Gerard Doustraat is a bustling area in Amsterdam known for its quirky boutiques and stylish concept stores that highlight the city’s bohemian spirit. Instead of buying souvenirs at tourist traps, carve out time in your schedule to shop at Gerard Doustraat in the trendy neighbourhood of De Pijp. You can get souvenirs and keepsakes at a reasonable price, and you can support local brands.

    Within the narrow side-streets off Gerard Doustraat, you’ll find an impressive array of shops that sell clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. You can also get vintage pieces here.

    After your shopping spree, you can drop by one of its many eclectic eateries and bars to refuel. The restaurants are within walking distance from the shops, so you won’t have to leave the street to look for a hearty meal or some refreshments.

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    Where to shop in Gerard Doustraat

    Gerard Doustraat is an interesting shopping street lined with unique boutiques and concept stores. If you want to avoid Amsterdam’s busy shopping districts, this narrow street is an excellent alternative.

    Anna & Nina sells all kinds of products, from jewellery to homeware. Drop by if you’re looking for travel keepsakes and unique souvenirs to give to friends.

    You’ll find a variety of local clothing brands in Gerard Doustraat. Goosecraft is one example. Although the brand is mostly known for its cool leather jackets, it sells other items as well. You can get shirts, button-downs, and shoes for women and men at the store.

    Scotch & Soda, which is an Amsterdam-based upscale clothing line, has more than 200 stores around the world, including a shop in Gerard Doustraat. Its collections range from wardrobe classics to trendy pieces for men, women, and children.

    If you’re looking for kids’ apparel, toys, or maternity gifts, De Kleine Parade may have what you need. It even has a café and a salon designed for children.

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    Where to eat and drink in Gerard Doustraat

    Aside from boutiques and concept stores, Gerard Doustraat is packed with restaurants and cafés inspired by cuisines from all around the world. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal, a drink, or a snack, you won’t have to leave the street to do so.

    The Thrill Grill is the place to be if you enjoy a good burger. It uses locally sourced ingredients such as Dutch beef to create its burgers. It also has plant-based alternatives.

    Pilsvogel is another local favourite for lunch. It’s known for its tapas, chicken, and the fountain in its bathroom. It has a heated terrace, which is where the locals love to gather and enjoy beer. On Friday and Saturday nights, the beer garden transforms into a small dance venue.

    Other places that are worth checking out include Brut de Mer, Traiteur LIV, Craft Coffee & Pastry, and Warung Spang Makandra.

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    How to reach Gerard Doustraat

    You can reach Gerard Doustraat using public transportation. Bus lines 305, 347, 357, and 397 all pass near the street. The closest bus stations are Van Woustraat and Ceintuurbaan. From these stations, you can reach Gerard Doustraat on foot in less than 5 minutes.

    Amsterdam has extensive tram and light rail routes. To reach Gerard Doustraat, go on Light Rails 1, 3, or 4. The Stadhouderskade station is a 2-minute-walk away, while Frederiksplein is a 5-minute walk away. If your preferred mode of transport around Amsterdam is the metro, you can hop on lines 52 or 54 to reach Gerard Doustraat in no time.

    Like many European cities, you can explore Dutch capital on foot. In fact, Gerard Doustraat is close to many attractions like the Heineken Experience and the Albert Cuyp. You can go on a bike tour or you can rent one, so you can shop, eat, and drink at your own pace.

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    Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam

    Location: Gerard Doustraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Geri Mileva | Contributing Writer

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