Merchandise at  Anneke Schat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anneke Schat

Contemporary jewelry artist Anneke Schat displays her work of paintings and jewelry in a gallery setting that is appropriate to her intellectual pieces.
Exterior view - Antiquariaat Hoogkamp, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antiquariaat Hoogkamp

This is the kind of charming print shop that could appear in a movie; it is so picturesque, set by the canal and crammed with lovely of old maps and prints, botanicals and landscapes. Bins are usually set up outside so passersby can flip through matted prints that sell for 14 euros and up. A flight of stairs leads down into the shop where many more rare fine art prints from the 16th to the 20th century are kept and can be framed on the spot while you wait.

Interior of shop with cases full of crystal and other treasures


Foreign jewelers who specialize in antique European jewelry often make Binenbaum one of their first stops on trips to Amsterdam.
Merchandise at  Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market)

The city’s most famous market—often billed as the world’s only floating flower market—takes place on moored barges near Muntplein, where some fifteen stalls offer vibrantly hued plants, flowers and bulbs. The displays are particularly glorious during tulip season, but the attraction is a bit touristy.

Interior View - Bookstore Dominicanen, Maastricht, Netherlands - Courtesy VVV Maastricht

Bookstore Dominicanen

London’s Guardian newspaper proclaimed the heart-stopping, breathtaking Bookstore Domincanen to be the most beautiful bookstore in the world. A former 13th-century Dominican church, this bookstore is housed amidst the sweeping arches of the former church, the top levels reaching close enough to see the painstakingly careful brushwork that bedecks the ceiling. The interior space, designed by Amsterdam architects Merkx + Girod, is a true marriage of traditional and modern, with the store itself a paradigm of sleek, Scandanavian design. The selection of books is wide, and includes a large English section.

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Exterior View - Droog, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Ground zero for design aficionados, this Dutch design collective opened in 1993 and is still on the leading edge. Located in a beautiful old canal house near Café de Jaren and the Rembrandt House, Droog (which means “dry” in Dutch) has an ever-changing collection of fashion and design items from hundreds of brands. A recent visit turned up elaborate paper parasols and innovative lamps as well as smaller items, like trendy glasses, frames and kitchenware. Don't miss the second-floor café.

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Lounge at Friday Next, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Friday Next

A one-stop-shop for everything from bicycles to stationary or an interior design consultation, Friday Next is one of the best design stores in Amsterdam.
Interiors at Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Frozen Fountain

This design Mecca, in a multilevel canal house near the 717 hotel, is well worth a visit. It specializes in contemporary furniture, especially from Scandinavian and Dutch designers, as well as cool housewares, bike accessories, jewelry, stationary and chocolate.

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Interior of Ganni Store


A Danish contemporary ready-to-wear woman’s fashion brand known for its scandi-cool style and bold, expressive and colorful designs.

Interior View - Gathershop, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam's Gathershop is located in the hipster De Pijp neighborhood and stocked with mostly pieces from young, up-and-coming designers.
Children's clothes hang in Gray Label store in Amsterdam

Gray Label

A minimalist children's clothing line specializing in timeless, comfortable clothing in soft-tone colors and made with organic cotton.
Guus Roell antiques in Maastricht

Guus Röell - Kunst & Antiquiteiten

Guus Röel is a great antiques shop, curated by an expert in colonial antiques and rare artifacts from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean Islands. Highlights include furniture, paintings, prints, sculptures and textiles.

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Interior View - Hay Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hay Amsterdam

Fans of modern Danish modern furniture (or really all design), will fall in love with Hay Amsterdam. This concept store located in the trendy Nine Streets boutique district features a diverse collection of home goods. In addition to furniture, the store offers high-quality office accessories and Koffie Salon, giving the space a cool and casual vibe.

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This gallery-like space sells avant-garde men’s shoes and man purses in hand-made leather.

Interiors at Jan, Amsterdam, Netherlands


A beautiful little store in Amsterdam, Jan has a selection of items that make perfect gifts. Read Indagare's review.
Exterior View - Kiki Niesten, Maastricht, Netherlands

Kiki Niesten

Fashionista Kiki Niesten outfits Maastricht’s most stylish from her tony Stokstraat boutique. The tasteful, subdued collection carries blue-chip names including Prada, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander and Chloe. Her sister store, Kiki 2 is located across the street and offers more modestly priced duds.

Leon Martens

Family-run jewelry store is a preferred dealer of Rolex, Cartier, Bulgari and Harry Winston and has been at Maastricht’s forefront since the 1950’s. In 2000, the family opened a second, more fashion-conscious store, Leon Martens Espace, on Stokstraat.

Antiques at  M.C. Gasseling Antiques, Amsterdam, Netherlands

M.C. Gasseling Antiques

Lovers of Delft tiles, the iconic blue and white ceramic tiles, will find dozens of antique and new ones to choose from in this antiques shop.
Interior View - MaisonNL, Amsterdam, Netherlands


A charming sliver of a shop in Amsterdam, MaisonNL has a cluttered but curated inventory of stylish kids clothes, ceramics, candles and more.
Interiors at  Marjan de Voogd Ceramics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marjan de Voogd Ceramics

One of the most interesting ceramicists at work in the Netherlands is Marjan de Voogd who draws on nature to create exquisite contemporary pieces.

May Antiek

This shop is for lovers of flea markets who relish cramped spaces and old treasured objects or those in search of antique toys or books.
Dresses at Montulet International, Maastricht, Netherlands

Montulet International

In a city renowned for its bespoke suits, Montulet International is considered the cream of the crop. The names on hand might be stuffy (Brioni, Zegna and Hogan are among the varied collection), but in typical Dutch fashion the clothes are laidback, stylish and tasteful. There is also a great selection of both men’s and women’s jewelry.

Interior View - Moooi Showroom, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moooi Showroom

A whimsical wonderland filled with playful interior décor, Moooi’s 7,500-square-foot Amsterdam showroom is a paradise for design lovers.
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Exterior View - Noordermarkt, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Courtesy I Amsterdam


Open on Saturdays, Amsterdam's Noordermarkt is part farmers market, part flea market, and a favorite of both visitors and locals. Read Indagare's review.
Oldenhof Maastricht Kookwinkel

Oldenhof Maastricht

Oldenhof Maastricht, also known as Kookwinkel or Kookhuis aan de Maes, is a famous treasure trove for all things kitchenware and cooking, located in a former bank building. Come here for international cookware and tableware brands—as well as cookbooks, machines and more.

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Exterior View - PL-Line Outlet, Maastricht, Netherlands

PL-Line Outlet

The super-chic women’s outpost of the Maastrict-exclusive PL chainlet stocks the best designer apparel in town. Trendy yet tasteful, the marble-floored store offers highbrow names including Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balmain and Iro. The selection is geared towards a younger audience, but women of all ages will find something at this swanky style emporium.

Interiors at Restored, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam's Restored sells unique finds like independent magazines, home décor and accessories like sleek leather backpacks and soft throws.


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