It’s quiet in the north of Amsterdam on a Saturday morning. So you don’t have wealth unless you go here looking for nice second hand clothes or antiques.
There are at least a dozen stores in this area where you can go for this. With a variety: with one everything is arranged on the shelf, and the other a real treasure digging in a huge pile of clothes.
Elsewhere you will find a special collection of sunglasses and watches. A little further away is a showroom with unique sneakers and vintage clothes.
Here you can discover items from high-end fashion brands, such as Dior, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Givenchy. Or from popular brands like Ralph Lauren, O’Neill, Liu Jo and Moschino.
In some stores, items from these brands are sold for a few euros, but in others – those who are looking for a long time to offer the best to their customers – you pay 100 euros or more for the coveted vintage.
The largest flea market in the Netherlands takes place every month in IJhallen, with plenty of clothing. At another location in North Nord, there is occasionally a sample sale of sustainable brands, among other things.
All locations are indicated on the map, see the bottom of this article. with directions. It is better to go shopping on Saturday or Wednesday, because almost all stores open at that time.
Used or vintage clothes are a great form of reuse: you can still enjoy shopping without burdening the environment.
1. Fashion Street
In this incubator you will find, among other things, the Wissel Boutique: one of the finest second-hand clothing stores I have ever visited. Everything is neatly hung in a row on a shelf or folded in straight piles.
If you bring your old jacket or pants here, you’ll get points that you can use to buy “new” clothes. Of course you can also buy something in euros.
You can deliver winter clothes here from September 1 to March 1. In the other months there is plenty of room for summer breaks.
Also nice: The Modestraat collection for Marty and Samira, who make new items from donated clothing. They also offer sewing lessons where you can learn ancient techniques, such as patchwork.
1025 ES Amsterdam
2. Pitch and clothing
A variety of materials used. The sale is currently going on, but then there will be a place to sell used items in the store, according to one of the employees.
The group also mainly consists of sustainable fashion brands. For example of armed angels, indigo kings, colored standard and Mu thinking.
Pitch and clothes
Van Der Beekstraat 56-58
1031 EC Amsterdam
3. Galerie du Nord
A small but beautiful collection of vintage scarves, sunglasses and silk watches. For example from Polaroid, Ferrari, Versace, Dior, Seiko, Casio.
Galerie du Nord
1031 CC Amsterdam
Unique vintage sneakers
4. Alieus Amsterdam
A unique collection of sneakers and vintage clothes, for which people travel to Holland from Australia.
“There is a lot more interest in the wines there than in the Netherlands,” says co-owner Jesse, who also works at Too Good To Go.
Of course aviation is not sustainable, but it accounts for less than 2% of the world’s total annual carbon dioxide emissions. If you have a small footprint otherwise, it is best to take this trip once in your life. Offsetting carbon dioxide emissions by planting trees.
With brands like Nike, New Balance, Reebok, Adidas, Asics and Salomon.
Alius is currently only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check their website and Instagram for updates.
Al Nawras Street 108 A
1021 GM Amsterdam
5. Wednesday shop
Lots of second hand colored clothes, often with a wink. Also romantic looking elements.
For every item sold, 1 euro goes to a different charity, such as Free a Girl. This organization focuses on saving girls from the sex industry.
Shop Wednesday – Ring the bell at Patty Morgan.
1021 KWD Amsterdam
6. Vintage Studio
Owner Mel worked in the fashion industry for a long time, but hated continuing to produce new clothes, when there were already so many beauties. That is why she opened this vintage boutique, offering selected items herself.
For a simple or classic look. Sometimes a boho or romantic element. For example, one with beautiful blue embroidery, I would buy it right away if it was my size.
Everything is carefully checked, repaired if necessary and washed.
1022 AG Amsterdam
Thrift stores for used and antique clothes
This thrift store is located on the outer edge of the Boven ‘t Y Shopping Center. In July, among other things, the clothing department was renovated. Here you will find a small number of shelves, where you can buy a beautiful blouse for 1 euro, for example.
1025 XB Amsterdam
There are now a number of thrift stores so large in Amsterdam that this thrift store also suddenly seems a bit small. However, you will find about six shelves for clothes and two shelves for shoes. And a separate corner for old clothes. Here I immediately noticed a beautiful white Spencer, which is also a trend at the moment.
Do you have a city pass with a green dot? After that you will get 25% off your purchases, with a maximum spend of €50.
1025 EV Amsterdam
9. A second-hand clothing store in the north of Amsterdam
This shop is run by the Salvation Army, but everyone is welcome, according to one employee. “You can also buy designer clothes here at a reasonable price.” Think of a few euros.
Winter coats are currently half price out. There are also a lot of men’s clothing for sale.
More than 10 shelves full. Check opening times before you go out, as this store is currently closed on Saturdays, for example.
Used clothing store in North Amsterdam
1025 TD Amsterdam
10. Environment Brigade
Outside there is a large rack for clothes for €1 each. Prices are also low indoors.
You can really dig treasure here. Roll up your sleeves and get to work picking up pretty items from the big piles of clothes. It’s like Scrooge McDuck diving into his gold coin shop.
In the blink of an eye she pulled out one beautiful piece after another. I even came across some really cool shoes that looked like they had never been used.
grinding road 18 b
1032 kV Amsterdam
11. Gideon Italyander
Great store full of salvaged clothes, that come from a lot of stock, online store returns or store leftovers. But sometimes real booze. Fast changing display.
With great opportunities such as lingerie by PrimaDonna and Marie Jo, clothes by Liu Jo, O’Neill, Moschino or Ralph Lauren, and haute couture, for example, by Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Givenchy.
This shop has only been here for five months and thus is a true undiscovered gem. With a wide range, even for wedding dresses, you can go here. Currently there is also a lot of underwear and swimwear.
Another Italian Gideon
1031 HH Amsterdam
12. Distelweg . website
A large thrift store with an area of about 2000 square metres, making it one of the largest in Amsterdam.
The first floor is entirely dedicated to clothing. Everything is meticulously colored.
City ticket with a green point = 25% discount on purchases with a maximum of 50 euros.
Thorn Road 85
1031 HD Amsterdam
IJhallen: The largest monthly flea market in the Netherlands
13. Ice Halls
With no less than 750 stalls, this is the largest flea market in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. Suitable for a large amount of used clothes.
Lots of people sell their stuff here, so make sure the person behind the booth is your size. Check with this person if they also sell clothing in other sizes. This way you can bypass those hundreds of stalls faster.
Organizes monthly. In October even twice. Next time is Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022. From 9.00 to 16.30.
Tip: You can also buy a more expensive entrance ticket for 9 euros instead of 5 euros, then you can enter from 6 in the morning. However, most sellers still have to arrive and unload their items. So after an hour you can start recording.
Take a lot of euro coins with you, because a lot of clothes are sold for a few euros, and then it pays to be able to pay appropriately. I recently bought a beautiful light blue blouse with large puff sleeves for only €3, very cute!
TT Neveritaweg 15
1033 WB Amsterdam
14. Sample sale north of Amsterdam
Exciting: A sampling of brands that bring high-quality, sustainable clothing to market is sold several times a year in the North. Now on sale at 50% to 70% off.
16 fashion brands will be present in upcoming sample sales. For example, French menswear brand Bask in the Sun: Made in Portugal under fair working conditions, including organic cotton.
Furthermore, clothing from Amsterdam fashion brand CVRD, latest items from bankrupt Amsterdenim (such a shame) and Scandinavian brands like Sparkz and Revolution,
Also includes: Roetz bikes in Amsterdam and interior decor by Urban Cotton, also from Amsterdam.
Friday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 30th September from 10am to 9pm and Saturday 1st October from 10am to 6pm.
North Amsterdam Selling Sample
Johann van Haseltweg 26 A
1022 WV Amsterdam
A way to discover all the shops
It is best to go out on Saturday or Wednesday, when you can visit most of the shops. This is the best way to find them quickly. This way you will also pass all kinds of beautiful places in the north.
Do you really want to go to a specific store? Check their website or Instagram before you go, because opening times can change quickly.
Starting point: Buikslotermeerplein. From Central Station, take Metro 52 and get off at the last stop. Of course you can also go by bike and ride a ferry.
At Buikslotermeerplein you will find Modestraat, De Lokatie and Re-Circle.
Then on Wednesdays you can walk to the second-hand clothing store Amsterdam-Noord, located in Loenermark. It is currently closed on Saturdays.
A little further, Milieubrigade is located in Slijpersweg.
Then walk to Distelweg for Gideon Italiaander and another De Lokatie branch.
The next store is Pek & Kleren, on Van der Pek Street.
Then the Galerie du Nord is down the road, at the Sixhaven locks.
Keep walking to Alius Amsterdam, open on Saturdays and Sundays. It is located at Meeuwenlaan 108. Please note: this number far exceeds the odd numbers. So you have to walk a long distance.
To the Wednesday store, which is only open on Wednesdays. It is located at 21 Schaafstraat.
Finally follows Studio vintique, which you can visit by appointment. Address: Zamenhofstraat 150.