AMSTERDAM: Citizen Hip-Ulrika Lundgren

A mix of Rock ’n’ Roll chic, vintage, and quirky cool aesthetics, fashion label Rika has gained a global following with celebrity fans including Helena Christensen and Madonna.

Feb 21, 2013


A mix of Rock ’n’ Roll chic, vintage, and quirky cool aesthetics, fashion label Rika has gained a global following with celebrity fans including Helena Christensen and Madonna. Founded by Swedish stylist Ulrika Lundgren, the Amsterdam-based label is best-known for its stylish line of star bags and chic leather jackets. The Rika emporium also encompasses a beautiful fashion and lifestyle magazine as well as the gorgeous Maison Rika guest house, located just a stone’s throw from the Amsterdam flagship boutique. Here Ulrika shares some of her favorite Amsterdam spots. – Anna Jacobsen

Van Ravenstein
Keizersgracht 359 / + 31(0)206390067
Neighborhood: De Negen Straatjes
For Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Margiela and Givenchy – Van Ravenstein caters to all of your designer needs and wants.

Fens Décor
Prinsengracht 12 / +31 (0)206392442
Neighborhood: Jordaan
This stylish interiors boutique fuses Parisian style with an industrial-chic feel.

Neighborhood: Jordaan
A must and great inspiration for me when designing new collections! Visit on Saturdays for the organic food market. I usually pick up some really nice Dutch cheese from here. On Mondays you can browse the antique stalls and fleamarket, and I love to pick up some films from the specialist art movie dealer – he always knows what I’m looking for.

Prinsengracht 8-10 / +31(0)206225137
Neighborhood: Jordaan
This gorgeous flower store looks like a wild flower field. I always pick up my flowers here after I been to the market (Noordemarkt) next door.

PS Vintage
Singel 369
Neighborhood: Nieuwe Zijde
Great prices and amazing styles can be found at this gorgeous vintage boutique run by cool owner Josta. Pick up much-coveted vintage treasures including Lanvin, Chanel, Margiela and more.

Oude Spiegelstraat 9 + 12/ + 31 (0)203301112
Neighborhood: De Negen Straatjes
Our own stores, here you can pick up our favorite styles from Rika to Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler.

Neighborhood: Leidseplein
Spiegelstraat has some amazing galleries and antique stores, it’s a great street to check out on a Sunday walk to the museums. Bring a big wallet!

Balthazars Keuken
Elandsgracht 108 / +31 (0)204202114
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Balthazar’s Kitchen is so cozy and fun! It really does feel like you’re sitting in someone’s kitchen. The menu changes nearly every week.

Singel 103 / + 31 (0)206237071
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein/Canals
Greenwoods is great for lunch, it’s a cozy place with the best homemade salads and sandwiches in Amsterdam.

Lindengracht 75 / + 31(0)206232813
Neighborhood: Jordaan
The perfect place for dinner, Toscanini does amazing authentic Italian food. Make sure to make a reservation as it tends to get really busy.

Rika Maison Guest House
Oude Spiegelstraat 12 / + 31 (0)203301112
Neighborhood: De Negen Straatjes
A sibling to the ever-growing Rika fashion emporium, the newly opened Maison Rika guesthouse only has two bedrooms, making it an intimate space and friendly place to stay when visiting Amsterdam.

Spuistraat 281 / +31 20428960
Neighborhood: Nieuwe Zijde
Treat yourself and your skin to amazing Dermalogica treatments at the Soap spa.

AMSTERDAM: Citizen Hip-Ulrika Lundgren

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