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the Otherist

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Leliegracht 6, 1015 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 320 0420
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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... a full range of quality insect specimens, handmade goods, modern...

... a full range of quality insect specimens, handmade goods, modern curiosities and vintage finds..

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Fabulous and quirky

Looking for a unique gift? or a crazy conversation piece for your home? Look no further. A bit on the pricey side, but some wonderful time to be had browsing this crazy collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Sharon B
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Mondragon, Spain
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Mondragon, Spain
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Looking for a unique gift? or a crazy conversation piece for your home? Look no further. A bit on the pricey side, but some wonderful time to be had browsing this crazy collection of bugs, ceramics and etc.. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Sharon B
Madison, New Jersey
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211 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I walked by this shop at night when it was closed and decided and had to come back the next day to go inside. If you like things found in nature turned into art, and other oddities, this is the place for you.

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Thank TheFiveTs
Manchester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Nice things at absurd prices - Beardy hipster all the way. For more details see Shoreditch, London. This is a shop, not an attraction - we stumbled upon it by accident and found it v amusing.

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Thank rtqp
Dallas, Texas
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is one of my favorite little stops in the city. I can't afford much, but I want one of everything! I could live in the place!

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Thank K8eros
Manchester England
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605 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Otherist is like Marmite. Either you'll love it or you'll hate it! If glass encased bugs and insects are just what you need as your lounge conversation piece, this is the place for you. Quirky, often unique and sometimes startling; this is a shop that's worth visiting if only for its "surely not" factor. At least if you're shopping... More 

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Thank Mike Arran
Indiana, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I had Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" playing in my head whilst shopping in this... the strangest, most eccentric, and creative shop that I saw in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands! I mean this sentiment in a good way too. No trip to this brilliant city should be done without visiting this curiosity shop. Beautiful framed butterflies, glass eyeballs, and other apothecary... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

Walked in as we happened to walk along the street. Didn't buy anything, but they definitely had some very interesting items. Beautiful framed butterflies, beetles, crabs, stick bugs, old glasses, lovely jewelry, etc. Everything was also artfully displayed. The man working there was very friendly as well, even when I got caught taking photos. He informed me that this isn't... More 

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3 Thank CrankySCTraveler
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

If Lewis Carroll opened up his own shop, it would be The Otherist. It's such a magical place, filled with breathtaking art work, delicate porcelain, antique, design books, sophisticated jewellery and so much more. You really enter another world and you are hardly to take it all in as it's such a small museum with so much beauty inside. Don't... More 

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1 Thank hydraulix
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best shops I've ever seen. The owners are really nice and friendly. The collection they have is extraordinary. They are not cheap, but maybe you can find yourself a beautiful oddity here. Definetely worth a visit, this place is like a little museum on its own.

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2 Thank Evren11
Jacksonville, Florida
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197 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Almost worth coming back just for this shop. Kind of reminds me of American Horror Story inside...in a good way. Lots of freak-show type stuff done extremely artistically. I wanted to buy up the whole shop. Great selection of mounted insects (if not a bit expensive). Beware: no photographs inside.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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