pillows from VAT Amsterdam

Local gifts

When you go back home from your trip to Amsterdam, you don’t want to bring one of these shitty ‘I ♥ Amsterdam’ T-shirts (that are actually made in China), right?? There are actually a lot of original souvenirs or gifts that are made and designed by creative locals:

One of my favourite souvenirs is made by my friend Veronica. Her mission is to create authentic and sustainable interior design. I especially love her pillows! Her items are sold in several shops in Amsterdam. Check out her website: http://vatamsterdam.com 

My very dear friend Debbie is one of the most creative designers I know. Her latest creation is this fantastic alphabet poster! Doesn’t it make any kid’s bedroom look inspiring? It is sold at Rare Bird, address: Marnixstraat 127

Alphabet poster from Debbie Debster
Alphabet poster from Debster

Fashion Junky creates sweaters, t-shirts and caps with the names of the neighbourhoods of Amsterdam on it. Most of the neighbourhoods have their own symbol (a pipe for ‘de Pijp’, a crane for ‘Noord’). You can buy them at their webshop: Fashion Junky

fashion junky t-shirt de pijp
De Pijp t-shirt from Fashion Junky

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