Now that we have officially bid adieu to summer, it’s time to fully embrace the colder months. Knitted sweaters, a hearty drink and an open fire: Prepare yourself for October and beyond with a visit to these Amsterdam boutiques, shops and bars, selling everything you need for a charmingly cosy autumn.

MENDO
Berenstraat 11
A self-described candy store for book aficionados, MENDO offers the sweetest selection of fashion, photography and art books. These luxury titles also share the shelves with travel, architecture, pop culture and cuisine at their flagship location in Amsterdam city centre. Pick up a coffee table book as a gift for friends back home or discover the “Made by MENDO” prints, produced by their very own publishing company of the same name.

4850
Camperstraat 48-50
Natural wines are all the rage, so why not go where they have the best? 4850 is a hidden gem that lies in the east of Amsterdam, near the magnificent Amstel river. Dine on a fixed or à la carte menu, lovingly prepared by the chef, and pair each course with a glass (or two) of wine from the expertly curated wine list.

Bronté
Herengracht 422
“How a hat makes you feel,” said Philip Treacy, “is what a hat is all about.” And the hats at Bronté will certainly make you feel sophisticated and well equipped for the winter months. Berets, fedoras or a fisherman’s cap: Whatever your personality, there is a hat to match it. Let the knowledgeable staff at the Bronté flagship in Amsterdam’s centre help you find a topper to suit your lifestyle.

Satchmo
Rokin 95
A classic cocktail bar with stunning interiors. Satchmo’s smooth marble walls and plush velvet seats are the perfect setting for a relaxing evening while sipping an old-fashioned or a dry martini. Live jazz adds even more richness to the mood.

Nunc Interieur 
Rosmarijnsteeg 7
When you want that warm and fuzzy autumn feeling, sometimes you must literally acquire something warm and fuzzy. Nunc Interieur in Amsterdam’s city centre has a fine selection of home accessories to add a soft and inviting touch to your own dwelling. Miniature alpacas made with real alpaca wool, art deco champagne coupes and luxurious hammam towels are just a few of the many available pieces that also make great gifts.