Friday, June 14, 2013

Craft Stores in Amsterdam





Here is a list for all of those interested in crafts or who'll be visiting this beautiful city any time soon.

NOTE: These are the stores I like, frequent, patronize etc... There is not one store on the list that I haven't been to, and also I'm sure there are plenty more, but this ones are close to each other and I simply like them.

1- Den Haan & Wagenmaker - traditional fabrics for patchwork and quilting (this is where I learned quilting). A very beautiful place to visit.

2- Birdblocks - modern and colorful fabrics, for patchwork, quilting, sewing projects

3- De Afstap - yarns, threads and accessories for knitting and crochet

4- De Posthumus Winkel - rubber stamps, inks, wax seals - a beautiful store

5- Copenhaguen Kralen Beads - all beads and related tools for jewelry making

6- Koud Kunstje - papier mache, polymer clay, decoupage, wooden crafts

7- Knopenwinkel - Buttons in all shapes, sizes and colors, and even if you're not interested in buttons you should take a look at this store, even the store's front sign is beautiful.

8- Hema - This is a chain store, and there is one in almost every corner, but my favorite is the one on Kalvertoren, Kalverstraat 212. I've found many really nice party and craft supplies here, don't miss it just because you see a bunch of clothes and kitchen supplies.

9- Vlieger - The one store I'm mostly likely to be found in. A washi-tape and paper heaven.

10- Penelope Craft - I usually go more to #3, because it is easier for me to get there, but this is a very pretty and well stocked with yarns store.

11- Van Beek - It is an art supply store (there are many here), but it is the nicest one and the staff are really helpful, and I don't know why but I really like it in there!

12- Jan de Grote - If you find yourself in the Albert Cuypmarket and you like crafting, sewing etc.. you must not miss the chance to go in here. Lots of cheap materials; zippers, ribbons, felt, buttons, lace, etc...

13- A. Boeken - A bit like Jan de Grote, only smaller and much more organized. Lots of ribbons, and fabrics. They have the nicest business card.

14- Weldraad - Is a very nice and well illuminated yarn store in the beautiful Haarlemmerdijk street. They carry many types of yarns for all budgets.


I hope you find it useful and that you like some or all of these stores,

Giova

18 comments:

  1. So great! I love how crafty your map is + interactive at the same time (oh secret backside). Can't wait for your penpal to try it out :)

    p.s. The class is open anytime for anyone who wants to sign up :) http://skl.sh/11RQ8Ig

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    1. Thank you Anne! Everyones projects were really inspiring, and helpful. And she did tried it out and it was a complete success, so Hooray!!!

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  2. Wonderful map!

    The next time you plan to go shopping for craft supplies, invite me okay? :D

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    1. Will do!! It is actually closer to you than it is to me. And today I found a new place to add to the list!!

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  3. May be you should add pipoos in Adam noord. They have a lot of paper pusher and of course crafty furnitures !
    xx

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    1. I've only visited their branch in The Hague, and as I said in my note, I was only adding places that were close and that I've been too. But I agree with you, Pipoos has many things other shops don't carry, especially the big hole punchers!

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  4. Beautiful map! I should have peeked here before going to Amsterdam. Oh well! Next time ; ) I only saw the bead shop and one other from your list that I remember. Happy crafting. If I do come again it might be nice to grab a coffee!

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    1. Definitely, I would love to take you on a cratfy tour;)
      I hope you had a great time here!

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  5. Love your blog! I am going to Amsterdam in May and was looking for craft and art stores to check out, so thanks for the great post.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you found it useful, and if you need other recommendations let me know, I'll be more than happy to share them with you!

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  6. I know I am coming at this a year late but I just moved to Amsterdam & am so grateful for this list!!! Wrote them all down & will be on my way to one or two later this week! ;)

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    1. I'm glad you found it, and hopefully it is a helpful list, in any case most of them are really close to each other. Enjoy Amsterdam, and if you need more recommendations just email me ;)

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  7. Thanks so much for this list! It really helped me find some amazing places around the city! I've featured this post in a post on my blog! http://wp.me/p4M2yF-x

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  8. I am coming to Amsterdam in October - many shops with interesting rubbrer/cling stamps ornoyther paper crafting supplies?

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  9. Nice list. I only miss a very nice crafts shop nearby the Leidseplein (centre). Made by me! Arts & Crafts is a beautiful craftstore (3 floors) with more then 5500 craft articles. They where also voted as the best craftshop of the Netherlands 2014

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  10. thank you - I will be in Amsterdam in September and will visit some of these

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  12. Indian handicraft product is famous throughout the world as it represent the indian culture and heritage. Your collection of hand made craft is wonderful, Thanks! Just keep sharing.

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