VINTAGE SHOPPING ON WATERLOO SQUARE
The centre of Amsterdam isn’t very big – you can pretty much walk everywhere. One of the best areas for young tourists is probably Waterloo Square. There’s a vintage market every weekday from 10am to 4pm. There are stalls owned by vintage stores but the most fun part are the piles of clothes on the floor, sold for 2 euros a piece. You need to rummage but I’ve found some of my best stuff in there, including Jil Sander and Miu Miu! It’s also worth crossing the bridge over the Amstel towards the Staalstraat, for Amsterdam’s best chocolate shop, Puccini.
The Haarlemmerdijk is a long street taking you all the way to west Amsterdam. It’s filled with nice shops, bakeries, restaurants and there’s a cosy cinema called ‘The Movies’ for a sweet night out.
If you’re looking for somewhere special, Hannekes Boom is a nice place to go. It’s an open air restaurant on the waterside where you can hang out all day and look out over the water with some drinks or food. On the weekend it’s open until 3am so there’s often parties as well.
Text and photography Marte Mei van Haaster