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The Coolest Barbers in Amsterdam

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Updated: 30 January 2017
Looking sharp whilst on holiday is a must for every discerning gentlemen and getting a dapper trim or spry shave when abroad is always rewarding. In Amsterdam there are plenty of excellent barbers to choose from that range from classy, award winning establishments to cooler, modern stores.

Van de Hare Barbers

Van de Hare was established in 1934, making it among the oldest barbershops in the Netherlands, and has won several, esteemed awards for its outstanding barbering. The store is located inside de Negen Straatjes – a charming, photogenic neighbourhood that runs alongside Amsterdam’s western canal belt. Its experienced team are exceptionally welcoming and will happily help out new clients.

📍 Van de Hare Barbers, Singel 274, Amsterdam, +31 20 624 2089

Hutspot Barbershop

Hutspot is Amsterdam’s trendiest department store and curates a large range of homeware, clothing and accessories, that is always on-trend. Apart from retail, its store in de Pijp also features a cosy café with an open plan layout and an old-school barbershop. Its owners have been in the business for over a decade and are certified experts when it comes to wet shaves or fading. Moreover, every haircut or beard trim comes with a courtesy whisky or ice-cold beer.

📍 Hutspot Amsterdam, Van Woustraat 4, Amsterdam, +31 20 223 1331

Hutspot Barbers | © Franklin Heijnen / Flickr

Hutspot Barbers | © Franklin Heijnen / Flickr

Cut the Crap

There is always good music playing at Cut the Crap due to the fact that it shares its floor space with one of Amsterdam’s best vinyl stores – Earbuzz Records. Both establishments have an extremely laid-back atmosphere and stepping into Cut the Crap is like walking into a cosy living room. Although it is possible to make an appointment through their website, Cut the Crap will gladly take walk-ins during their opening hours – when possible.

📍 Cut the Crap, Haarlemmerplein 9, Amsterdam, +31 20 638 4588

Cut Throat Barber & Coffee

As its name suggests, the team behind Cut Throat Barber & Coffee share a passion for quality cuts and perfectly roasted java. Its owners established their store in de Wallen in order to create a place where people could hang out and enjoy a premium coffee or a hearty Kiwi brunch before getting a trim from an experienced barber.

📍 Cut Throat Barber & Coffee, Beursplein 5, Amsterdam, +31 6 25343769

Gentlemen’s Barbershop

Gentlemen’s Barbershop keeps to time-honed methods and provides a wide selection of traditional grooming services. Besides haircuts, clean shaves and facial massages, Gentlemen’s Barbershop is the only place in Amsterdam that offers classic shoe-shines. Although Gentlemen’s Barbershop allows walk-ins, it is advisable to book through their website or via the store’s mobile app.

📍 Gentlemen’s Barbershop, Kinkerstraat 4III, Amsterdam, +31 20 789 4211

HIS Premium Barber Shop

HIS Premium Barber Shop sells an impressive array of quality men’s grooming products and also offers sophisticated haircuts, waxing and shaves, making it the perfect spot to pick up essential cosmetics or enjoy a well-earned styling session. The store is located on the tail end of Amsterdam’s Utrechtsestraat, a popular shopping street that is famous for its high-end fashion retailers.

📍 HIS Premium Barber & Men Store, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 86, Amsterdam, +31 20 421 1040

Utrechtsestraat | ©Franklin Heijnen/Flickr

Utrechtsestraat | ©Franklin Heijnen/Flickr