Shopping in Amsterdam
As in any European metropolitan city, the trade traditions of which were formed by centuries, Amsterdam is an excellent sample of a modern system with a combination of large network shops and small private outlets. For centuries located at the intersection of trade routes, literally lived at the expense of trafficking and everything that is connected with it, the city has formed its special style, became a kind of leader in many areas of this case. International fashion and bright avant-garde trends with an abundance of highly specialized stores, in which you can buy literally all – from rare vinyl plates and comics to erotic toys and products of small High-tech companies.
Shopping centers and streets in Amsterdam
Kalverstraat’s pedestrian shop is traditionally considered to be the pedestrian combination of first-class department stores and fashionable boutiques, the Nieuwedijk pedestrian zone near the Central Station is a good place to purchase souvenirs and clothing, which is engaged in the boutiques of leading PC Hooftstraat brands (Pieter Cornelisz Hooftraat) in the middle between the museum area and Park Vondelpark, Spiegelgracht and Nieuwe Spiegelstraat – the most suitable place to buy antiques, artwork or archaeological finds, Rokin Street with its antique and jewelry stores, Magna Plaza’s large shopping centers near the Royal Palace, Bijenkorf on the Square of Ladies and Kalvertoren in the southernmost part of the old Cities (Kalverstraat 212-220), as well as Negen Straten (DE 9 Straatjes) – Nine narrow streets between Huidenstraat and Hartenstraat in Yordan, literally filled with clothing, leather, jewelry and alcoholic beverages. Also many good shops can be found on the streets of Leidsestraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Wolvenstraat.
Shopping time in Amsterdam
Typically, shops work from 13:00 to 18:00 on Monday, from 9:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Friday, on Saturdays and Sunday – from 9: 00-10: 00 to 17:00. Some private shops operate on Thursdays until 21:00, and supermarkets usually continue their work on weekdays and weekends to 20: 00-22: 00.
Markets in Amsterdam
Markets in the city also a considerable amount, both of both permanent and temporary or seasonal. Albert Capestraat Market, Albert CuypStraat Market, Albert Cuypmarkt, Albert Cuypstraat Market, is the most famous, Albert CuypStraat Market in Amsterdam and one of the largest street bazaars in Amsterdam and one of the largest ethnic bazers. Quarters around Albert Cuypmarkt replete comfortable cafes and restaurants, for the most part, too, national. From Tuesday to Saturday, the market is open from 9:00 to 18:00, but in case of bad weather closes before.
At the end of Kalverstraat on Muntplein there is a famous flower market of Amsterdam, and between Koningsplein and Muntplein there is a very popular floating market, also specializing in colors and plants (from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 17:00, on Sunday – from 11:00 until 17:00). On Saturdays open "organic", or the farm market (Foodbolenmarkt), as well as a bird market (Thevogelmarkt) on the Boerenmarkt Square (NoOrdermarkt) next to NoorDerkerk, and on Wednesdays – Farm Bazaar on Haarlemmerplein.
BoekenMarkt Spui on the Square of the same name in the southern part of the Old Town is the best buckinistic market of the city (open on Fridays from 10:00 to 16:00). Waterlooplein flea market behind the complex "Stopper" – Great place to buy vintage clothes, antique shoes, devices, books and other things and used things (open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00). Not bad in this regard and Boerenmarkt (NoOrdermarkt) next to NoOrderkerk – it passes on Mondays from 9:00 to 14:00.
Reviews and studies of trips
Night on the street of red lanterns
In Amsterdam, I was again on transplant, but I managed to go to the street of red lights. There went to the souvenir shop, where the seller began to kindly began to push Viagra. Read more →
Tushinetc | Spring 2015
Bloomenmarkt flower market in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, a flower topic suddenly arose. It’s all about BloeMenmarkt, floating floral market. I will not argue, but some call him the only one in its kind. Read more →
Flugeer19 | Spring 2014
In my opinion, Amsterdam is one of the best places for all lovers of unusual shops. I had a carefully designed plan, where I made a dozen shops found on the Internet. Read more →