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the Otherist

Leliegracht 6, 1015 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 0420
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A must-see shop of curious objects.

A very unique and interesting shop I stumbled upon. I hope they ship to the U.S. I could have... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
John G
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New
via mobile
What an amazing world

Stepping through this store's door made me feel like a kid again. I might have bought a few too... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Jonas L
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Stockholm, Sverige
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... A Full Range Of Quality Insect Specimens, Handmade Goods, Modern Curiosities And Vintage Finds..
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  • Very good19%
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
31 Dec 2017
“A must-see shop of curious objects.”
23 Sep 2017
“What an amazing world”
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Leliegracht 6, 1015 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

A very unique and interesting shop I stumbled upon. I hope they ship to the U.S. I could have gotten so many things, but don’t want to carry home!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Stepping through this store's door made me feel like a kid again. I might have bought a few too many items here, but I still smile like a kid when I look at them. And to think I went here by accident... no, I think...More

Thank Jonas L
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theOtherist, Owner at the Otherist, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks Jonas! ... until next time at the Otherist ... 🙃 🐙

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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.

Thank Sharon B
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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.

Thank TheFiveTs
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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.

Thank rtqp
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Reviewed 9 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!

Thank K8eros
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Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Mike Arran
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Reviewed 10 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...More

4  Thank McCall E
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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...More

3  Thank HollisBrooke
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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...More

1  Thank hydraulix
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