Amsterdam is very famous for its shopping and can even be considered as one of the best shopping cities in Europe. There are a few different shopping areas in Amsterdam which are worth a visit.
De Negen Straatjes are situated within the Amsterdam west area alongst the beautiful Amsterdam canals. The nine idyllic streets are filled with boutique shops, art galleries, jewellers and vintage stores. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee in one of the cute bakeries.
The P.C. Hooftstraat is where you need to be if you are looking for a more luxurious shopping experience. The shopping street is located next to the Vondelpark and houses expensive luxury shops such as Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
In city centre Amsterdam next to the Leidseplein you will find the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat. The Kalverstraat is home to big international shops such as H&M, Monki, Topshop and Zara, whilst the Leidestraat offers a bit more exclusive shops such as Karen Millen and Michael Kors.
Alternative shoppers will prefer to pay a visit to the Utrechtstraat which is a charming street full of contemporary concept and interior design stores, retail stores and trendy cafés and restaurants.
Want to go shopping on a rainy day? Then the Bijenkorf and the Magna Plaza at the Dam Square are exactly what you need: two enormous department stores filled with shops from high-end fashion to popular international brands.