Winkelcentrum Zuidplein (Zuidplein 420, Rotterdam) — For nice day of shopping, go to shopping mall Zuidplein. This indoor shopping mall offers 155 stores varying from top brands to smaller shops and various restaurants. The shopping mall has over 1,400 parking places and is easily accessible by metro and bus.
Vroom & Dreesmann (Kalverstraat 203, The Old City Center (Het Centrum), Amsterdam) — If Dutch department store behemoth De Bijenkorf is Macy’s, V & D, as it’s called, is a much smaller version of New York’s landmark department store. From ties to towels, the selections are more than decent, though none will make much of […]
Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat (Amsterdam) — Amsterdam’s mini Fifth Avenue, located in the Museum Quarter neighborhood, is home to high-end classics (Chanel, Gucci, Hermés, Louis Vuitton), jewelry (Chopard, Cartier) and lifestyle stores, as well as several boutiques selling more luxury labels. Azzurro at 142 is the city’s only retailer of Christian Louboutin shoes. More moderate shoppers […]
Maison de Bonneterie (Rokin 140-142, The Old City Center (Het Centrum), Amsterdam) — With its over-a-century-old skylighted cupola, chandeliers, and majestic staircases, this is Amsterdam’s loving homage to the grand magasin. The prices aren’t always right, but the ambience is appreciated by many types of shoppers, from fashion plates in need of a last-minute designer […]
Leidsestraat (Amsterdam) – this area features chic clothing stores like the UK-based Karen Millen alongside cheap souvenir traps, night shops and fast-food joints. There are also shoe stores galore (Camper is a favorite) and a high-end department store in a monumental building (Metz & Co.), on the top floor of which you can have lunch […]
Kalvertstraat (Amsterdam) — this pedestrian-only street and its adjacent alleys and “Kalvertoren” shopping center feature a mix of chain clothing stores (Esprit, H&M, Mexx, WE, Zara), dozens of shoe stores, Dutch staple stores like HEMA and a pricey, chic department store, Maison de Bonneterie. If you can tolerate the ever-present crowds, you’re likely to leave […]
De Bijenkorf (Dam 1, The Old City Center (Het Centrum), Amsterdam) — Holland’s answer to New York City’s Macy’s department store, De Bijenkorf (Dutch for “The Beehive”) is the nation’s best-known department store and the swarming ground of its moneyed middle classes. Top international designer lines of clothing, shoes, and cosmetics are well stocked, along […]
Dam Square Area (Amsterdam) — this area offers a wealth of shopping. A favored destination is De Bijenkorf, a popular Dutch department store somewhat comparable to the American Bloomingdale’s. The many mainstream stores of the nearby Magna Plaza shopping center (behind the Royal Palace) are open seven days a week until 7 p.m. (until 9 […]
Beurstraverse (Beurstraverse 186, Rotterdam) — The Beurstraverse, locally known as the Koopgoot or ‘buying trench’, runs under Coolsingel. Situated below street level but mostly open to the air, this shopping street has many major chain stores, including HEMA, Zara and H&M. Children just love the water fountains.
Alexandrium (Watermanweg, Rotterdam) — Shopping mall Alexandrium includes a Shopping Center, Megastores and a Woonmall. With 136 stores Alexandrium Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping malls in the Netherlands. Alexandrium Megastores is a shopping boulevard with 16 mega retail stores. At Alexandrium Woonmall you can find everything in interior design: from furniture to […]