Mijn Lieveling Winkels*

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After lounging around for a while flicking through a few magazines in a favourite cafe, and wandering the streets of canal houses, there is nothing better in Amsterdam than a bit of boutique window shopping, so here are a few of my picks.

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Juffrouw Splinter (Prinsengracht 230)- nestled just outside the famous ‘nine streets’, this little gem is a trasure trove of vintage and retro-inspired bits and bobs for your home. Nothing you need, but a lot that you will want. It’s now my third year in a row of tracking this shop down and I can still never remember which of the ‘grachtengordel’ canals this sits on!

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By Popular Demand (Radhuisstraat 2)- filled to the rafters with all sorts of homey things- stationery, kitchen bits, books. Hard to describe but perfect for finding interesting presents.

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The Otherist (Leliegracht 6)- gorgeous, gorgeous interior things for your home. Impossible to describe but essential for a visit.

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Skins Cosmetics (Runstraat 11)- undoubtedly the most luxe feeling beauty shop I’ve ever stepped foot into. Beautifully presented but it does rather make you feel that you can’t afford to be there!

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de Weldaad (Reestraat 1)- newly discovered on this shop, this boutique sells unusual home items, antiques and decorations. I picked up a beautiful glass tulip vase (a smaller version of the ones for hyacinths) here and it’s love.

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Shop de Ville (Staalstraat 11)- in a way similar to By Popular Demand, great for gifts and with quite an extensive children’s section.

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Droog (Staalstraat 7b)- if you like high end design or interiors then this is a must for it’s collection and exhibition of sleek, modern and functional homewares and furniture. I can only dream…

*My favourite shops

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