Our guide to the best second-hand clothing shops to buy and sell children's clothing in Amsterdam.
Just before my son’s 3rd birthday, I noticed that the shirt he wore just a week earlier was now too small. The sleeves (which hadn’t I just stopped rolling up yesterday?) were now too short, and I thought to myself, “again?!” Children seem to grow amazingly fast; undoubtedly all parents notice how quickly we have to go for larger sized clothing for our children.
I have boxes and bags full of reusable baby & toddler clothing, even though I have already given some away. So what to do with all those clothes which are now too small? Fortunately, Amsterdam has many reliable charities and second-hand (tweedehands) shops where you can bring all those reusable clothes.
Our community of Mamas and Papas have contributed to this list of recommended second-hand and consignment shops in Amsterdam. Different conditions apply to each shop, but all require that clothing be recently washed, ironed (if required), free from stains, and in good condition (no missing buttons or broken zippers).
Old West: Here you can bring a maximum 30 items of clothing at once, top brands are preferred. Toys & books are also welcome provided they are complete and in good condition.
Tutti Frutti: They prefer name brands. From March until June they accept summer clothing, and winter clothing from September to December. In July & January by appointment only.
Wollepop: You can bring max 20 pieces of clothing each time, and is only possible on Tuesday & Wednesdays between 10:00 to 14:00 (from March to June for summer clothing, and September to January winter clothing).
De Ruilhoek: Clothing should not be older than two years. C&A, H&M and HEMA are not accepted.
Kids en Koters: Large shop selling goods for babies and children. They accept clothing, dressing-up outfits, footwear (including ice skates and rollerboots), toys, games and books. You can bring things in to them on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. For more details of their policies, click here.
Kwinkel: (no direct website) Donated clothing will be kept on their shelves for three months, after which they will be donated or you can collect what did not sell.
De Klederij: Childrens clothing up to size 140 are accepted.
These recommendations have been generated from responses on our Facebook page from multiple sources.The information is current as of the date of publication and has been updated by our editorial team.
Originally from Iran, Media is married and the mother of a lovely three-year-old boy. She holds a BA in English Translation, and an MBA with the University of Liverpool. After working for 13 years in aviation & education, Media decided to stop and enjoy her son’s rapid growth. She recently started her own business called Joys of Life. She loves traveling, cooking, reading, writing and photography.