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Are you looking for more special stores? Then wander through the narrow streets between the historic canals.

The Nieuwendijk is the oldest shopping street in Amsterdam and connects the Dam with the Central Station. In addition to the well-known shops, you will also find smaller fashion shops and catering establishments here. De Bijenkorf is one of the oldest and largest department stores in the Netherlands.
The Kalverstraat is the most famous shopping street in Amsterdam. If you are looking for the big, well-known chain stores, you are right here.

The 9 Streets ("De 9 straatjes")
Are you looking for more special shops then you can not skip the "9 Straatjes" in the Jordaan. This nice neighborhood has a unique range of shops with for example vintage products and nice original gifts.

For more information go to: De 9 Straatjes

Hunting for bargains
Are you looking for bargains, try your luck in the Amsterdam markets. Flowers, fruit and vegetables, used books, clothing and furniture, where other than on the market do you buy your stuff so cheaply? Above all, the cozy atmosphere in the Amsterdam markets is a good reason for a visit. The atmosphere of Amsterdam lies before the bragging rights, not in the least because of the market vendors who often advertise their goods in genuine Amsterdam.

For more information go to: Markten

The Haarlemmerstraat & Haarlemmerdijk
The Haarlemmerstraat and the Haarlemmerdijk together form a gem located in the Jordaan. You will find all kinds of shops ranging from independent boutiques, specialized shops and small salons to trendy but affordable restaurants and bars and even the oldest cinema The Movies in Amsterdam. In this alternative shopping area you are guaranteed something special to come home proudly after a day of Amsterdam.

For more information go to: Haarlemmerstraat

Shop till you drop

  • Albert Cuypmarkt
  • IJ-Hallen
  • P.C. Hooftstraat
  • Beethovenstraat
  • Het Spiegelkwartier


Shops in Amsterdam are allowed to set their own opening hours, but most stores are open from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are a number of exceptions, on which all shops in Amsterdam are closed from 19:00:

  • Commemoration of the dead (May 4)
  • Christmas Eve (24 December)
  • Good Friday ( April 19)

On Thursday evening is the shopping evening, shops in Amsterdam are open until 9 pm.