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Shopping in Amsterdam? A case of 'Shop till you drop'!

Shopping in Amsterdam - an overview of shops
The number of tourists that visit Amsterdam for a day of shopping is a good indicator that Amsterdam has something to offer for every taste.

From the Central Station to the Museum Square you pass the following shopping streets in Amsterdam:
Negen straatjes (Nine Streets)
Leidse Straat
P.c. Hooftstraat

Each of these shopping streets has its own unique offering which makes it so diverse to shop around Amsterdam for a day.

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Shopping in Amsterdam - Nieuwendijk

Explore the shopping streets all through Amsterdam
When walking across the Nieuwendijk you discover straight away how diverse the stores can be in Amsterdam. Passing clothing stores, leather stores, smart shops and bars every 10 feet has something different to offer. You wouldn't make it to the Dam before noon if you visited them all. At the Dam itself the most popular store has to be the Bijenkorf mall.

While it's not feasible to name all of the shops at the Nieuwendijk, here's a short list of what the street has to offer.

Manfield Shoes
Amsterdam Cheese House

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Shopping in Amsterdam - Magna Plaza

Magna Plaza, right behind the Dam, definitely deserves a spot on your shopping list. This former post office is build in Neo-gothic style and even if you have no intention of shopping, going up with the elevator is still worth the view.

Shops at Magna Plaza in Amsterdam
Hugo Boss
Angie V
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Shopping in Amsterdam - Kalverstraat

In Kalverstraat you find shops for basically anything from Apple to clothing, souvenirs to fruit!
Passing Magna Plaza and returning to the Dam you get to the Kalverstraat. As with the Nieuwendijk, also here the number of stores can be overwhelming. Music stores, book stores and of course many clothing shops fill the street. You can wander for hours in just de Slegte, an impressive second hand book store or listen to the newest hits at Fame.

Among the rest of the shops you find::

Take a brake from shopping by moving to the top floor of the Kalver Tower for a cup of coffee and a great view of Amsterdam.

Looking to find more shops in the Kalverstraat before you start your shopping spree in Amsterdam?
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Shopping in Amsterdam - Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets)

Literally the Negen Straatjes means the "Nine streets" which are a welcome change of scenery from the more crowded shopping streets. These cosy streets offer many unique little stores that you won't find elsewhere. From the Prinsengracht to the Singel the streets run parallel and in extension of one another so you'll find a nice store whichever direction you choose.

Looking for inspiration? Learn more about the Nine Streets!
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Shopping in Amsterdam - Leidsestraat

The Leidsestraat one of the more popular shopping streets in Amsterdam
From the Kalverstraat you take a turn right almost at the end to get to the Leidsestraat (ending at the Leidseplein). Passing the famous Flower Market first, you are now very much in the centre of Amsterdam. Clothing shops, brand shops and many little tourist shops await you from cheap to luxurious.

Some examples of what you find here are:
Dept Women
Ace Juwelery

The Leidsestraat is furthermore known for the many restaurants in the various side streets. The closer you get to Leidseplein, the more this is the case.
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Shopping in Amsterdam - P.C. Hoofdstraat

If you're looking for really classy brand shops, check out the P.C. Hooftstraat. Coming from the Leidseplein you pass the Vondel Park towards Museum Square turn the second street to the right.

One long street, named after Pieter Cornelisz Hooft, filled with brand shops like Chanel, Hugo Boss and the Nespresso shop that make for a fun (albeit a bit expensive) shopping afternoon.

Overview of brand shops at the P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam.


Curious about what else? Go window shopping at the P.C. Hooftstraat first.
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Also see:
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