This gentrified area has awesome galleries, cafes, and boutiques, especially in its famous “Nine Streets” section. The Spoiled store (Wolvenstraat 19) wields an impressive collection of clothes, gadgets, and a full denim bar, and the artist-run Boekie Woekie bookstore offers a quick art fix. Chill time at a “brown” cafe is a must: Head to Cafe t’Smalle for beer, snacks, and postcard-worthy canal views. And, if you feel like a permanent souvenir, visit Hollywood Mark (Elandsgracht 65), the L.A.-bred tattoo artist who is one of Am’dam’s current best.