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Proprietor Anna looks out towards the hustle and bustle of Haalemmerstraat.

Proprietor Anna looks out towards the hustle and bustle of Haalemmerstraat.

The shop, Het Grote Avontuur is named after Alain Fournier's novel.

The shop, Het Grote Avontuur is named after Alain Fournier's novel.

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Located on what is being called as the "best shopping street in Amsterdam", Het Grote Avontuur is a shop that sells papergoods, vintage home accessories and assorted treasures. (They are an occasional stockist of the magazine and our books, but inquire if what you would like is currently in stock.)

Proprietor Anna Massee showed me around her beautifully appointed shop.

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Het Grote Avontuur sells IJM paint, some beautifully curated colours of interior paint. There are even special colours selected by Anna.

Het Grote Avontuur sells IJM paint, some beautifully curated colours of interior paint. There are even special colours selected by Anna.

You can sample your colours in these very appealing small canisters.

You can sample your colours in these very appealing small canisters.

A special colour by Het Grote Avontuur.

A special colour by Het Grote Avontuur.

Lots of beautiful Rie Elise Larsen paper boxes that I would have loved to take home with me.

Lots of beautiful Rie Elise Larsen paper boxes that I would have loved to take home with me.

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Papers by UPPERCASE favourites Leah Duncan and Eloise Renouf.

Papers by UPPERCASE favourites Leah Duncan and Eloise Renouf.

The kitchen area within the shop.

The kitchen area within the shop.

So many papers, some even pasted to the walls.

So many papers, some even pasted to the walls.