Meesterknecht Amsterdam is Open Nov 14, 2014


From Pristine came Meesterknecht, a new cycle shop in Amsterdam. I love seeing brands progress like this and one day I’d love to make it out to see their space. For now, these photos will have to do. Read up on the background of this new shop below…


“Thursday the 23rd of October a new bicycle racing specialist, Meesterknecht, opened its doors in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Meesterknecht is a bike shop with a cycling café focused on contemporary cycling. The shop on Kerkstraat 168 is a meeting spot for cyclists and sells a fine selection of items that will make every cyclist’s heart beat faster. Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy the shop’s espresso blend ‘Gangmaker’ (Pacer or Derny) while admiring Amsterdam’s rich cycling history on the shop’s walls.”


“”Meesterknecht” is a term in cycling for the ‘second man’. Neither Merckx, nor Coppi nor Zoetemelk could have become legendary cycling champions if it wasn’t for their humble “meesterknecht”. This class of tireless riders lead out sprints, set the pace up mountains, provide a small pushs here and there and in many ways, hold the team together. The “meesterknechten” or “super-domestiques” are unknown heroes who ride, work and suffer for the greater good without expecting glory.”


“The shop is specialised in building custom bikes. Meesterknecht also repairs and fixes road bikes, cyclocross bikes, track bikes, tour bikes and single-speed bikes. Moreover, they sell the latest and most original cycling accessories and clothing for both man and women. Big brands can be found in the store like: Cervelo, Focus, BMC, POC and Giro. But also small niche brands like Ritte, Stoemper, Mission Workshop, Ten Speed Hero, Brother Cycles, 8bar, Enve and cycling clothing from the Dutch brand Blue On.”

Kerkstraat 168, 1017GS, Amsterdam
Mo. 9:30-14:00
Tu. closed
We. 9:30-19:00
Th. 9:30-19:00
Fr. 9:30-19:00
Sa. 9:30-17:00
Su. 9:30-14:00

  • Scott

    Ha! love that track wall.

  • John Braynard

    <3 <3 <3

  • Jan

    Have been there last Sunday during a visit to Amsterdam. Bought a bike for the wife. For real: Best. Shop. Ever*.
    *Compared to the shops I know around Germany and close-by countries.

  • Kevin

    Cant wait to visit you this summer guys!

  • Khanh Ly

    Great addition to our cycle city.