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If you often find yourself going the extra mile to hunt for unique stuff that stands out from the crowd, The Otherist is just the store for you. Step into the little store on Leliegracht to discover a treasure trove of uniquely handmade products ranging from the quirky to the bizarre. From crockery and home decor to fashion accessories and insect specimens, the store's collection offers quite a lot. Of special note is the collection of funky jewelry, perfect to make a unique style statement. The store's collection is updated often, so you'll find newer delights with every visit.
Since its establishment in 1993, Nic Nic Design, Antique and Curiosa has been satisfying every collector's craving. Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, this small store stocks many antiques and accessories, ranging from lamps, glasses, ceramics to furniture and gifts. Some are rare, others are kitsch, beautiful, funny or unique. The shop has many colorful options; you are sure to find something to suit your liking. Call ahead for more details.
If you want to lay your lands on some beautiful rare European antiques, Prinsheerlijk Antinques is the place to be. One of the biggest wholesalers and retailers in the antique circuit of the city, the store stocks everything from furniture and paintings to statues, mirrors, lanterns and other artifacts. There are new pieces coming in everyday at Prinsheerlijk and the artifacts can also be modified according to your preference. For vintage art lovers, this place is a must visit.
The Antiekcentrum Amsterdam, formerly known as the Kunst & Antiekcentrum De Looier, is located near the Leidseplein and can easily be reached from there by tram or on foot. It is a rather large market and one of the few covered markets in Amsterdam. It's a great place to shop if you feel like going to the market when the weather is not at its best. It has more than 72 stands, about 90 showcases, a cafe and a market square in which all kinds of people sell various pieces of art, antiques and bric-a-brac. Other items on sale here include mirrors, ceramics, paintings, gold and silverware, clocks and much more.
Affaire d'Eau specializes in antique bathroom fittings. It is a combination of showroom and workshop, where antiques are restored and returned to their original state. The "Forgotten Antiques" include beautiful original cast-iron claw feet bathtubs, bath and shower taps, washbasins on pillars and several antique accessories. Aside from bathroom components, you'll find kitchen basins, taps and butchers' chopping boards. The collection has its pieces in villas, hotels, castles and convents in Europe and the United States. You will also find Affaire d'Eau in London, Paris and New York.