Centrum Shops

Establishment neighborhood
The Pelican Studio
Raadhuisstraat 35, Centrum
Sprawling, stylized, and impeccably curated—this candy-colored boutique (it’s designed to resemble circa 1980's Miami) is exactly how we picture a Dutch concept store. The brand assortment includes men’s and women’s picks from Maison Kitsune, Norse Projects, and Won Hundred among others, so nothing too experimental but envelope-pushing nonetheless. In addition to a coffee-and-snack bar there’s a pop-up corner dedicated to showcasing individual lines for a month at a time.
Staalstraat 7B 1011, Centrum
It’s hard to categorize Droog as any one thing since it’s actually a shop, design collective, gallery, café, garden, and micro-hotel (there’s only one guestroom) all spread out over three floors of a single historic house. The shop is stocked with design-y home décor, accessories, and furniture from notable Dutch makers, as well as an area devoted to under-the-radar fashion labels, and a “spa” for beauty products of European origin. Connected to the retail space you’ll find the Fairy Tale Garden—a real-life garden designed by Claude Pasquer and Corinne Détroyat to look like something out of a pop-up book. Set up right next to the garden is Roomservice—a truly special little nook for grabbing a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or something more substantial, like soup and salad. It’s a lot to take in, we suggest setting aside a good chunk of the day to exploring the space.