The Nine (small) Streets in the center of Amsterdam connect South Jordaan with the citycenter: among the Dam, Kalverstraat, Rokin and surrounding streets. This shopping area is an absolute hotspot for alternative shoppers. You can find second-hand clothing stores, vintage shops, designer boutiques and trendy clothing brands. The streets are side roads of the major canals, like the Herengracht and Keizersgracht. The streets are called Berenstraat, Gasthuismolensteeg, Hartenstraat, Huidenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Reestraat, Runstraat, Wijde Heisteeg and Wolvenstraat. In the 17th century the streets were already known for its many craft and commercial matters.