In the center of the capital, taking up nine streets, De 9 Straatjes features quaint shops selling arts and crafts, fashion items, and eccentricities. Spanning 400 years of tradition, the area still has a number of hidden cafes and artisan businesses that offer typical Dutch or quirky merchandise. If you're into reading, check out the bookshops. For those who like healthy eating, the site offers organic food stores. As quaint as the neighborhood is, it also offers a wide range of international fashion chain stores. Plan to visit De 9 Straatjes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Amsterdam attractions using our Amsterdam planner.
De 9 Straatjes reviews
Even during a little rainstorm, this was a fun place to visit. The shops we saw were a little on the pricey side but (as with anywhere in Amsterdam) it's just beautiful to walk around. more »
What I love most about this area is that it was away from the crazy busy area of the Dam and other very busy places. Take a short walk down the paleisstraat and once you hit the canals you have... more »
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