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December 10

Martijn’s tip: The Gamekeeper


Each week our inside volk give their best tips on where to go in Amsterdam. This week Martijn, from sales & events shares his favourite spot for some classic but also completely random boardgames: The Gamekeeper in Negenstraatjes. Martijn: “This shop has all the games you could possibly imagine.”


Not only do they have all the games in the entire world, but it is also the guys working here that make it a special place. When entering the shop, you can  choose to just look around, but you can also get help from them. The team exists of classic board game specialists that know the ins and outs of every game. Martijn: “Tell them what you like, what you hate and who you want to play with. They will do the job and match you up with the perfect game.”


Around this time of year, the shop is a perfect spot to buy Christmas presents. Because, who doesn’t agree that playing a board game is the perfect way to spend a cold, dark, wintery afternoon? Martijn: “Turn off your phone, get the fireplace going and have a cozy day with your family.” 

Who is Martijn?
Apart from being our sales & events champion and having quite some game (pun intended), Martijn (25) is a talented cook, mixing up delicious meals for his girlfriend and always being responsible for the whole family’s Christmas dinner.


Martijn can also be described as a very structured guy, but somehow this skill seems to fail him when buying shoes, never being able get the right size. Martijn “I always end up with shoes that are either a size too big or small. Every time I look down at them I think: how retarded can I be?!”

The Gamekeeper
Hartenstraat 14, 
1016 CB Amsterdam

How to get there from Volkshotel
Walk along the Amstel to “Ceintuurbaan”, here you can get on tram 4 towards “Central Station”. Get of at “Spui (Rokin) walk straight down to Spui street, turn right and walk till you meet the Hartenstraat, here you turn left and and keep going until you see the shop. 

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