Amsterdam Souvenirs: 10 Things to Buy

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Are you looking for Amsterdam souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.

Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy to yourself as a memory from your trip.

So, do you want to know what to buy in Amsterdam for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Amsterdam!


Cheese & Cheese Slicer – One of the most popular Amsterdam souvenirs

Cheese is one of the most popular souvenirs to buy in Amsterdam. It’s delicious, affordable, and will make any cheese-loving person happy.

The most popular cheeses are Gouda, Edam, and Old Amsterdam. There are several cheese shops in Amsterdam where you can taste local cheeses, and buy your favorite ones.

At Albert Cuypstraat you’ll find several good cheese shops.

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels is one of the most delicious Amsterdam souvenirs you can buy. It’s a delicious syrup waffle that can be bought at every supermarket in the city.

Just make sure to wrap this souvenir well in your suitcase when traveling back home, since you don’t want to stroopwafels to crumble.

It’s a perfect gift to buy for both friends and family!

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Local Dutch beers

When thinking of dutch beer, most people think of Heineken. Even though Heineken is a tasty beer, you can still buy it worldwide, which doesn’t make it as special as a souvenir.

In the Netherlands there are more than 50 local breweries with a big variety of beers.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ is one of the breweries that are located in Amsterdam. It’s located right next to a beautiful windmill and here they make delicious organic beer. Brouwerij de Prael is another brewery in Amsterdam that are worth checking out.

Local beer is no doubt one of the best Amsterdam souvenirs to buy for someone who loves this beverage!

Custom Clogs

Windmills, tulips, and wooden clogs are symbols of the Netherlands.

The traditional ”klompen” clogs might not be so comfortable to wear, but you can buy a pair to use for other things. You an have it in your home as a decor, or why not plant a small flower in the clog and have in your garden.

This is one of the most popular and iconic souvenirs to buy in Amsterdam!

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Delft Blue

Are you looking for some Amsterdam souvenirs for your home?

Delft pottery is a nice and useful souvenir to buy in Amsterdam. You can shop both chopping boards, plates, bowls, vases and cups, etc. There are delft pottery items for all different kinds of budgets.

At Kramer Kunst & Antiek you can buy some antique Delftware with classic prints. You can also shop new products at the Rijksmuseum and in the Munttoren next to the famous flower market.

Tulip Bulbs

One thing that most people associate with the Netherlands is tulips. Here it grows so much tulips that the tulips fields have become one of the biggest attraction in the country.

When in Amsterdam, make sure to stop by the famous flower market and buy some tulip bulbs.

This is a really nice souvenir that will make a great addition to your home, or a nice gift for some someone who loves flowers and gardening!

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Map of the canals

Amsterdam is famous for its several canals that was constructed mainly in the 17th century.

Today you can shop old maps and prints of the canals in both tourist shops and bookstores.

It’s a really nice souvenir to buy for yourself to have as a decor in your home. Just frame it and put it up on the wall – that way you’ll be reminded of your trip to Amsterdam every time you look at it!

Christmas ornaments

Delft pottery Christmas ornaments is one of the most magical Amsterdam souvenirs to buy during Christmas.

It’s a really nice souvenir to buy since you’ll be reminded of your trip to Amsterdam every time you see them hang in your Christmas tree during the holidays!

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Bicycle Seat Cover

Almost all locals travel by bike in Amsterdam, it doesn’t matter if it rains.

Since they use their bikes so much in Amsterdam, there are several stores selling useful bike related items. The bicycle seat cover is one of those items, and is a great souvenir for anyone who use their bike a lot.

Kitsch Kitchen is one of the shops in Amsterdam that sell bicycle seat covers in all different kinds of colors and prints. BikeCap is another company that manufactures cute covers with Netherlands-themed prints.

Dutch Licorice

In Amsterdam you can buy the local candy ”drop” in almost every supermarket. It’s a licorice candy that comes in different kinds of flavors.

You can buy drop that is sweet, salty, hard, and chewy. There’s also flavors such as honey and mint.

I can recommend visiting Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje for the ultimate experience. This is an old fashioned candy shop where you can buy candies from glass jars in small paper bags.

It’s a really cute shop that’s worth checking out during your stay in Amsterdam!

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