The Shop on Kerkstraat
Introducing… our new space at Kerkstraat 131 in Amsterdam!
When we set out to open Tempest Works, we thought we’d start online and then someday move into a brick-and-mortar shop. Soon enough, though, we found the need for a physical space, if only to manage inventory (which was taking over our living room) and order processing.
On top of that, we realized that in-person shopping would be critical to the most important elements of this business: creating a community and building relationships. We wanted to bring to life our vision of a shopping destination with a homey living-room feel where you can pop in, enjoy a drink, listen to some music, have a chat, and browse some excellent clothes.
So after a lot of dreaming and tripping over boxes in our living room, we started the hunt for a space that met our top criteria:
- Must be in central Amsterdam – preferably in or near the 9 Streets
- Not too big, not too small – just the right size to meet our needs, allow us to give our customers personalized attention, and feel gezellig
- Close to the action without too much chaos – crowds on the main thoroughfares in Amsterdam can be intense, but we also didn't want to be too far flung
- Must be dog friendly – Ronson [link to About Us], our general manager, insisted on this one
And then, in fall 2021, we nailed the criteria and found the perfect space. You can find us in the city center in the artsy Spiegelkwartier neighborhood, which is home to dozens of art galleries and a short walk from Amsterdam's premier museums. We've spent the past couple months prepping for in-person shopping and we can't wait to welcome you into our cozy new space.
Come visit us! Kerkstraat 131S (lower level) 1017GE, Amsterdam [link to directions].
Not in town? You can shop all the same stuff from your couch. Start here [link to all products].