One of my favourite kiddie shoe shops here in Amsterdam has always been, without a doubt, the super cool shop Luukie.
At Luukie, they always have shoes in their collection that I love. (And I am picky!) I like kids’ shoes to be quite traditional, but with a modern twist, which is why I love Italian brands like PéPé and Rondinella, who do this brilliantly. (I know these shoes are not the cheapest, but my mother raised me to believe it is essential for the health of children’s feet to wear good shoes with sturdy, leather soles.)
One of my favourite kid’s clothes shops here in Amsterdam is the extra stylish shop, Xsmall. Here, they sell my absolute favourite (Dutch and Belgian) brands, like Imps&Elfs, Quincy, Simple Kids, KidsCase, Maan, and more! I guess I will just have to say that these clothes are cute, extremely stylish and of very good quality with extreme attention to detail…
Imagine my surprise (and extreme satisfaction), when I discovered that these two shops had actually joined forces! The combination of two of my favourite kid’s shops, both to be found under one roof! Brilliant!
When in Amsterdam and with an interest in children’s attire, this duo is certainly not to miss. There is a tiny play area in the back and in the summer they will open their garden so your kids can have a play outside while you make sure they will be properly dressed for the next season (or are just ‘gathering inspiration’, like I very often do). They also have a changing table, and even a kiddies toilet!
The shop is very conveniently located, with chic shopping Walhalla PC Hooftstraat around the corner (think Gucci, Prada, Burberry…), and neighbourhood favourite shopping district Cornelis Schuitstraat (think little designer boutiques and fancy lunch places) around the other one.
If your kids need a run, head over to the Museumplein – there is a huge lawn with a play area next to a café with terrace where the parents can have a coffee. Or just have a stroll in Vondelpark!
This is one of my favourite areas in Amsterdam!
NOTE: unfortunately Luukie/Xsmall has closed down…