De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets) are a collection of nine small roads enclosed by the famous canal belt and packed with the most original shops and cosy cafes.
The canal district is a buzzing area where you can marvel over historical buildings aligning with the famous canals of Amsterdam. Connecting the canals, there are several small streets, which over the years became home to some of the nicest vintage and designer boutiques, typical Amsterdam cafes and popular lunchrooms. De 9 Straatjes are best enjoyed at a leisurely pace, but be careful not to leave the sidewalk while admiring the old picturesque houses and places to go to, as these streets are also used by cycling locals and suppliers delivering all kinds of goodies to the bars, restaurants and coffee shops (yes, also the ones actually selling only coffee). One of our favourite shops is Zipper to hunt for some proper vintage treasures, or head to Laura Dols if you are looking for 50s vibes.