Shopping areas in Amsterdam

These are the top shopping areas in Amsterdam

Leidsestraat

The Leidsestraat connects both the Koningsplein and the Leidseplein together and starts at the Singel canal heading south. , Leidsestraat is a narrow street with a set of tram lines in the middle and has just about every shop you can imagine to satify even the most die hard of shopaholics. Department stores and fashion stores line the street as well as eateries and souvenir shops. So getting your shopping fix or something to eat isn’t hard to do in this part of town.

Nieuwendijk

A pedestrian friendly shopping area with coffee shops, pubs, shopping and of course the main sport in Amsterdam people watching. Outdoor seating is facing to the street, so people are facing the people walking around. Another place that will satisfy die hard shopaholics.

Kalverstraat

A shopping day in Amsterdam is incomplete without paying a visit to the Kalverstraat.
The most familiar street of The Netherlands already exists for more than six hundred years now. At least, the oldest saved document in which the name ‘die Calverstraete’ is mentioned, dates from the fourth of January 1393. The name of the street refers to the lively business in cows, oxes and calves which took place in the street until 1629. After the disappearance of the cattle-market, the Kalverstraat turned into a stylish shopping street. Up until about thirty years ago the street was not only familiar because of the shops, but also well known as a street full of lunchrooms, restaurants, hotels and cinema’s.

P.C. Hooftstraat

The famous Dutch shopping street for a fantastic array of shops and visitor numbers increase every year.
The P.C. Hooftstraat is THE shopping street to:
- find all the big brands such as Gucci, La Coste, DKNY, etc
- pamper yourself
- find unique and stunning boutiques
Check out their website for the latest information
www.pchooftstraat.nl/homepage.htm