Blokker offers basic kitchen and dining equipment that will start off your collection with the bare necessities. While they do not have the greatest variety or the best quality of products, they will likely have everything that you absolutely need, and the items that they offer are generally for sale at extremely reasonable (if not especially inexpensive) prices. It is worth going to Blokker to see what they have, before going to more specialised stores, since sometimes you will be surprised with what they are offering on any given day, and you might even strike gold on their 1 € items or their bargains, which are constantly changing and always offered.
Hema is one of the most popular department stores in Amsterdam and perhaps throughout the Netherlands. This is largely because they have such a great variety of products that are unique within their store and they provide reasonable quality for reasonable prices. Hema sells its own brands and styles, and these happen to be relatively branded, while they are actually, often times, adorable. This holds true with their kitchen and dining equipment, which you can find in abundance at Hema, in all kinds of colours, materials which are available in different price ranges. In some of the branches of this store, you can even purchase larger dining and kitchen equipment, like tables and chairs, as well as most related appliances.
This is another department store that devotes a great deal of its collection to household products, and thus it offers a decent collection of kitchen and dining equipment. It is not expensive, but it is certainly a higher priced department store than Hema, while it is difficult to assert that the quality of products you will find are unanimously better than you will find there. It certainly offers more options than Blokker, and regarding dining and kitchen equipment, perhaps more than Hema. If you shop during a sale, which are frequent events, you might be able to get what you need for less than too much more than you could have at another, less expensive department store.
As long as it is beautifully designed and somehow related to food or cooking, “What’s Cooking” sells it. From kitschy to futuristic, this shop seems to sell the most unusual culinary must-haves. Whether you’re looking for original tablecloths, placemats, bowls, mugs, cutlery, shopping bags, cookbooks, exclusive chocolate, olive oil or even fortune cookies, come to this cute little 9 Streets-store and do some serious kitchen damage.
Reestraat 16, 1016 DN Amsterdam
Other places where Kitchen/Dining Equipment is Sold
Other than the larger department stores, you can also find basic kitchen and dining equipment at most hyper and supermarket chains, such as Albert Heijn and Aldi. It is also possible to find bargain rates on these items at the many markets that are scattered throughout the city, and open daily (in many cases), such as the Albert Cuypt market and the Ten Kattemarkt. For more specific information on these locations, see the appropriate sections of this guide.