Best places for wax in God’s own playground
Distortion Records: Westerstraat 244, 1015 MT Amsterdam
This place is nuts. Literally stacks and stacks of second hand records. Loads of house and techno, esp. minimal. Also some hiphop, reggae and lots of punk etc.
Red Light Records: Oudekerksplein 26, 1012 GZ Amsterdam
Fantastic collection of all sorts of rare and obscure vinyl, well worth a visit, a diggers paradise for soul, disco and basically anything else. Home to Red Light Radio.
Rush Hour: Spuistraat 116, 1012 VA Amsterdam
What can we say? Great collection of vinyl, especially Chicago house and Detroit techno. Nice guys & girls, formiddable DJs and purveyor of fine parties. An institution.
Waxwell Records: Gasthuismolensteeg 6, 1016 AN Amsterdam
Disco, reggae, soul, rock, hiphop etc. Extremely well curated little store, you can spend hours digging in here. Not so much electronics, but you won’t find much better for anything else.
Zwart Goud: Geldersekade 89ST, 1011 EL Amsterdam
The latest edition to the city’s black crack habit. You can pick up some obscure house & techno in here.