As you walk around the Red Light District of Amsterdam you will see many little stores that sell a variety of things.
You can always find some very cool postcards with great pictures on them.
If you don’t see wooden shoes then you’re not in Amsterdam.
Wooden shoes or clogs are still made today but only worn by farmers and rural workers.
In this article, I focus only on the small stores that I encountered as I walked around the Red Light District but Amsterdam has some really great shopping and multi-storied stores.
I had to get some cushion pads for my boots because I was walking so much so I went to a huge store with 3 or 4 different floors. There were a lot of people and some really great merchandise.
Here’s a small supermarket. Not so super and check out how they spelled market. Where’s the second “E”?
This little corner store was nice and had a lot of things for being so small. They spelled Super Market correctly too.
I really enjoyed walking around and looking in all of the stores. I would have bought more items if I could have fit them in my suitcase, lol.
Here is a shop specializing in smoking accessories.
It was the December Holiday’s when I visited so there were a lot of winter hats on the store shelves.
You could find souvenirs everywhere. I bought several items for friends and family.
A lot of the merchandise had the Marijuana leaf on them. The three X’s straight up and down is the Coat of Arms for Amsterdam and it doesn’t mean triple X for the sex that goes on there.
You’ll also see Jamaican colors on wearables because everyone knows about Marijuana use in that country. Think of Bob Marley.
The currency used in Amsterdam is the Euro, which is used in almost all countries in the European Union.
The name Amsterdam comes from the river Amstel and the Dam that they built to be able to construct the city.
The Red Light District is popular for its’ sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and prostitutes. Many tourists travel to Amsterdam just to see it.
I like going into grocery stores on my trips. It’s fun to see the different products from another country. Notice the similarities to American products but with a different name.
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