What’s going on in Amsterdam

| Rembrandtplein Area

Utrechtsestraat 17

Biological, sustainable, organic. Whatever.... this is the mouthwatering supermarket of Amsterdam, whether you are into all the responsible food stuff, or not. Great selection of everything tasty. There is one near Rembrandtplein, one near Leidseplein.

| Red light district

Zeedijk 43

Old fashioned tea and coffee shop, since 1828. Worth a visit to buy something special and to taste the atmosphere of times gone by. You can have high tea in the little courtyard adjacent to the shop.

| Near Dam Square

Rokin 96

One of Europe's most famous cigar houses: the House of Hajenius. Opened in 1915 and still going strong. The building is one of the finest on the Rokin, with a splendid Art-Deco interior, highly-decorated ornaments, fine Italian marble and colossal chandeliers.

| Red light district

Warmoesstraat 141

Yes, that's right: a shop dedicated entirely to condoms. Available in all shapes and sizes, and tastes.

| Red light district

Warmoesstraat 83a

Family run flower shop in the heart of the Red Light District. It shows it is a normal neighborhood, too, where the locals live, work and shop.

| Nieuwmarkt area

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173

For more than 400 years, Amsterdam has been known as the City of Diamonds. In fact, the brilliant cut, which originated in Amsterdam, is also known as the ‘Amsterdam cut’. Join one of the free guided tours held seven days a week at Gassan Diamonds.

| Nieuwmarkt area

Stormsteeg 9

Asian department store that brings you flavors of the orient. Six floors with food, kitchen supplies, porcelain, furniture, books, music and decoration materials. In the China Town of Amsterdam.

| Near Dam Square

Pijlsteeg 43

Liqueur distillery, store and cafe for old fashioned Dutch drinks. Offers guided tours as well as liqueur tastings.