Putting the “Dam!” in Amsterdam

· What to wear in Amsterdam ·


Like many European cities, it’s best to stick to dark neutrals when dressing for your trip to Amsterdam. And by dark neutrals, we mean black. Okay, so maybe you can throw in some greys and navies, but if in doubt, choose black.

Also like many other European cities, Amsterdam somehow straddles the line between casual with a formality to it. Unlike casual Americans who don’t mind going out in sweatpants and pajama bottoms, a casual outfit in Europe means black jeans and a simple sweater or jersey dress with flat boots. With that in mind, here are our tips for looking the part as you explore Amsterdam’s canals.

The Dress


This Topshop dress has the perfect vibe for Amsterdam. With its flowing midi-length, it’s modern and on-trend while the fitting in with Amsterdam’s understated vibe. Wear it with black tights for cold winter days. The draped front and uneven hem adds drama to the otherwise simple dress, while the loose silhouette ensures it’s comfortable for wandering the city.

The Coat

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Amsterdam tends to be quite rainy in the winter so a good coat to protect you from the elements is essential. These green parkas with fur-lined hoods have been popular in Europe for the past few years and for good reason. They’re warm, they keep you dry, and they’re cozy. Having one of these on hand will ensure you can see everything you want to no matter what the weather is.

The (Other) Coat

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If you want a nice coat in addition to a functional one, this long grey wrap coat is perfect for Amsterdam. Again, it’s nice and warm but the midi-length give a polished look to any outfit. Perfect for if the weather clears and you want to step your look up a little bit.

The Boots

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No outfit is complete without the perfect shoes and you can’t go wrong in any European city with a nice pair of Chelsea boots. This beautiful pair by Frye is perfect with its flat heel and shiny leather, it will keep you walking day and night. The stitching adds an unexpected and subtle touch perfect for this understated city!

Simple, sleek, sorted!

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