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Benelux Beckons: Van Ravenstein

  • Van Ravenstein
  • luxe Belgian labels
  • Dries Van Noten, Viktor & Rolf, Dirk Van Saene, Veronique Branquinho, Ann Demeulemeester, A.F. Vandervorst, Walter Van Beirendonck & more
  • Keizersgracht 359, Amsterdam
  • 31 (0)-20-639-00-67
  • $750-$3000 Euros
  • never mind the metro! walk or ride a bike!
  • Click here for a store map!


Situated in the old centre of Amsterdam lies nine amazingly tiny side streets that link to a ring of romantic canals. A paradise for pedestrians, “the 9 streets” (named after traditional tanneries) is the spot for shopping, sightseeing (expect magnificent views of buildings from the 17th Century) and sipping cappuccino.


Fashionistas from New York to the Netherlands flock to this haute hideaway for the best-of-the-best in Belgian fashion. Prepare to dish out top dollar for drool-worthy designs from Dutch duo, Viktor & Rolf and the infamous “Antwerp Six,” as in: Dries Van Noten (avant-garde men’s-inspired suits), Veronique Branqhuino (vests with matching pin-striped pants), Ann Demeulemeester, AF Vandervorst, Walter Van Beirendonck and Martin Margiela. Check out their sister store in Berlin for more of the same mega brands.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Intro

Fashion Junkie scopes out the mind-blowing Benelux style scene. Read all about it in this special shopping safari report, live from Antwerp and Amsterdam.

Part I: Dutch Treat (Amsterdam)

Looking for an unbelievably cool urban getaway? Cash-in those frequent flyer miles for a jaunt to Amsterdam – a surprisingly stylish destination that has much more to offer than just sex (Red Light District), drugs, cheese and clogs. A culture-infused Dutch capital filled with Old World charm, romantic canals, floating flower markets (think tulips galore), monumental museums (Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Rijks and the Anne Frank House) and mouth-watering frites, it’s the jaw-dropping designer fashion that will make your heart flutter. So grab a Heineken, hop on that bike rental and get ready to cruise the streets (and shops!) like a local.
-By: Dara Fleischer

the only way to trek around town

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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