de pijp

De Pijp is an older part of town located between Stadhouderskade - Rijksmuseum and Ceintuurbaan, easily reachable from either the Museum district or the Utrechtsestraat. The heart of de Pijp is the Albert Cuyp, a classic Dutch street market and the largest in the Netherlands. A mixture of all cultures, selling fresh produce, affordable clothing, and mainly... freshly baked Stroopwafels - syrup-filled cookies. Around the market, on Eerste van der Helststraat and Gerard Douplein, you can find a lot of small stores as well as charming Dutch cafe’s that haven’t changed for decades.

At the same level at 1e van der Helst straat Cotton cake is located, a cute and small department store in a lively street with many terraces and the Scandinavian Embassy, Swedish coffee Roasters at Sarphatiepark Continue your walk to Ceintuurbaan where you can have a healthy lunch at SLA or discover one of the latest hotspots in town CT Coffee & Coconuts with an amazing interior.

Please note I try to keep the site updated but with stores coming and going it may happen a shop is no longer open.


All the luck in the world Gerard Doustraat 86 | Vintage and new Design
Charlie+Mary Gerard Doustraat 84 | Fashion and cakes
Anna + Nina Gerard Doustraat 94 | Department store
Felice Home of Brands Gerard Doustraat 88 | Fashion and interiors 
 Gerard Doustraat 65 | Children party ideas and materials

Cottoncake 1e van der Helststraat 76 | Shop, art, coffee and organic food
Duikelman Ferdinand Bolstraat 66-68 | Professional kitchen materials, ceramics, books and towels
Good Genes Albert Cuypstraat 33-35 | Contemporary casual uniform of jeans

Circle of trust Ferdinand Bolstraat 47 | Denim brand and conceptstore
Gathershop Van Woustraat 99 | Unique objects from young designers
Fest Amsterdam Van woustraat 111 | Pilot store and showroom

Eat & Drink
Hutspot Van Woustraat 4 | Conceptstore & cafe
SLA Ceintuurbaan 149 | Healthy salads  
Venkel Albert Cuypstraat 22 | Fresh salads  
CT Coffee & Coconuts Ceintuurbaan 282-284 | Cafe and Restaurant  
Scandinavian Embassy Sarphatiepark 34 | Coffee roasters from Sweden
Cottoncake 1e van der Helststraat 76 | Shop, art, coffee and organic food


Two locations in the same street selling everything for your kitchen including ceramics, books, kitchen towels and appliances.


Ferdinand Bolstraat 66-68
1072 LM Amsterdam
+31 206712230

Opening hours: 

Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday 9:30AM - 6PM
Saturday 9:30AM - 5PM
Sunday closed


Charlie + Mary
Charlie + Mary is an inspiring concept store and pioneer in the field of ethical fashion. From designer to vintage, shoes, accessories and organic cosmetics, and a coffee corner in the back.

Charlie + Mary

Gerard Doustraat 84
1072 VW Amsterdam
+3120 662 8281

Opening hours:

Monday Noon - 6PM
Tuesday to Friday 10AM  - 6PM
Saturday 11AM - 6PM
Sunday 1PM  - 5PM

Website: Charlie + Mary

All the luck in the world
Small furniture, gifts, home accessories and a collection of handmade products

All the luck in the world

Gerard Doustraat 86
1072 VW Amsterdam
+31 20 6732168

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 11AM-6PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

Website: All the luck in the world

Felice ‘Home of brands’
Felice "Home of Brands" is an experience with clothing, shoes, interior and fine wines. This beautiful store has an amazing interior.

Felice Home of brands

Gerard Doustraat 88
1072 VW Amsterdam
+31 6 40808836

Opening hours:

Website: Felice home of brands
Blogposts & photos:
Felice home of brands | | September 2014

Anna + Nina
Department store with a focus on jewellery and accessories for your home

Anna + Nina
Gerard Doustraat 94
1072 VX Amsterdam
+31 202044532

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30AM - 6PM
Saturday 11AM - 6PM
Sunday 1PM - 5PM

Website: Anna + Nina
Blogpost & more pictures :
Anna + Nina | Waterlooplein & Pijp area

Children Party storeKinderfeestwinkel - Children Party store filled with party ideas and supplies, as well as children gifts.

Gerard Doustraat 65
1072 LV Amsterdam
+31 206722215

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 10AM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Website: Kinderfeestwinkel

Cotton Cake

Cotton Cake  Cute small concept store in small and lively site street halfway through the Albert Cuyp market. This store sells fashion, art and home decor in a beautiful white interior, and serves delicious drinks both indoors and outdoors.

Cotton Cake

1e Van der Helststraat 76
1072NZ Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 789 58 38

Opening hours:
Monday to  Friday 10AM - 6:30PM
Saturday 10AM - 5:30PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 5:30PM

Website: Cotton Cake
Blogposts & more pictures:
Cotton Cake | A small conceptstore

SLA brings you an abundance of healthy guilty pleasures that give you all-day energy, rather than a short sugar rush. SLA spots the purest ingredients packed with flavor, and turns them into delish dishes. All you need to do is choose… whether you’ll eat in, or out.

Ceintuurbaan 149
1072 GB Amsterdam
+31 207893080

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday 11AM - 9PM

Website: SLA

Scandinavian Embassy
Scandinavian coffee, lunch & bites

Scandinavian Embassy
Sarphatipark 34
1072 MB Amsterdam
+31 619518199

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Website: Scandinavian Embassy
Blogpost & More pictures: Scandinavian Embassy | De Pijp area


Venkel serves large salads, using seasonal veggies and freshly grilled fish or chicken.

Albert Cuypstraat 22
1072 CT Amsterdam
+31 20772 3198

Opening hours:
daily 11AM - 9PM

Website: Venkel

CT Coffee & Coconuts

Cafe restaurant in the former Ceintuur Theater, a cinema built in the roaring 20s. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner in a raw and industrial environment with different sitting and lounge area’s

CT Coffee & Coconuts
Ceintuurbaan 282-284
1072 GK Amsterdam

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 7AM - 10PM
Saturday - Sunday 8AM - 10PM 

Website: CT Coffee & Coconuts
Blogpost & more pictures:
CT Coffee & Coconuts | Pijp area
Photography... coffee & Coconuts