Across from Amsterdam’s palacial Rijksmuseum lies the world famous Spiegelkwartier – a historical neighborhood with over seventy specialised shops offering a wide variety of fine art and antiques:
In a cluster of historic houses near Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum, you can find a rich treasure-trove of art and antiques – a neighborhood of mini-museums that invite you not only to admire, but give you the opportunity to buy.
The shops and galleries of the Spiegelkwartier offer some of the finest art and antiques you’re likely to find anywhere in the world, from Roman sculpture to Dutch Old Masters, from Delftware to African masks, medical instruments to Art-Deco jewelry, centuries-old pewter to a painting finished yesterday.
The Spiegelkwartier has been at the heart of the Dutch art and antiques trade for more than a hundred years. Over 70 specialised dealers offere not only top-quality collections, but considerable expertise. And all this takes place in a cosy, neighborhood ambience.
The gabled houses that line the streets are home not only to galleries, but to a range of cafés and restaurants. Whether you feel like a bowl of healthy soup, or coffee and a heavenly home-made cake; a traditional Dutch pancake, or full silver-service luncheon — it’s all there for the picking. There’s even a restaurant where the staff sings.
– Source: Fine Art and Antiques brochure, Spiegelkwartier
How to get there
The numbers in yellow squares indicate tram lines. The Spiegelkwartier is a 15-minute walk from Dam square, or a 7 minute walk from the flower market.
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