Amsterdam wine stores
Our on event store is only one day live. This is where you find your natural juice the other 364 days of the year.
Bruno Levi Della Vida sells mainly self-imported Italian wines (Vinum Naturale is the moniker for his importing business) in his small, but cozy wine store. His selection consists of over 30+ winemakers from his the motherland. Plus he represents some of the most exciting natural winemakers from Australia, whose wines are extremely difficult to get by in Europe. You’ll find some rare gems here. Based in the Frederik Hendrik ‘buurt’, in A’dam West, it’s 2 minutes from the Westerpark.
Kostverlorenstraat 29, 1
‘Zuiver’ is located in restaurant Choux, and is the storefront of the wine-importing leg of the Choux team. On offer is an extensive selection of famous cult producers as well as lesser known winemakers from all over Europe, including Georgia. Located 500 meters from Central Station, along the Ij river. And in case you did not eat yet at Choux, add this to your ‘must do list’.
De Ruijterkade 128
ASOP, A Sense of Place, is probably one of the largest natural wine stores in A’dam in terms of space. Located In the Jordaan, the heart of Amsterdam in a former garage, ASOP is a superb place to hang out. Owner Markus Praat used to run a natural wine store in New York. Check out their IG for tons of small store events. His B.Y.O.W. is one of the freshest ideas we’ve seen in a while.
Hidden in a residential street of the Amsterdam heartlands (De Pijp) you’ll find Craft Wines: a small, very tastefully done store. Owners Linda and Goran, offer an exciting selection of wines -curated with the same attention to detail as the interior design – from mainly Eastern Europe winemakers. Many, but not all, are imported by themselves. Never had wines from regions like Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary? Then it’s really time to enlighten yourself. The couple hosts tastings and other small events on a regular basis.
Frans Halsstraat 35
Chateau Karlito is a hidden gem in Amsterdam Noord. Take the ferry to Buiksloter weg from Central Station, pedal for 5 minutes and you’ve arrived at this oasis of wine, coffee, self-imported stoneware, and more. This tiny wine store is outfitted with a larger than live high-end audio system (2 massive vintage Altec Lansing loudspeakers driven by 2 Macintosh monoblock amps) and is something in between of a store, a jazz kissa, and a wine bar. Great place to kick back with excellent coffee or wine and listen to some vinyl from the selection of Karlijn, the owner of Chateau Karlito.
Van der Pekstraat 72
Chenin Chenin strives to offer honest, pure and most importantly drinkable wines since 2020. This store is small but lively. Think good music and a well-informed crew. Next to their eclectic selection of wines, it’s a great destination for off-the-beaten-track beer, cider, and sake. You can find it nestled in the south of the Jordaan neighborhood, on the beautiful Hazenstraat.
Wijnhuis Amsterdam has a selection of wines mostly from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Based in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, owners Ivar and Jacco focus on ‘cool’ and elegant wines with relatively low alcohol. The store is spacious, with a large wooden communal table in the heart of it all. Grab a seat and rest assured you’ll be presented with something interesting. Prost!
Rebel Wines imports part of its wines from all over the world (spanning from Europe, to South Africa, to New Zealand). With two stores and ownership of natural wine Bar Pif and bar & bistro Alex + Pinard, they’re hard to miss if you’re exploring natural wine in Amsterdam.
Van Woustraat 202
Vleck Wines founder Michael ter Heide is one of the OG kickstarters of natural wine in the Netherlands. The store is the front of the importing business of Vleck wines. Michael likes his wines to be ‘drinkable like water’. High-energy natural wines is what he’s been after for most of his professional life. Adjacent to the store is a tasting space that can be rented for events. It’s outfitted with a kitchen, Audio Note loudspeakers and great wines. Add good company and life is as good as it gets.
Eerste Helmersstraat 63 hs
Founded in 2017 by Alessandro da Fies and Théo Cauchois, Troppo Giovane aims to offer wines that have aged minimally 18 months, “wines that have had the chance to develop their true flavours” as they say themselves. They curate a selection of wines from France and Italy made with a traditional and local approach. ‘Troppo’ is closely associated with Restaurant BAK: one of those other must go culinary destinations in town. The store can be found between Westerpark and Amsterdam port.
Binnen Dommersstraat 22-24
It’s not only Florence’s freshly made sourdough bread that’s worth a stop at her bakery. The curated natural wine selection here is modest but spot on. After working at Choux, Café Modern, and wine importer Bolomey, she combined her passions and created an instant local hotspot. A bakery with wines has become a metropolitan concept for the informal chique. Florence was one of the first. Bonus: you can have a cup of coffee here while browsing the wine selection.
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 168