An area near the Jordaan with lots of cute fashionable shops and yummy cafes, de Negen Straatjes or “Nine Streets” area is a great place to wander. Do some window shopping and maybe grab a bite to eat or a coffee.
De 9 Straatjes aka The Nine Streets
The Nine Streets area is framed by three streets stretching from Prinsengracht to the Singel. It is called the Nine Streets because it is made up of three parallel avenues which are broken up by the Keizersgracht and Herengracht canals, making nine little sections.
Shopping in the Nine Streets
There are lots of cool fashion and accessories boutiques in the Negen Straatjes. A few of the most popular are Scotch & Soda, Denham, Concrete Matter, Filippa K, Samsøe & Samsøe and We Are Labels. The Darling and Things I Like are also great shops.
For shoes you can’t miss Toms, Dr Martens and the Vans Store. And definitely take a look at the lovely Marie Stella Maris shop on the corner of Keizersgracht.
Wander around and do some window shopping and you will find the boutiques that you love best.
There are several vintage clothing shops tucked within the Negen Straatjes including Episodes, Laura Dols, Zipper and Bij Ons Vintage. For vintage furniture and home decor check out De Weldaad and 360Volt.
Eat & Drink in the Negen Straatjes
Wander from shop to shop then stop to grab a coffee, juice or snack at one of the many charming cafes along the way. If you are in the mood for a juice or vegan lunch, try Dr Blend or The Cold Pressed Juicery.
For that caffeine pick me up make your way to Screaming Beans.
Places to Stay in the Nine Streets
There are several hotels located within the 9 Straatjes as well so you can sleep in this charming neighborhood.
The Hoxton is a warm and stylish hotel with lots of charm for residents as well as visitors. The hotel often hosts cool events for locals in their space dubbed The Apartment and has a lovely lobby restaurant a bar called Lotti’s that serves everything from breakfast to dinner. Book your stay at the Hoxton here.
The Andaz hotel is full of quirky artistic details as it was designed by Dutch artist and architect Marcel Wanders. There is a beautiful bar at the front of the hotel and a restaurant in the back called Bluespoon that serves a great brunch buffet. Be sure to check out the garden too, it has an Alice in Wonderland theme. You can book the Andaz here.
The Dylan has converted a historic property into 40 luxury hotel rooms and suites. The boutique hotel also has a Michelin starred restaurant called Vinkeles and Bar Brasserie OCCO. You can book a stay at the Dylan here.
Museums Near the Nine Streets
There are several museums in or near the Negen Straatjes. Some of my favorites include:
- Huis Marseille: this photography museum in an old canal house has changing exhibitions which are always interesting
- Cromhouthuis: beautifully preserved homes of the Cromhout family, don’t miss the gardens too
- Bijbels Museum: located on the top floors of the Cromhouthuis, explores the Bible and religion with stories and exhibits of holy objects and artifacts
- Museum Het Grachtenhuis: learn all about Amsterdam’s canals and canal houses
- Het Paleis: visit Amsterdam’s Royal Palace and see the sumptuous interior
- Houseboat Museum: fascinated by houseboats? You can learn all about them here.
- Begijnhof: take a moment to step into this quiet courtyard
For more information and a handy map check out De 9 Straatjes website.
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