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The Maker Store

Buying gifts and souvenirs can often feel a little overwelming, particularly in the tourist heart of Amsterdam where there is no shortage of stalls filled to the brim with magnets, wooden tulips and other stereotypical bric-a-bracs. But if you want to find something a little more special and unique then The Maker Store (previously the Local Goods Store) in De Hallen is definitely worth a visit. Here you will find a broad selection of gifts and small goods — all made by local and independent Dutch artisans.

What started as a Local Goods Market every weekend in De Hallen (which continues today as The Maker Market) evolved into this beautiful, spacious and permanent store. It is a truly inspiring space to peruse with many special items that cater to all tastes — from fashion, design, food and books through to homewares and even some goodies for babies and children.

One of our favourite items here are the cute Rijkswachter wooden robots — which come in a variety of sizes and are made from the actual wooden crates in which the Rijksmuseum collection items were stored during its decade-long reconstruction. Each individual Rijkswachter robot has a code written on it and you can then look up online what Rijksmuseum collection item he housed. They are such a cute way to integrate design and local history – and children love them too.

Once you have enjoyed all that The Maker Store has to offer, there are plenty of other things to keep you and the family occupied while you are at De Hallen – including all the wonderful food available at Foodhallen, a library and cafe (with kids play corner),  a film theatre as well as some sweet little independent stores.

The Maker Store

Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 020 261 7667

Opening Hours: Tues – Sun from 12:00 – 19:00 (open from 11:00 on Saturdays)


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