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Look beyond the postcards and Delftware knock-offs -- find Amsterdam's best shopping areas here! There's something for everyone, from modern home furnishings and stately antiques to Dutch designer clothes and funky thrift stores. And discover Amsterdam's open-air markets -- including flea markets, flower markets, art markets, food markets -- which are some of Europe's biggest and busiest.
  1. Favorite Amsterdam Stores (13)

VAT Refunds for Amsterdam Visitors
Plan to shop in Amsterdam? First read these instructions on how to claim a refund on the Netherlands' 21% VAT (sales tax).

Visitor Guide to Haarlemmerstraat
Find fashion, food and more on Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam, hailed as one of the Netherlands' best shopping streets.

Top 10 Amsterdam Shopping Areas
These are the top shopping areas in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from luxury labels and fine antiques to quirky vintage clothes and trendy home accessories.

Amsterdam's Best Markets
Amsterdam's markets are some of Europe's most popular -- and most varied. This list represents the best markets in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from flowers, fruits and vegetables, to antique books, modern art and second-hand clothes.

IJ-hallen Flea Market
The biggest flea market in Europe is the IJ-hallen Vlooimarkt (Flea Market) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

English-Language Bookstores in Amsterdam
List of the best sources of English-language books in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Best Inexpensive Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
If you're on a budget, these are the best gifts to buy for people back home while on your trip to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Your friends and family will surely appreciate them, and you'll appreciate the fact that you didn't spend a fortune.

Best Food and Drink Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
If you're a "foodie" or have someone on your gift list who is, these Dutch food and drink gifts are sure to please.

Can I Bring Back Tulip and Other Bulbs from Amsterdam?
Find out what it takes to successfully bring back tulip and other bulbs from your trip to Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Reasons to Love the Nine Streets Area of Amsterdam
In the Central Canal Belt of Amsterdam lies a three-block by three-block water-woven district known to locals as De Negen Straatjes. These "Nine Streets" are filled with quirky shops, trendy boutiques, cozy cafs and cool restaurants, making it one of the city's best areas to wander all day.

Design Shops in Amsterdam
Dutch design is known worldwide for blending innovation with a healthy dose of wit, subtle flair and even irony. Fuelled by a steady stream of talent from the internationally renowned Gerrit Rietveld Academy here, Amsterdam is a magnet for these modern-day design alchemists. As award-winning Dutch industrial and product designer Marcel Wanders...

Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Amsterdam
If you're a lover of vintage clothes and accessories, check out this list of the best vintage clothing stores in Amsterdam. Whether you're looking for an authentic 1950s dress or a treasured pair of gently used Manolos, you're bound to find secondhand treasures at these shops.

Best Children's Stores in Amsterdam
Whether you're looking for cool clothes or educational toys, these Amsterdam children's stores offer shopping fun for parents and little ones alike.

January and July: Huge Sale Months in Amsterdam
Find out about the two best months for finding steals and deals in Amsterdam's best shopping areas.

De Bijenkorf on Dam Square, Amsterdam
De Bijenkorf, located on Dam Square, is one of Amsterdam's -- and The Netherlands' -- premiere department stores.

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