When you think about the shopping capital of the Netherlands, there is no denying that Amsterdam is the city that comes to mind. It does not matter what you want, lavish, second-hand, cheap, luxury, modern, antique, trendy, and everything in between, there is a diverse mix of shopping options available in Amsterdam. The city’s main shopping districts all have different personalities; the different personalities are what make shopping in Amsterdam so fun.
These are some of the top Amsterdam shopping areas. Even though they almost deserve a category all their own, it does not include many of the open-air markets. Whether you want to spend some serious cash while shopping or just want to window shop, we know that you are going to enjoy these picks for the best places to shop in Amsterdam.
If you are looking for modern design shopping, this is the place to be. It is located in the Eastern Harbor of Amsterdam. You can get to this young neighborhood by taking tramline 10, leading you to modern, innovative home and design shops, including Pol’s Potten and Pilat & Pilat.
If you are looking for an authentic ‘shop until you drop’ experience, the Kalverstraat is great. The street is pedestrian only and the shopping center has an interesting mix of chain clothing stores (including Zara, Mexx, H&M, and Esprit), a pricey, chic department store (Maison de Bonneterie), Dutch staple stores like HEMA, and dozens of shoe stores. If you can handle the crowds, chances are that you are going to end up with at least one new purchase.