Posted on: February 4, 2015
This shop is definitely the most popular fashion store in Amsterdam’s Red Light District! They sell all kinds of things: Shoes, t-shirts, jackets, bottoms, and much more. Patta Fashion Store is situated right in the city heart of Amsterdam. It became the center of attention by bringing new excitement to the street wear scene. They have a great variety in brands, such as: Nike, Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Rockwell and Patta’s in house brand.
Patta is located on one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam, called the Zeedijk (street). Back in the days, this used to be the most popular street for sailors to spend their money on booze and hookers. All the sailors arrived in the harbor of Amsterdam, which used to be not far away from this street. Just a 5 minute walk, really… The harbor was located on what’s now Amsterdam’s Central Station.
So, in 1958 this is where the locals got their sandwiches… The Zeedijk (street) is located in the city center, so most likely this sandwich shop did good business as well.
Did you know that the Zeedijk street used to be the ghetto of The Netherlands? Especially in the 80’s. There were junkies and drugs dealers all over the place! And heroin was the drug which was being sold. Luckily that is now gone.
It’s strange, but nice to see how this street transformed from a ghetto to a safe and lively place.
Just in opposite of Patta Fashion Store you can find bakery BBrood. They make delicious bread and croissants! CLICK HERE to check it out.
Not long ago, another fashion shop (Rambler) opened its doors. CLICK HERE to see that one.
Would you like to know more about the notorious Red Light District? Join our tours with your friends! It’s big fun! 🙂