De Regenboog Groep (English site): De Regenboog Groep works to improve the lives of those living in (many kinds of) poverty. Please contact them before donating.
Packmee: Grab a box and stuff it with all your unwanted but useable clothes, shoes, bathroom / kitchen towels, glasses, and even hearing aids. You can give the box to the post office…for free! They will send it to the organisation. Packmee will sell the donated clothes to specialised companies that will sort out the boxed. Most clothes will be worn again and a small amount will be recycled. They say that they give at least 50% of the income to the charities KiKa or Kinderpostzegels. Go here for a complete list of acceptable items.
Stichting Babyspullen: This foundation collects baby items for low-income parents-to-be. Around the city, red containers are waiting for your donation of baby stuff such as clothes sizes 50 to 92, bottles, and more. In Amsterdam, the containers are at different locations.
Kringloopwinkels: Second-hand stores throughout the city will gladly accept your used clothing and household items.
Volksbond will pick up clothes you donate, usually the same day.
More resources from Amsterdam Mamas:
Our list of recommended children's consignment shops in Amsterdam.
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Please keep in mind that we take the risk and pay you upfront, regardless of whether your item sells or not. Since we are an alternative shop, we have limited space to keep "out-of-season" items. We hope you understand that if we reject your things, it is not personal. Sometimes we have too much inventory.
But Don't worry! There are many other alternatives for selling your things.
1. IJ HALLEN: Europe's largest flea market. This happens around every 3-4 weeks depending on the time of year. This is a great way to sell your clothes to the public directly, just rent a booth through their website or facebook page. Tip In Advance: Many individuals try to bargain 50 cents to 1 euro for your clothing, so this is a great way for "emptying" your used clothing from your wardrobe in large amounts. https://ijhallen.nl/tips.php
2. HET WERELDHUIS: They provide information and assistance to those undocumented migrants who are searching for a new life in Amsterdam. They take donations and have a supply list on their website for items they currently need. For example, they take bedding, household items, musical instruments, and electronics. http://wereldhuis.org/en/
3. Marktplaats: Online is a great way to sell your items. This is the Dutch type of "Craigslist" where you can post anything you want to sell and where you are located, so someone can pick it up. You can also start bids on your items, and the variety is extremely wide (for example: furniture, cars, and clothes!) https://www.marktplaats.nl/
4. Local Clothing Exchanges: Many times on facebook, you will see days that there are local clothing exchanges around Amsterdam. This is a great way to have some fun with your friends and trade out your wardrobe for free. Some good friends of ours started "Swops," Where they host a day to trade your items with others in Amsterdam.
5. United Wardrobe: This is just for secondhand clothing, where you can take a photograph of your item and list it at the price that you want for it. They have an app, which makes it easy to snap-and-sell! https://unitedwardrobe.com/
6. PackMee: Easily pack your things into a box and send your useable items (clothes, shoes, kitchen items, electronics), and give it to the post office for free! They send it to the organisation who donates your clothes to companies that recycle your items. You can read more about them on their website: https://www.packmee.nl/
7. Salvation Army and Sympathy: Donation bins are located all around the city.
Find Them Here: https://www.reshare.nl/Map
8. Stichting Babyspullen: This foundation collects baby items for parents that cannot afford to pay for clothes (sizes 50 to 92), bottles, and more. Here are the locations for the containers around Amsterdam: https://www.stichtingbabyspullen.nl/contact/inzamelpunten/
9. De Regenboog Groep: This Company works to help the lives of those living in poverty. Please contact them before donating your things.
10. Kringloopwinkels: These are second hand store around the city that always take donations. They have many locations throughout Amsterdam.
11. Volksbond: They pick up your donated clothes, even on the same day. http://volksbond.nl/
12. Speelgoedbank: Toys for low-income parents in Amsterdam. They take specific items, and you can see this on their website: https://www.speelgoedbankamsterdam.nl/site/