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Shopping in Amsterdam Canal District

Amsterdam has a lot to offer to the shopping enthusiast. From luxury shops in the P.C. Hooftstraat to flagship stores of popular brands like Nike, Lego and Apple.

Shopping along the Canals of Amsterdam


The Kalverstraat in Amsterdam is the most famous shopping street in the Netherlands. Enjoy the lively atmosphere in a street full of history and culture. There are more than 165 hotspots and hidden gems in the Kalverstraat & Heiligeweg that you don’t want to miss. From world-famous beauty, lifestyle and fashion brands to leading Amsterdam brands. Countless hip boutiques, local shops, concept stores and specialty shops in the popular side streets and alleys. Inspiring exhibitions and expositions. And cosy bars and restaurants where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. We can promise you one thing: you will never be bored here.

  • Open all year round, only closed on King’s Day and Christmas Day.
  • More information on the Kalverstraat (only in Dutch)

P.C. Hooftstraat

Amsterdam’s most luxurious shopping street, P.C. Hooftstraat, is a phenomenon both within and outside the Netherlands. The street is known for its chic and stylish ambiance with international allure. The world’s finest brands are located here, making P.C. Hooftstraat the perfect place to look at and buy exclusive, unique and high quality clothing, accessories and other products.

De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets)

De 9 Straatjes stands for the 4 main canals and 3 × 3 picturesque streets in Unesco World Heritage Canal Belt. From Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht up to 9 little streets between those 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.

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?