Art and design shopping in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is an inspiring city for many artists and designers. It has been for centuries because most of the ‘old masters’ lived in Amsterdam. And today you can still find a lot of art and design in Amsterdam. Why not explore the art and design shops in Amsterdam after seeing the museums? We have selected some good addresses for you.

Spiegelkwartier: The Spiegelkwartier district lies just behind the Rijksmuseum. Countless art and antiques shops jostle for space in a few narrow streets. From classical to exotic to contemporary art, you will find it all here.

Rozengracht: This district in the Jordaan harbours several galleries that mainly sell works by young Dutch artists and designers. Fons Welters Gallery, Ellen de Bruijne Projects and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau are well worth a visit.

Canals: There are many galleries with special exhibitions along Amsterdam’s canals. The Prinsengracht has GO Gallery and Galerie P. Clement and the Keizersgracht has FOAM, if you like photography exhibitions by world-famous photographers and upcoming talents.

Frozen Fountain: Located on the Prinsengracht, Frozen Fountain is a special shop with contemporary furniture, art and home accessories. They offer young artists and designers from famous Dutch and foreign academies a platform, resulting in a very special, always changing collection.