Malls and Streets


Bijenkorf Dam square As close as you can get to Harrod’s in Amsterdam.

Magna Plaza behind Royal Palace Several stylish shops in former main post office.

Kalvertoren Kalverstraat Modern shopping mall in the centre of town.They’ve got a tea-room with a marvellous view at the top of the building. Don’t miss it!


Kalverstraat The main shopping street in the center of the city. A lot of flagship stores of popular clothing retailers such as H&M, WE, Mexx and Esprit. Also a few surviving old luxury stores, such as the Bonneterie.

Leidsestraat For clothes, shoes and gifts.

PC Hooftstraat Fashionable shopping street, for your Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuiton, Victor & Rolf and Armani outfits.

‘Museumkwartier’ Nieuwe Spiegelstraat Lots of antiques, some art-galleries.

The nine little streets (De 9 Straatjes) A district of nine cosy streets running parallel to the Leidse straat, between the Leidse straat and the Raadhuisstraat, just 5 minutes walk from the Dam Square. Exciting shopping-area with small monumental shopping houses with fashion, art, crafts, curiosities, authentics. Our favourites are Gerda’s Bloemen (flowers), BoekieWoekie (crazy artists bookstore) and Van Ravenstein (women designer collections).



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