Amsterdam boasts a number of excellent vinyl record stores that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Many of these establishments have deep ties to the city’s music scene and curate collections that are influenced by Amsterdam’s diverse musical landscape. Here are the best spots to dig for new and secondhand records in the city.
Waxwell Records is the go-to store in Amsterdam for hip-hip collectors, and curates an impressive range of classic, rare and mainstream rap albums. Apart from hip-hop, Maxwell also keeps its shelves stocked with secondhand rock, jazz and pop records. Its intimate showroom is squeezed into a beautiful townhouse inside de Negen Straatjes, just behind Dam Square.