Amsterdam is not onlythe capital and one of the most beautiful cities of the netherlands, but is also very suitable for shopping. no matter if you are a guy or a girl, if you like it funky or rather chic, small shops or big stores, Amsterdam has it all! get inside tips about shopping in amsterdam in this article.
The most exciting mall: De Bijenkorf
De Bijenkorf is located directly at Dam square and therefore super close to Amsterdam central station. This is the pure paradise for everyone who came to Amsterdam for shopping purposes. Here just a few names and brands that will await you in De Bijenkorf: Karen Millen, Filippa K, Longchamp, Michael Kors, Ray Ban and Fossil. Welcome to paradise.
Monday to Wednesday: 10.00 to 20.00, Thursday: 10.00 to 19.00, Friday: 10.00 to 21.00, Saturday: 09.30 to 20.00, Sunday: 11.00 to 20.00
The centre: The Magna Plaza
The Magna Plaza is located directly behind the Dam square and therefore really central as well. So, should you not find everything you wished for in De Bijenkorf, you can simply stroll over to the Magna Plaza and continue your shopping madness over here. To find a small foretaste of which brands and shops are waiting for you here, just follow this link and check out the website of the department store directly. From Mango to Sissy Boy – here, the heart of every shopping enthusiast will beat faster!
Monday: 11.00 to 19.00, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 10.00 to 19.00, Thursday: 10.00 to 19.00, Sunday, 12.00 to 19.00
The strip mall: The Haarlemmerdijk
Also here, shopping in Amsterdam will turn into a unique experience: The Haarlemmerdijk. Everyone, who prefers the fresh air over the stuffy and roofed department stores, will find their alternative here. This strip mall is perfectly combinable with a stroll through the town prior to or after the shopping adventure. As the streets are really busy especially throughout the summer months, we recommend everyone who is exploring the city by bike to lock this somewhere in a central place with especially destined bicycle racks. But attention: Don’t lock your bike in forbidden areas as chance are high that it will be taken away by the police then. And getting the bike back from them is expensive (and unnecessary). So you are definitely better off by finding a suitable place to park your bicycle in the first place.
In this shopping street that stretches from central station all the way to the Western part of the city, you can almost find everything: from handbags, shoe shops, women-, men- and children’s clothing to fancy places where you can purchase qualitative and very unique evening gowns. But also for little money you can easily find all you need, as several second-hand shops have settled down here.
Something different: De Negen Straatjes
“The Nine Streets” offer a very special and unique shopping experience, as they are situated in the romantic town canal quarter of Amsterdam. Shopping here means exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the city at the same time. Simply stroll through the streets and drift away, you will be amazed by the many extraordinary, cute and vintage shops you come across here. Step in and wonder. Of course, it is not necessary to buy everything you see here, but for the experience itself, it is already enough to simply let the atmosphere here affect you and to wander through the streets, passing by all these unique and wondrous little shops.
Of course there are many more possibilities to go shopping in the Dutch capital where nothing is impossible. However, we hope this little insight gave you an impression about what it’s like to go shopping in Amsterdam. If you visit the above mentioned shops and malls, you will for sure find the right place for yourself!