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Nine (Little) Streets

Nine (Little) Streets

The area between the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht contains an intimate shopping center known as ‘De negen Straatjes’ (the nine little streets). The nine picturesque streets connecting the canals are filled with one-of-a-kind small shops, tea rooms and galleries.

This part of the city center is very popular among shoppers on a search for unique products and gifts. The funny thing is that hardly any citizen of Amsterdam knows the precise names of these streets, resulting in dialogues such as: 'I discovered such a lovely shop the other day!' 'Where?' 'Erm, somewhere in 'De negen Straatjes'.

The nine streets are: Reestraat, Hartenstraat, Gast-Huismolensteeg, Berenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Runstraat, Huidenstraat and Wijde Heisteeg.