ISSUE 38  |  The Low Countries

Shopper’s Diary: Hutspot in Amsterdam

September 21, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Hutspot may mean "thick stew" in Dutch, but we can be forgiven for thinking it means the new “hot spot” of shopping in Amsterdam.

A new store with a new concept: The promotion of up and coming creative talents by giving them their own space to sell their own products. With over 45 brands and always on the lookout for more; Hutspot is a definite destination if you’re looking for something different.

Above: Plants share wall space with clothing and art.

Above: Mixing it all together where "Literally everything is for sale… the artwork, the wall garden, the lighting fixtures, cupboards and shelving, the old 90cc Vespa scooter, even our cash register."

Above: A rustic wood table becomes a display area for cupcakes.

Above: A Dutch still life, the Hutspot way.

Above: The vintage 90cc Vespa scooter adds a dash of color and character.

Above L: A makeshift counter can be folded and put away. Above R: Watch straps by Shakalaka in a various shades of blue.

Above: Even the walls painted by Studio Roi become a work of art. While the walls may not be for sale, Studo Roi sells his drawings here.

Above: Studio Roi leaves his calling card painted on the wall.

Above: The raw space before the creative talents move in.

Above: The artist Ivo De Mas works at a painting that will eventually be for sale at Hutspot.

Above: The one thing that is not for sale is the shop dog Gumbo. For more information, go to Hutspot.

N.B. Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Have a look at our City Guides to see other points of interest in Amsterdam.