Jan Pieter Heijestraat is located right in between the Overtoom and the Kinkerstraat (close to the new Hallen complex) and also crosses the picturesque Jacob van Lennep canal. The street is a good place to explore if you're looking for a real Amsterdam experience away from the well-beaten tourist trails of the city centre.
Also, the Jan Pieter Heijestraat has become one of our favorite streets in Amsterdam West, as more than ever this typical Amsterdam street is buzzing with activity due to the large number of cool shops, restaurants and pubs that have recently opened.
Check out some of our picks below!
Dolores sells lovely vintage at the Overtoom. Some furniture is stalled out side so you cant overlook this place. Everything she sells, from chairs to vases, to tables to paintings is all beautiful, stylish and well picked. The shop is decorated very nicely and everything is for sale. This place is perfect for people who would love some pretty vintage in their house, have some money to spend and do not have the time to go hunt for it in al the big secondhand stores. It is a pretty little store and fun to check out when in the neighborhood.
This is a creative spot, where a collection of tasteful gift items is mixed with events and workshops related to styling and interior, but also photo editing. The collection is a mixture of many kinds of unique products such as shoes, bags, picture books, clothing (vintage and new), furniture (vintage and design), stationary, jewelry, lamps, and several lifestyle products. Every Sunday you can come here for a biological breakfast/brunch buffet from 10:30 to 13:30. It’s the shop where the arts, gifts, bites, and music meet”.
The Beer Tree
Beer lovers must must must check out The Beer Tree! It is a super fun, cool new shop in with a great beer selection. The recently opened beer specialty shop has over 200+ hand-picked craft beers from breweries all around the world. Their "Growler station" allows you to have draft beer “to go” without affecting the quality. The shop is one of the most beautiful beer shop in Amsterdam, the interior is rough meets stylish, with wooden crates and colorful beer labels from all the bottles. Must visit!
This is definitely not a brown bar, but instead an incredibly stylish cafe with high ceilings serving delicious cocktails and affordable Thai cuisine. The fish cakes, green curries and pad thai also make it worth a visit, but just in case you were really in the market for a brown bar, this trendy hotspot does offer some great brews on draught.
Just around the corner from Kinkerstraat at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat 90-94, 'Dépôt by Johnny at the spot' is a refreshing mini department store. With different fashion brands, like Studio ruig, Minimum, Modström, and Alternative, a great collection of shoes and selected interior items from candles to lamps, including the complete Seletti living collection in cooperation with Italian fashion brand Diesel, the store has something to offer for everyone.
A new soup-spot with a cozy/cool interior where industrial meets the country side. With a lot of wood, vintage items, fresh wild flowers on the tables, you feel right at home. Great spot for a stay-in soup, or take out.
DOTshop (Design on Textiles) sells its own line of fashionable design products. This shop is stuffed with a large number of sofas, tables, blinds, curtains, lamps and other home furnishings. Naturally, hip design doesn't come cheap, but this shop certainly fits in with the general atmosphere of this neighbourhood, which is stylish and trendy.
This cute little shop will surely steal your hearts. From sexy tops to knitted sweaters, bags, necklaces and hats: ‘Gesponnen Suiker’ (cotton candy) has got it all.
You might visit the traditional Dutch store Hema intending to buy some printer ink but before you know it, you've bought new oven gloves, a usb stick, a packet of Stroopwafels, a t-shirt, some storage boxes, rookworst (Dutch sausage), super glue, a Jip and Janneke story book and a new bicycle bell. Be sure to visit the Hema on the corner of J.P. Heijestraat corner Kinkerstraat.
Situated in one of Amsterdam’s former tram depots and part of the large new industrial hotspot and upcoming area, De Hallen is the new place to be. The space is a hotel, cinema, restaurant, gallery, library and denim atelier all in one. The Hallen has two entrances, from Bellamy square in the old west area and from the daily ten Kate markt which is located on the Kinkerstraat.