What’s going on in Amsterdam
Marqt | Rembrandtplein Area
Biological, sustainable, organic. Whatever.... this is the mouthwatering supermarket of Amsterdam, whether you are into all the responsible food stuff, or not. Great selection of everything tasty. There is one near Rembrandtplein, one near Leidseplein.
Wijs en Zonen | Red light district
Old fashioned tea and coffee shop, since 1828. Worth a visit to buy something special and to taste the atmosphere of times gone by. You can have high tea in the little courtyard adjacent to the shop.
Hajenius | Near Dam Square
One of Europe's most famous cigar houses: the House of Hajenius. Opened in 1915 and still going strong. The building is one of the finest on the Rokin, with a splendid Art-Deco interior, highly-decorated ornaments, fine Italian marble and colossal chandeliers.
Condomerie | Red light district
Yes, that's right: a shop dedicated entirely to condoms. Available in all shapes and sizes, and tastes.
Jemi Flower Shop | Red light district
Family run flower shop in the heart of the Red Light District. It shows it is a normal neighborhood, too, where the locals live, work and shop.
Gassan Diamonds | Nieuwmarkt area
For more than 400 years, Amsterdam has been known as the City of Diamonds. In fact, the brilliant cut, which originated in Amsterdam, is also known as the ‘Amsterdam cut’. Join one of the free guided tours held seven days a week at Gassan Diamonds.
Dun Yong | Nieuwmarkt area
Asian department store that brings you flavors of the orient. Six floors with food, kitchen supplies, porcelain, furniture, books, music and decoration materials. In the China Town of Amsterdam.
Wynand Fockink | Near Dam Square
Liqueur distillery, store and cafe for old fashioned Dutch drinks. Offers guided tours as well as liqueur tastings.