) and during sale, catch me going crazy! Like the founder itself, the brand stands for feminism and an elegance that is very obvious in all their cuts and designs.
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4. Atelier Amstrdm
This store is really special and extremely unique. Run by husband and wife, the whole store is inspired by snakes. From snake print silk, snake print linen, snakeskin leather backpacks, loafers and what not, their variety of products are something you wouldn’t be able to get enough of. From royal gold and jet blacks to bordeaux and purple, they have some gorgeous colours available. The prices are slightly on the higher end, but given the fact you are paying for genuine leather that is durable and eye-catching, I would say it’s worth it.
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5. Rain Couture
This store made it to my list given the high relevance that it has to our daily lives. For all of us living in Europe, the rain is an inevitable part of our life. How many times do we enter a meeting, or a dinner looking absolutely terrible because of what the rain does to our clothes and hair. Or, the fact that we have to cover our beautiful outfits with an ugly rain coat. With Rain Couture, you can remain fashionable and comfortable at the same time. The founder Daphne gives an amazing run through of all the technology behind the coats here.
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Last but not the least, if you’re in Amsterdam, definitely stop by this amazing crêperie and have the salted caramel crepe- Cocotte. It is right opposite United Nude in the Nine Streets and you will thank me!
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