Though it changes names in the middle, Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk are actually one street in the historic center. The area is the city’s coolest shopping zone, with specialty food stores and design boutiques.

By Gisela Williams
Updated March 31, 2015


This deli, cheese and wine shop (pictured above) has a fancy dinner tasting menu.


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Store Without a Home

A gallery-like, pink-painted space full of quirky objects from international designers—such as side tables with legs like tree branches and vases that are meant to be hung on the wall.


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Vivian Hann

Elegant ceramic vases, dishware and linens are displayed against stone walls.


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De Kookboekhandel

A cozy shop selling cookbooks from around the world.