In the long pedestrian area from the great Muntplein square to the famous Dam Square, in distance of more than a kilometer, lies the main shopping street in Holland, the Kalverstraat street. There, it is possible to find all kinds of shops, particularly boutiques, footwear and clothing, as well as grocery stores, tobacco, jewelry, toys, children´s clothing and beauty supply stores.
Following the same Dam Square, very close the central station and parallel to Damrak Avenue, you can stroll through the peculiar Nieuwdendijk street, in a pleasant environment in which you’ll be able to discover several famous music, accessories and souvenirs and gifts shops. In addition to buying clothing from elegant boutiques, you can also stop for lunch in one of several restaurants along this street.
In one of the most important and beautiful buildings of the city, where once was a post office, you’ll find the famous Magna Plaza shopping center, which is located between Dam Square and the Singel Canal, in the heart of the city. There you will have the chance to buy or enjoy a lively walk through shops.
If you are looking for an elegant shopping street to make your purchases, PC Hooftstraat Street is for you. Located in the Oud-Zuid district, from Stadhouderskade to the largest park in the city, the Vondelpark, you will be walking on one of the most expensive streets across the country; luxury shops, such as Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and the well-known American jewelry Tiffani & Co will be all available for your shopping experience.
If you are looking for a nice souvenir, Amsterdam has a large number of markets that are worth visiting. Some of them are popular and some of them not, but every single one has a wonderful atmosphere and above all, they are very original.
Albert Street in the neighborhood of Pijp Cuypstraat, which has the largest market in the city, the Albert Cuyp Markt. There you’ll find numerous stalls with all kinds of products at the best prices. The market schedule goes from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
In the amazing floating market, Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), which is open from Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, you can observe or buy lots of flowers. They also sell exotic seeds and other typical products of the city.
In the Jordaan district, at the Noordermarkt flea market, on Monday you’ll find mostly textiles and Saturday becomes a farmers market, called Boerenmarkt, with a great variety of organic products.
To purchase items to bring the home, the ideal market is the Rommelmarkt. It is an indoor market where you´ll also find accessories and clothing. Open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, in Looiersgracht.
In the famous Waterloo Square, takes place Waterloopleinmarkt, one of the largest and most comprehensive in Amsterdam. There you´ll find whatever you are looking for, even appliances. It opens from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
If you love shopping, you have to visit the Dutch capital, book your Amsterdam accommodation and come back home with your bags full of gifts.