I already knew that Belgian chocolates, as fine as they are, are equalled if not surpassed by Dutch chocolate. I first became addicted to Dutch chocolate when some friends from Breda took us to their favorite chocolatier which happens to be around the corner from them. Another friend told us about Puccini, right here in Amsterdam, so I finally went by to see what all the fuss was.
I was glad I did! I’ve never tasted such fine chocolate in my life! All the bonbons were fresh, creamy smooth, and so flavorful. While their selection isn’t huge, each choice is… Continue reading
This shop on the Damstraat just off the Dam has a good selection of pipes, paraphernalia, guns, knives, sports wear and more. Once upon a time The Old Man had the best selection of pipes, but they’ve seemed to have much less these days.
This store stocks the best selection of international magazines and newspapers I’ve seen anywhere. I usually pickup my copy of Wired here, and review the computer mags, as well as the art and design magazines. Their bookstore next door stocks a choice selection too.
This is THE PLACE to look for a pipe. The Old Indian specializes in pipes and the place seems to have the largest selection in Holland, with every kind of pipe you can think of. I’ve spent hours trying to decide and the helpful staff will make your search easier.
They also carry a selection of cannabis books, seeds, clothes and the usual paraphernalia.
This huge two-story megastore located by the Amsterdam Arena has just about everything electronic you could desire. Probably the best selection of stereo equipment in the city, plus TVs, computers, printers, phones, car stereos, major appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, small kitchen appliances and much more.
Good prices and excellent selection make this the place to get those things you really need. They take credit cards, but returning items is quite an experience, as you must go to another entrance, wait in line in a very small room, and then, rather than just refunding your money or offering a replacement,… Continue reading