The 9 Straatjes shopping itinerary Amsterdam
Want to go shopping but are not attracted by the big international shopping chains and department stores? Don’t feel like traipsing through mega stores in the popular shopping streets and prefer small, original and exclusive boutiques? Well, you can find them in the 9 Straatjes (nine little streets) in a spectacularly beautiful district in Amsterdam’s city centre.
Starting at the wonderful Magna Plaza shopping mall on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, walk through the Raadhuisstraat to the Hartenstraat. This is the first of the nine little streets. Cross the bridge over the Keizersgracht canal and stroll into the Reestraat, which ends on the Prinsengracht.
Now turn left into the Berenstraat, which turns into the Wolvenstraat. Then, reaching the Herengracht, turn right towards the Huidenstraat and Runstraat. The nine little streets crisscross along in the district between the Rozengracht, Leidsestraat, Prinsengracht and Singel.
Food and drinks
In addition to galleries, gift shops and boutiques selling fashion, design and home decoration, the 9 Straatjes have plenty of terraces, good restaurants and welcoming cafés to offer. In short, the 9 Straatjes have everything you need for a day-long shopping spree.