Amsterdam's art and antiques district
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat runs between the world-famous Rijksmuseum and Keizersgracht, its history goes back as far as the 17th century. In this historic neighborhood with its typical old Dutch houses about 100 art specialists have their galleries, offices and stores.
Centre of art and antique stores
In and around this street with its many characteristic Amsterdam facades more than 70 art and antique dealers have set up business. These specialists offer a wide range of objects, ranging from Egyptian antiquities which are 6,000 years old to seventeenth-century Delft ware, from antique Chinese porcelain to abstract modern art. You name it, it is for sale in the Spiegelkwartier. This makes the Spiegelkwartier a must-see quarter for those with an eye for the unique, rare and beautiful.
Spiegelgracht view from Prinsengracht
Shopping route: art and antique stores
Start your walk at Leidseplein and turn left into Weteringschans.
After a 5-minute walk you will see the Rijksmuseum on your right. Turn left; you are now in the Spiegelkwartier District.
You will find the first antique stores here. At the corner of Weteringschans and Spiegelgracht you will see art store Famous Amsterdam on the right in the Museum Plaza building; on the left-hand corner there is Reflex Gallery which sells contemporary art.
If you keep on walking you will get to Keizersgracht. Turn left there and you will find yourself in familiar territory, in Leidsestraat.
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, SpiegelgrachtThe place to be for: antique glassware and crockery, procelain dolls, paintings, Russian icons, antique wall tiles, pipes, pocket watches, asiatic art
Auction housesChristie's, Sotheby's, De Zwaan, De Eland, AAG
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