Amsterdam Record Shops

What’s good? Here for a few days and keen to go to some spots that aren’t Rush Hour for a change (of course will still be calling in to RH).

Red Light Records

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Waxwell Records is a good visit, picked up some excellent soul 7”s in there once and the owner is a lovely chap.

Zap Records is well worth checking out as well, loads of great disco and early house 12”s, however I seem to remember their opening hours can be a bit all over the place, tried visiting on a few occasions the last time I was there (4 years ago) and they were closed each time. Might have changed since then though.

Other than those two, and the obvious ones (RH and Red Light), I was quite disappointed by the others I checked out. Most seem to price their stock at the very top end of ‘cogs prices.

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@Mandarina has just been recently

Would recommend getting out into some of the smaller cities nearby. Leiden is 30 mins on the train with loads of shops. Like a mini Dam, without the sleaze. Good shops in the Hague too

Top Tips for a beer are

Arendsnest on Singel ( 5 min west Dam Sq) - 50 dutch beer on draught
De Wildman ( central) twinned with Nottinghams Lincolnshire Poacher
Cafe Belguiqe