Buying vintage and second-hand clothing is becoming more and more popular with an increasing demand for purchasing sustainably environmentally friendly and unique clothing. Amsterdam has become one of the top spots for those die heart thrifters. If you’re on a budget and love fashion, you’ll be sure to find some incredible pieces at one of the stores listed below.


Episode is a chain of thrift stores, found in different locations around Amsterdam including the high-end 9 Streets. This is a MUST visit for any thrift searcher. Tourists, as well as locals, love this place because of the incredible bargains, relaxed vibe, and well-organized spread of vintage pieces ranging from retro jerseys to graphics tees, you are bound to find something to add to your wardrobe.


Kilo shop uses a pretty unique concept by weighing whatever you buy to determine the price before purchasing. So for those responsible shoppers, you’re sure not to break the bank. Kilo shop can be found in some of Amsterdam’s trendiest areas such as De Pijp and Waterlooplein. Housing a huge array of 80’s style jumpers, sunglasses, and high-quality denim. Kilo shop is a trusty favorite and is a go-to for the most ecological shopping spree.


Amsterdam’s first ever vintage shop, which has been up and running since 1969 is housed in a small boutique in the Red Light District. It is reasonably priced and full of endless dresses, jackets, jeans and don’t forget the accessories from leather bags and sunglasses to hats and jewelry, Time Machine Vintage has got it all! You are sure to find a hidden gem that you’ll be wearing for some years . To leave with a full bag is not a rare occurrence.

These are just a few of the many vintage thrift stores in Amsterdam. Once you get on the buzz of a saving and walk out with rare and authentically vintage clothing you won’t be able to stop, but don’t worry there are plenty to go around and a lot more up and coming.

Read about other most popular cities among tourists except Amsterdam in our article.

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