About us

richard and marcel brothers and the owners of it's a present
We are Richard and Marcel, two brothers who shared a dream from an early age; Start a store together, buy everything yourself, furnish and decide! How nice must that be.

Finally the time had come. In August 2011, Marcel took the plunge and not only launched the online web shop, but also opened the first physical It's a Present! The store was located on the Voorstraat in Dordrecht. The choice for Dordrecht was simple, we were looking for a location in a beautiful historic city and of course there had to be no comparable store yet! Rents were still affordable in Dordrecht and we soon found our dream property. In 2011 our dream came true ☺.

Utrecht , Lijnmarkt 16.
When we got the chance to take over a gift shop in the center of Utrecht in February 2013, we didn't have to think long about this. The super beautiful building, with three floors and a view of the Dom, was our second store in no time! Soon things went well for the store in Utrecht, but of course this involved a lot of work. We noticed that the yields in Dordrecht were not huge and that the travel time was starting to break us down. We chose to fully focus on our store in Utrecht, and closed our first store in Dordrecht with pain in our hearts.

Amsterdam , Gasthuismolensteeg 4
When we had everything on track in Utrecht after a while, it started to itch again in 2015. Perhaps a second store in the capital would also be nice? Since the reactions to our store in Utrecht were very positive, we decided to look further. A store in Amsterdam, in one of the nicest shopping areas in the Netherlands, was soon found. In 2015 we opened a second It's a Present! in the famous '9 streets' in Amsterdam!

Haarlemmerstraat 25
Two years after the opening of the store in the '9 Straatjes', a second building in Amsterdam crossed our path. The beautiful and large space was located on the Haarlemmerstraat; A unique opportunity that we couldn't pass up. In April 2017, the third store was a fact.

Kloveniersburgwal 44
In January 2020 we were given another opportunity to open a new store in Amsterdam. The beautiful and large building is located in the Red Light District, around the corner from the Damstraatjes. With great enthusiasm we opened our fourth store in February!

Rotterdam , Witte de Withstraat 5
Despite the fact that this city had been on our wish list for a long time, there was only one street where we really wanted to be: the Witte de Withstraat. November 2020, in the middle of the corona pandemic, a beautiful building finally became available here. Although it was an exciting decision, we took our chance and made the best of it! When the store opened its doors in December 2020, the rave reviews were fantastic! The wait for the right building was definitely worth it and Rotterdam has another beautiful gift shop.

You will find original gifts at It's a Present!
Where is It's a Present! actually for? Our idea is that you should find the best gifts for everyone – and really everyone – in our stores! For example, all articles from the diverse range of It's a Present share one clear goal; they must be original. We only buy products that we like, so our collection consists of an extremely diverse range of brands and items from all over the world! We scour many fairs, cities and the internet to find the nicest and most unique gifts. We hope that you – and your sister(s), brother(s), father, mother, uncle, aunt, nephew(s), niece(s), boyfriend or girlfriend – will find the perfect gift in our gift shop!

Of course you can always email us if you have any questions!

Greetings and hopefully see you soon in one of our stores.

Marcel & Richard.

Photos taken by Tomas Mutsaers

IT'S A PRESENT ! BV, Jacobskerkhof 50, 3511 BL, Utrecht
Chamber of Commerce 70469997 - VAT NL858331238B01