De 9 Straatjes - Shopping in Amsterdam
You are searching for a great shopping spot in Amsterdam? We have a very special recommendation for you:
'The 9 Streets' or "De 9 Straatjes" in Dutch!
De 9 Straatjes are nine narrow and cute shopping streets, which are located between the Raadhuisstraat and the Leidsestraat and situated in the medieval center of the city. Coming from the Royal Palace on the Dam Square you get to the 9 Straatjes in just 2 minutes. This little shopping area is right in between the three main canals – the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht and the 9 Straatjes are actually the nine little streets which are connecting these three main canals- Their names are Reestraat, Hartenstraat, Gasthuis Molensteeg, Berenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Runstraat, Huidenstraat and Wijde Heisteeg.
In these streets you find a large variety of shops, from fashion and jewellery over decoration for your home and accesssories to even a Spa and several hairdresser and much much more. If you are into vintage and second hand shops you won't be disappointed by the Nine Streets - also alternative fashion shops can be found there.
Have a break with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy some dutch specialities while watching the people wandering around and escape the bustle of the city for some minutes. Trust me, there are so many inviting little cafés, that it will be difficult to decide for one.
Djoeke Wessing, a Dutch entrepreneur opened the first shop in the 9 Streets area and saw the potential of the area. So she decided to create an association to get other entrepreneur together and talk about ideas - after a short time the association became known as 'The 9 Streets' and more and more entrepreneurs decided to open shops in this outstanding beautiful part of the city. Nowadays the famous 9 Straatjes area is known to be one of the best shopping spots in the Netherlands.
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