Local Gift guide for family and friends in Amsterdam

Do you know someone living in Amsterdam and want to send them a gift but you live abroad? That’s so sweet and I’ve got you covered! Amsterdam is a wonderful city full of amazing hotels, memorable experiences, and great gifts! There’s definitely something for everyone and these are all so thoughtful and meaningful. 

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Gift Memorable Experiences to friends in Amsterdam

Give a food tour

If they just moved to the city, I highly recommend that they take a food tour with Eating Europe. They’ll learn the local favorites and where to get them! As a bonus, this gift card can work for any of the Eating Europe locations. If your loved one travels, then they have a ton of options.

Give the gift of a fun experience

People who live in Amsterdam tend to also like to travel, so give Tinggly as a gift! It’s a gift certificate that’s good for many experiences around the world. They have themed gifts, too. The giftee will find experiences right here in Amsterdam and most anywhere they may travel.

Beautiful local gems

Riverstones jewelry

This is my favorite jewelry brand. I discovered it many years ago and I love sharing it with everyone…and I share it with you! This collection is a reminder for anyone who wears it of their times in Amsterdam. I wear my necklace almost every single day.

Jessica in snow in Amsterda

Practical gifts for someone who lives in Amsterdam

The Good Roll

If your adopted Amsterdammer wants to do their part for the environment, then The Good Roll is a perfect gift for anyone who appreciates practical presents. The company makes paper products (like toilet paper) from recycled paper and then gives 50% of proceeds to build toilets in African countries. Eco-friendly and helping people directly. That’s a thoughtful gift!

Lindenhoff (Groceries)

Groceries are usually pretty boring, but at Lindenhoff people find farm-fresh meats and produce along with fresh breads and other products from small producers. It’s fun to browse the site and find something new. Of course, it’s also very practical because we’ve all gotta eat! This gift helps support local farmers and producers.

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Thoughtful gifts

101 Gowrie

Treat someone to one of the best meals in Amsterdam at 101 Gowrie. We went recently and can’t stop telling people about it! Best of all, they have gift cards so you can help someone else enjoy an incredible meal.


A Treatwell gift card is, well, a treat! I would always get one on my birthday at work and I loved that I could go practical and get a haircut or enjoy a bit of pampering with a spa day.


Send flowers via Mon Pioen — the best flower shop in Amsterdam! They are my go-to spot for flowers and I go out of my way to pop in here and grab some colorful cheer.

Have a fine-dining dinner delivered

Grab a gift card for Thuis Uit Eten–which means eating out at home. We’re not talking your typical delivery. No. We’re talking about some of the best restaurants in the area that will deliver mostly made dinners that you usually just have to heat up! It’s an amazing service and we love it.

Sean and Jessica at most romantic hotel in Amterdam Sweets Hotel

Give the Gift of a staycation

Sweets Hotels

Remember when we went and stayed in the middle of the Amstel River? No? Read about it here! The Sweets Hotels have taken 28 Bridge Houses around Amsterdam and turned them into little hotel suites!

The Dylan Amsterdam

The Dylan in Amsterdam is a hotel for those of fine taste and love a touch of luxury along one of the famous Amsterdam canals. There are many specials they offer on a regular basis, but a gift card is probably best so that the Amsterdammer can decide!

The Okura

The Okura is a little piece of Japan found in Amsterdam. Tucked away in Amsterdam Zuid (a great neighborhood) with lots to do), it’s not-so-hidden gem that I get the feeling is underappreciated. And if your loved one is a foodie or loves cocktails, they’ll be pleasantly surprised with a stay here.

The Pulitzer

Did you see Ocean’s Twelve? If so, then you’ve already seen The Pulitzer! With nice rooms with their own personality, a bar that’s one of my favorites, and a restaurant that serves excellent meals, it’s an all-around favorite.

Jessica Cutrufello wearing a green floral dress, glasses and pink lipstick

Hi! I’m Jessica, an American who made Amsterdam her home in 2014. I share European gems through food and memorable experiences. Want to know more? Head to my about page or check out my YouTube channel.

Travel with us - Tuscany October 2022