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De Kleine Parade
March 10, 2016
Nestled into the heart of the trendy district known as De Pijp you will find this little gem.  De Kleine Parade is a kids concept store, cafe and atelier that offers a beautifully curated selection of kids clothes, toys, books, home deco and accessories. It is the ideal spot to come with your little ones if you want ...
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Knutsel Frutsel, for your creative needs
April 7, 2011
Nooo, this is not a candy store. It's even better! At Knutsel Frutsel you will find everything you need for your children's art & craft kit -- or yours! Filled with the best products, from play-dough to paper, glitter to glue -- you'll find it in this shop. And the owners will give you expert ...
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Imagine -- a very special toy shop
July 18, 2010
One of the most special children's shops in Amsterdam is without a doubt the toy shop Imagine. This is the place to go if you're looking for that special gift for that unique child, that cute present for that sweet baby, that handmade coat for that lovely girl or that stylish haircut for that cool ...
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Kid's shoes from Meys & Co
May 13, 2010
My kiddie shoe shop of choice here in Amsterdam is Meys & Co. I’m picky with shoes for my children-- they need to be strong, durable, cute (but plain), and slightly old-fashioned. I always find something to my taste at Meys & Co! There's a good selection of classic styles mixed with more fashionable footwear, ...
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MIFFY SHOP
May 8, 2010
If you’re visiting Amsterdam and have little kids, you should definitely step into the Miffy store on the Scheldestraat. Miffy ('Nijntje' in Dutch) is the sweet little bunny designed by Dick Bruna in 1955 who quickly became a world famous character. The wonderful collection of Miffy books, which discuss a large number of topics (amongst ...
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Amsterdam wall stickers from Zuuz
January 13, 2010
Don't you love these wall decals? I mean, even if you don't live in Amsterdam, you surely must like them!?! These supercool stickers are made by Zuuz, and besides the fact that I really like the images of the typical Dutch canal houses, I love the fact that they are so big -- my daughter ...
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Amsterdam lamps from Hartendief
November 10, 2009
Look how lovely this pendant lampshade is...  It's very typical Amsterdam with its cute canal houses!  The scene you see on this lamp is called 'Jordaan', named after the picturesque neighbourhood in the centre of Amsterdam with its narrow streets, small houses and cute bridges. Hylkia, the creative brain behind 'Hartendief', originally studied fashion design but ...
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Shabbies
June 30, 2009
Shabbies were originally designed in the seventies by Dutch shoe designer Fred de la Bretoniere and are the most comfortable, fashionable and beautiful boots I own. They're the perfect mix between nonchalant and chic. Shabby chic! The colours of the natural leather are seriously amazing, and I really like the fact that they look equally ...
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Utrechtsestraat
May 20, 2009
If you happen to be in Amsterdam and have a few hours to spare for some coffee and shopping, Utrechtsestraat is a good place to go. The Koffiesalon, a lovely coffee-shop (in the true meaning of the word), has good seating, great espresso, yummy cakes and sandwiches and you can help yourself to as much ...
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HEMA
January 21, 2009
HEMA is one of those shops (or concepts really), that is almost impossible to describe. If you've ever set foot in a HEMA, you understand. In fact, you get the concept immediately, and you're a fan instantly - no denial possible! And you just understand why we, Dutchmen, are all raving about it, and why ...
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La Savonnerie
December 2, 2008
I love soap. And, much to my husband's chagrin, I love soap shops! A beautiful soap shop here in Amsterdam is La Savonnerie, where soap is being made by hand, the traditional way -- all with natural ingredients and all hand-stamped! Many, many, many beautiful bars of soap can be found here, in the most ...
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Keet in Huis
October 15, 2008
KNSM island used to be quite a rough and industrial part of the Amsterdam harbor before it was transformed into a very cool residential island, and nowadays, this is where you can find one of the finest kid's lifestyle shops of Amsterdam: Keet in Huis. Keet in Huis ('Mess in the House'), sells everything from ...
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Imps & Elfs
April 10, 2008
Children are sometimes very naughty (Imp)... sometimes very sweet (Elf)... but mostly (unfortunately for us, poor parents) both at the same time: Imps & Elfs! Imps & Elfs -- one of the coolest kid's clothing brands around, and it happens to be Dutch, like so many other cool things! The philosophy behind the brand is ...
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Amsterdam toy warehouse
February 28, 2008
We got this wooden toy warehouse for my son's first birthday and it's a huge hit!  When he was little he loved opening and closing the doors and peeping through the windows, and his his big sister liked climbing into it very much (we went for the more expensive sturdy version with a bottom plate for this reason!).  ...
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A week in Amsterdam
February 18, 2008
Monday: Go out for breakfast in the Bakkerswinkel. A basket of different sorts of bread, muffins, scones and croissants makes way to your table accompanied by a much needed coffee and orange juice. Fancy jams can be found on the table. Open from 7AM - what a wonderful way to start the week! After, take ...
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