We arrived at the crack of dawn on Friday morning and hit the shops early. We stayed at a very nice hotel called NH City Center, as you can infer from the name, it was very centrally located. Our first stop was just down the street, the major department store, de Bijenkorf. This was one of my favorite stores we shopped in the whole trip. They had a great handbag section, which is what we were shopping for, but they also had an awesome shoe department, and carried a lot of amazing brands, like Maje and Reiss. This is where I found my fabulous white, fringe boots.
After a stop at the department store, we continued on right outside the back door of our hotel to The Nine Streets. This area is filled with boutiques, both mid and high-end and vintage shops.
This sweet little store called Noor and was bursting with cute dresses, lacey shorts and some great accessories.
The street behind the market called Gerard Doustraat also had some really cute boutiques. There is another year-round market called Waterlooplein that I was bummed we didn't make it to.