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Patta Fashion Store

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Patta Fashion Store in Amsterdam.

Patta Fashion Store in the Red Light District

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.

Amsterdam, Red Light District, Zeedijk, 1958. This is now Patta Fashion Store.
Amsterdam, Red Light District, Zeedijk 67, 1958. This is now Patta Fashion Store.

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.

Amsterdam, Red Light District, Zeedijk 67, Patta Store. Year unknown
Amsterdam, Zeedijk 67. Year unknown. #Throwback

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.

This is how the Zeedijk street in the Red Light District looked like in the 80's.
In the 80’s, many dealers sold their dope in the cafes on the Zeedijk street in Amsterdam. #ThugLife

It’s strange, but nice to see how this street transformed from a ghetto to a safe and lively place.

Amsterdam Red Light District Zeedijk in 70's. Fashion Store Patta

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! 🙂

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One Response to Patta Fashion Store

  1. […] Patta was an interesting shop, not only because the store owners travelled to different ends of the earth to buy sneakers that weren’t even available to the local community back then, but because of its location being smacked in the middle of the red light district. […]

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