Shopping in Amsterdam
Shopping in Amsterdam. On this page you will find an overview of some of Amsterdam shopping areas, department stores and markets.
Since the early twentieth century, the large department store the Bijenkorf has been part of the scenery of Dam Square. It is known, not only for its many international luxurious brands in fashion and cosmetics, but also for interior design (furniture and accessories), children’s toys, kitchen supplies, food, books and much, much more. The Bijenkorf offers you six floors containing a surprising variety of products. Public transportation to Bijenkorf: trams 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 (stop Dam)
Shopping center Magna Plaza is located in the former Main Post Office of Amsterdam: a large, impressive building behind the Royal Palace on Dam Square. The buildings spacious hall, illuminated through the glass dome in the roof, is surrounded by several floors of luxurious fashion and lifestyle stores, selling a large number of famous brands. Public transportation to Magna Plaza: trams 1, 2, 5, 13 and 17 (stop Dam).
Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk
On both sides of Dam Square, ranging from Central Station to Munt Square, you will find The Netherlands’ most famous shopping streets: Nieuwendijk (Central Station – Dam square, parallel to Damrak) and Kalverstraat (Dam square – Munt square, parallel to Rokin). All sorts of stores, ranging from fashion and shoe stores to cosmetics, perfume, music, jewelry, drugstores and gift stores, can be found in these streets. Kalverstraat is intersected by Spui, where several large bookstores are located: Waterstones (British), Athenaeum (Dutch) and The American Book Center. On the Kalverstraat, near Munt Square, you will find the Amsterdam shopping center Kalvertoren (with several stores and outlets where you can buy coffee, ice cream or lunch, including a café on the top floor with a nice view over Amsterdam’s historical center) and the department store Vroom & Dreesman that offers you several floors of products from fashion to living accessories. Public transportation to Central Station: a large number of trams and buses.
To Dam square: trams 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 24 and 25
To Spui: trams 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25
To Munt: trams 4, 9, 16, 24 and 25