Most visitors during their tours in Amsterdam often neglect the other side of the place, known for its booming shopping industry. A visit to Amsterdam is incomplete without spending some time shopping in the plush streets located in different regions of the city. Some of these streets are indeed popular attractions themselves, featured in the itineraries of several Amsterdam tours. These streets promise the visitor with a unique shopping experience that no other streets in the world can offer.
When planned carefully, these shopping streets allow tourists to take a leisurely stroll or to explore each shop lining the streets to its fullest. Besides, almost all of these shopping areas remain connected by the city’s dependable public transportation networks. Below are three of the major shopping areas to visit during Amsterdam tours.
De Pijp is one remarkable shopping area in Amsterdam that has several vintage and designer boutique shops. Fashion enthusiasts will find the lively streets and shops in De Pijp much valuable and an ideal place to try out some for themselves. Located nearby is the famed Sarphatipark, which provides the visitors a sort of relief from the bustle of the streets due to its tranquil greenery. The area also has many prominent shops focusing on footwear, lifestyle and alternative health.
This is yet another remarkable shopping district located in Amsterdam. One unique aspect of this area is its wider sidewalks that offer more freedom while walking and even allows car parking. Beethovenstraat is known for its variety of stores that promises an excellent shopping experience to the visitors. It has many shops selling food, liquor, clothing, and lifestyle. This shopping district is known for its blend of various local brands and other well-known designer brands. Besides, this area also hosts the International Sculpture Route Amsterdam exhibition that displays many works of contemporary art and sculpture.
Visitors keen to explore luxury brands will find PC Hoofstraat the perfect place. Located in the southern part of Amsterdam, this shopping area is known for its designer stores that offer many prominent brands. The famous Vondelpark as well as the Museumplein square are near to PC Hoofstraat. Known as the third best shopping areas in the world, its beautiful buildings, carefully designed walkways and designer stores provide a true shopping experience to the Amsterdam tourists.