Check out the list of party & rental shops in Amsterdam. In addition to these stores, good spots in Amsterdam to find what you need (at a great price) are markets – especially the Waterlooplein and Albert Cuyp market.
Party shops in Amsterdam
Louis Wittenburg (Raadhuisstraat 16)
Owner Francesco is a BIG fan of Halloween & decks out his shop with a whole spooky Halloween entrance every year. Good for any theme party, the shop offers a broad selection of props, accessories, latex & horror masks, lenses and ready-made costumes.
Witbaard (Ferdinand Bolstraat 22)
Besides the fact that the staff plus entourage come decked out in insanely creative costumes to the Amsterdam Spook Halloween parties every year, this is a good shop for props, costumes and accessories. Everything from wigs and plastic glasses to face paint, hats, lenses and full costumes.
Jokes (van Woustraat 225)
This shop is jam-packed with everything you’d ever need to head to the carnival. But, just like many shops in Amsterdam, Jokes has now expanded to include lots of Halloween supplies, costumes, props, wigs, gags and make-up.
Make-up & masks
Backstage (Rozengracht 101-103)
Make-up shop Backstage has an excellent selection of quality wigs, feathers, fake eyelashes, prosthetics, make-up, body paint, latex, and some gorgeous costume accessories like laser-cut Venetian-style masks. They also put on make-up workshops in the lead-up to Halloween!
Mask Shop Venice (Warmoesstraat 18)
Easy to order online, this shop stocks a wide selection of masks: Filigree, Venetian, Masquerade, feather, leather and more. Prices range from around €25 to €150.
Alternatief Kostuumverhuur (Pilotenstraat 11)
Also called “The Makeover Factory”, this shop has a massive selection of costumes and accessories for hire. Prices are reasonable (about €65 for a full costume) and owner Monique and her team of stylists are really helpful. Count on a couple hours there – it’s busy around Halloween and other holidays and there’s so much to look at!
Gerritsen costumes (Weteringschans 116)
Gerritsen Theaterkostuums is a treasure trove of quality costumes and a great place to get inspired if you’re not sure what to wear. Rental only, around €70 for a full costume. If you’re not keen to go for the full costume, you can also just rent an item or two that suits your fancy: leather corset, silver ringmaster jacket with tailcoats, cosmonaut helmet. Ask the staff or owner Myriam for advice or spend a few hours browsing!
80 varieties of full-body spandex costumes including a whole Halloween line with e.g. a Monster Mouth, Jack O Lantern, Glow-in-the-dark Skeleton, and a very cool Beating Heart Zombie which works with an app in your phone.
Online shop with a large range of affordable ready-to-wear Halloween costumes, props, wigs, teeth, wounds, make-up & shoes.
Chose from a massive variety of colourful, bizarre contact lenses and very cool lip tattoos. Lenses go for about €20-25 a pair.
Great selection of very affordable corsets and just takes a few days to ship in from the UK.
Vintage, gothic & secondhand stores
Online shop with a tempting range of ladies 50s & 60s dresses, shoes, petticoats and accessories. Styles include rockabilly, pinup, Mad Men and classy chic.
Diabolo (Nieuwe Hoogstraat 22)
Don’t let their site fool you, this is a shop filled with the best selection of gothic, punk, fetish and rockabilly clothing for guys & girls.
Online shop with vintage inspired, rockabilly and gothic clothing brands like Hell Bunny and Lindy Hop, for guys and girls. They also sell stockings, shoes, corsets and petticoats.
With two stores in the city centre plus an online shop, here you can find good quality, trendy, vintage-inspired dresses and accessories at forgettable prices.
With 4 stores across the city this is arguably Amsterdam’s most popular secondhand shop . Each is filled to the brim with all sorts of potential costumes.
Laura Dols (Wolvenstraat 7)
If you’re hunting for an authentic 50s frock, cheesy 70s shirt or puffy magenta 80s prom dress, this is the right shop for you.