Shopping in Amsterdam
In general, shops are open till 6pm and closed on Sundays. Thursday is the late night shopping day and most shops are open until 9pm. Some supermarkets stay open until 8 or 10 pm. However, on Sundays, you can shop in the city center, Kalverstraat, Damrak, Leidsestraat, and near the Noorderkerk.
Shopping Streets / Areas
A very well known and most crowded shopping area is Nieuwendijk-Kalverstraat, about 1 km long full of shops. Begin your shopping experience from the Nieuwendijk close to Central Station and follow it till the end of Kalverstraat. Both streets are basically dedicated to clothing, sportswear, music, perfume and gift shops, fast food restaurant and ice cream salon.
♦ P. C. Hoofstraat
P.C. Hooftstraat (Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat) London’s Bond Street in Amsterdam; infamous for luxury shopping. On this road you will find the haute couture boutiques: Cartier, Gucci, Edgar Vos, Tommy Hillfinger and the very impressive Oger shop are all located here.
Utrechtsestraat is another picturesque shopping street. You’ll find huge American apparel here. Both sides of the streets are full of clothing shops, electronics, music, restaurants and coffee corners, bars, pastry shop etc.
There’s more mainstream shopping also at the Leidsestraat. Shops are ranging from shoes, fashion and clothing, books, sunglasses and many more. It is a perfect spot for Sunday shopping. All the shops will be open until 18:00, guaranteed.
Haarlemmerstraat was selected as one of the coziest shopping street in the Netherlands. This busy shopping is close to the Central Station and hosts a variety of shops and cafes.