The Old West of Amsterdam is an area where cultures from all corners of the globe come together, creating an assorted mix of intriguing inhabitants. The area is rather well known for its artful atmosphere, clearly seen in the range of artworks on display in both public spaces, as well as through the wide windows of studios. Home to many students and creative thinkers, the Old West attracts young and dynamic crowds. Located in this much loved area of Amsterdam is the shopping street Kinkerstraat.
Kinkerstraat has all the basics covered for your convenience and ease. For home interiors and decorating, you will find a range of interesting and unique products. Kinkerstraat also has its quirks that set it apart from other shopping streets in Amsterdam, such as the vintage store Sourced and Sold, where you can find beautiful old furniture at bargain prices, and can also grab an excellent coffee! Kinkerstraat is a great option for those who love shopping for unique foods and food related products. ‘In My Kitchen Kookwinkel’ is just one example. This modish store sells specifically items that are kitchen related, in order to satisfy all your cooking needs and desires.
Kinkerstraat is also crossed by, and nearby to, a number of other unique shopping streets; Ten Katemarkt street, for example. Ten Katemarkt hosts a beautiful market six days a week, from which you can purchase a range of delectable delights. Rich Dutch cheeses, fresh fish and other ocean foods, mouthwatering baked breads and more is available for sale in its stalls. Aside from the delicious foods, you can buy bicycle accessories (always handy in the Netherlands!), clothing, and other intriguing finds. In addition to Ten Katemarkt, there is Marqt market on Overtoom. Marqt is an organic market brimming with gorgeous, fresh ingredients, spices, and herbs. Wandering through its fragrant stalls searching for the perfect ingredients is certainly a beautiful way to spend the afternoon, and is another one of the wonderful ways to experience the city of Amsterdam.
Getting to the Old West of Amsterdam, where Kinkerstraat is located, is as easy as getting on a tram or a bus. OV chip cards can be purchased at train stations for the convenience of loading money onto the cards and merely swiping it whenever you use public transport in the Netherlands, which includes public transport in Amsterdam. You may also choose to drive to Kinkerstraat, or cycle. There are plenty of bicycle rental companies in Amsterdam that will rent a bicycle to you for a very good price.
The Kinkerstraat is close a lot of big museums such as the van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk museum & the famous Rijksmuseum. To explore the neighbourhood, a bike would be more suitable, there is a bike shop in the Kinkerstraat but for your convenience you can also order a bike online.
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