Since I live in the Netherlands and pretty close to Amsterdam, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favourite (dutch) stationery stores in Amsterdam :)
1. De Bijenkorf
Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Where do I even start? De Bijenkorf is the biggest department store of the Netherlands and is located in the heart of Amsterdam: De dam. The building is really pretty and old. On the 4th floor is their stationery located. It has got famous brands like Moleskine, Stabilo, Paperchase but during the back to school period dutch brands like Blond Amsterdam and Pip studio as well.
Nieuwendijk 174-176, 1012 MT Amsterdam , The Netherlands
A real typical dutch store. It is located in almost every dutch town. You should take a look at the food court because there is much Dutch food and candy. But the stationery department is definitely the best part of the shop. Many dutch people have stationery from the HEMA because HEMA’s stationery is inexpensive and cute.
Amstel 34, 1017 AB Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This store is located inside an old canal house along one of Amsterdam’s canals. It is foundend in 1869 and still has this old atmosphere. It focuses mainly on paper and art stuff but sells some nice stationey too.
3. V&D (Vroom & Dreesman)
Kalverstraat 203, Amsterdam , the Netherlands
A real dutch department store with a great ‘’back to school’’ department. It sells many,many pens (stabilo, papermate, sharpie etc.) notebooks, binders, backpacks, planners and more school related stuff. Once again, you should take a look at the blond amsterdam and Pip studio.
4. Sissy Boy (homeland)
KNSM-Laan 19, 1019 LA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A concept store comparable to urban outfitters. It owns more vintage themed stationery noticeable due to french titles, brown paper etc.
5. The museum shop
This shop is located on “Museum plein’’ between the museums: ‘’Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum and Stedelijk museum and the ‘’I am amsterdam sign’’. Although this shop doesn’t sell much stationery, it does sell fun stationery. Mostly art themed and related to the paintings of the museums. Quite expensive unfortunately.
I hope you liked this post and thought it was handy.