Trusted shopping for 100 years
The Old Man originated from a family business that started selling Asian and African art in 1924. At the time
the name The Old Man did not exist yet, he was born in 1978.
The name is the credit of the now-famous statue, which has been on our doorstep for more than 40 years. The old man dates back to the time when we sold African art, this is also where the statue comes from.
In the heart of Amsterdam you will find the place where it all started for us. Damstraat 14-16.
Reach us via email or telephone
Phone : +31 (0) 20 723 7437
THE OLD MAN KNIVES & TOOLS
The Old Man Knives & Tools is the knife specialist in Amsterdam with a keen eye for beauty and we have been a knowledge center in the field of Knives & Tools since 1982. A go-to place for every enthusiast and collector of knives, steelware, multi-tools and tools.
In this store, our team of fellow enthusiasts has been ready for 40 years 7 days a week to serve you and to ensure that you are helped by means of expert and honest advice. We take the time for each customer and tell you about all the ins and outs of every piece of iron in the store. In addition to our physical store in Amsterdam, we can also be found online under the name TheOldManKnives.com and we ship worldwide!
THE OLD MAN BOARD SPORTS
Compared to our other stores, The Old Man Boardsports is a cozy, noisy, cool store in a unique building, where there always seems to be something going on. If it's not the colorful and strange types we occasionally see, it's the staff who are fooling around with each other, or hurtling down the stairs in a homemade cardboard bobsled. Always safe and with an eye for the customer, of course. We will approach the customers in a friendly, enthusiastic, sometimes with a humorous witticism, but always with honest and good advice, here we distinguish ourselves from many other shops, especially in the center of Amsterdam.
You can also find this store in the heart of Amsterdam at Damstraat 16, 1012JM
The assortment of this store and all other Boardsport stores can be found online at www.TheOldMan.com
THE OLD MAN SMOKE SUPPLIES & GIFTS
The Old Man Smoke Supplies & Gifts is the Headshop of Amsterdam and is the successor of the Asian and African art shop that started in 1924. We grew along with Amsterdam and slowly moved towards the smoking community, so we became one of the first 'Headshops' in the Netherlands since 1978. This name has now become a household name and we can receive the third generation of customers in our stores. We are very proud of this and it says a lot about our reliability, quality and knowledge.
The store has a real living room atmosphere, with reliable faces who have been working in the store for 40 years. The 'Old Man' has been standing guard in front of the entrance for more than 50 years and has become a real crowd favorite.
This shop is still located at the place where it all started, Damstraat 14.
Visit one of the first Headshops in the Netherlands or visit our new webshop TheOldManSmoke.com !
THE OLD MAN SOUTH
The Old Man South was created after the success of The Old Man Boardsports in the center of Amsterdam. The city center was getting busier and we noticed that it was more difficult for the people of Amsterdam and the Dutch to reach us. To solve this problem we started a shop in the Rijnstraat: The Old Man South . The store is easy to reach for people inside and outside the city. Because of its location close to the A2 and A10. It is a large, spacious store (300m2+) in a street with many parking spaces.
Today, The Old Man South is the store with the largest Snowboard, Winter Sports and Surf range of all our stores and is known as the hotspot for the snowboarder and winter sports.
For all your snowboard and winter sports needs you can visit The Old Man South, Rijnstraat 205 1079HE
TOMS SKATE SHOP
The Tom's skatestore started in the center of Amsterdam after the skate community grew in the city. There was a need for a real skate shop. The Old Man was able to fulfill this wish and did so under the name The Old Man's skate shop, Tom's for short. The name has had legendary status since 1998.
Tom's Skateshop / The Old Man West is our designated Skatestore and is already geared towards the skater and streetwear. Here you will find an alternative range to the other The Old Man's, including brands such as Obey, Dickies, HUF, Polar, Element, Nike SB and Magenta.
This store once started on the Damstraat, but you can now find it in West Amsterdam, Clerqstraat 23
THE DAM BY VANS
Huh does a Vans store also belong to The Old Man family? Yes, the Dam By Vans at Oude Hoogstraat 35 is also part of The Old Man stores. The Dam by Vans is not just another Vans store. This specialized Vans store gets special drops and collections, for example the Vans X Van Gogh collection and the Vans X National Geographic collection. You will also find exclusive Anaheim shoes and Amsterdam specials. It is a pleasure to visit for any Vans fan.
The Dam By Vans always has beautiful visuals on the windows. This is a huge eye-catcher. The store consists of 2 floors, below you see a huge shoe wall and a few racks for clothing. Upstairs you can find more clothing and the sale models. The shop is a few minutes away from the Nieuwmarkt and from our shops in Damstraat. Come visit sometime!
OUR 100th ANNIVERSARY
We are approaching our 100th anniversary in 2024. We are here
very proud of and appreciate your support over the years and several generations.
Come and visit one of our other stores.