Record Shops In Amsterdam Worth Visiting For Electronic Music

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Record Shop guide Amsterdam

Five shops guaranteed to have what you are looking for

Following on from our London and Berlin guides, the next stop had to be Amsterdam – a city with a rich musical history.

Bordello A Parigi

Bordello A Parigi, Amsterdam

A record shop, bar, label and distribution hub all rolled into one, located in the heart of the red-light district on Oudezijds Kolk.

Bordello A Parigi began as a label before opening this store in 2017 which features a wide collection of new and used records, a mix of Italo, house, electro, and disco.

Location: Oudezijds Kolk 71 1012 AL |

Distortion Records
Distortion Records, Amsterdam

This small independent shop in Amsterdam’s popular Jordaan neighbourhood may be small in size, but it packs a punch when it comes to selections.

This shop has everything for everyone, including a decent selection of electronic, UK Garage, and house records.

Location: Westerstraat 244, 1015 MT |


Killacutz records, Amsterdam

This shop is stocked to the brim with gems and is located in the city centre, 5 minutes from the Central Station.

A fantastic selection of Chicago house, UK Garage, breakbeat, and Detroit techno. This store is a must-visit.

Location: Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 21h |

Rush Hour

Rush Hour, Amsterdam

Rush Hour, which opened its doors in 1997, is widely regarded as one of the best record shops in the world.

The shop, located in a narrow building on the Spuistraat, has a decent selection of electronic, disco, house and techno vinyl, and there are often in-store DJ sessions happening,

Location: Spuistraat 98 1012 TZ |

Zwart Goud

zwart goud amsterdam

This shop is located below street level, not far from the Nieuwmarkt metro stop, so keep an eye for the sign.

Once inside, you’ll find an extensive variety of new and used electronic music, with a focus on house and techno.

Location: Geldersekade 89 s, 1011 EL | Website:

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