The Negen Straatjes - nine streets - is the name given to a wonderful little shopping area between the Rozengracht, Singel and the Prinsengracht - the nine streets link the main canals together. A very jolly place to indulge in what the Dutch call "funshoppen". Clothes, kitchen equipment, vases, paper, books, second hand, 50s plates, shoes, underwear and no high street chains. And lots of nice cafes for lunch.
This website allows you to have a visual poke around.