Amsterdam is the perfect city for your Christmas shopping. The illuminated streets and canals provide a unique Christmas atmosphere. The shopping streets offer a wide range of shops and restaurants. Many international brands have flagship stores in Amsterdam and there are several Christmas markets during the winter months where you can enjoy the unique Christmas atmosphere. Shops can be found all over Amsterdam but especially in the following shopping areas.
Corona / COVID19 update
As of 25 February 2022, most of the corona / COVID19 measures in the Netherlands have expired.
- Restaurants, attractions, museums and nightlife can open again according to regular opening hours.
- A distance of 1.5 metres no longer needs to be kept
- Mouth masks are no longer compulsory.
- The corona admission ticket (QR code) is no longer needed to go to a restaurant, attraction or museum.
- Most travel restrictions are lifted. Visit the official website of rijksoverheid.nl for more information
The ice rink on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam will be open this winter after all! From March 3 to March 31, 2022, you can skate on the ice again at this unique location in the centre of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Centre | Kalverstraat – Dam Square
The most famous shopping street in Amsterdam is the Kalverstraat in the center of the city. Many world famous brands have a flagship store or concept store on this shopping street. You can shop at Lego, Nike, G-Star and of course Zara, H&M and many other brands.
9 Streets Area | Quirky shops and wonderful eateries
9 picturesque shopping alleyways in the Amsterdam canal belt. In the hart of Unesco’s World Heritage, just behind Dam Square and on the way from Anne Frank to Rijksmuseum. De 9 Straatjes is the ideal neighbourhood to get to know Amsterdam in all its variety and richness. The area offers a great overview of the architectural style of Amsterdam heritage. After 400 years it is still very lively with artisanal businesses, hidden cafes, hotspot restaurants and galleries, and a unique offer of specialized and authentic shops. Dealing in fashion, shoes & bags, vintage, antiques, housewares and one-offs. It’s areas like this that really make you feel comfortable in Amsterdam, so they say!
More information about the 9 street area can be found on this website
Luxury shops at PC Hooftstraat
The most luxurious shopping street, the P.C. Hooftstraat, is a phenomenon inside and outside the Netherlands. The street is known for its sleek and stylish ambience with international allure. The world’s finest brands are located here, making the P.C. Hooftstraat the perfect location for viewing and purchase of exclusive, unique and high-quality clothes, accessories and other products.
More information about the PC Hooftstraat can be found on this website
Shopping areas on the map
See the Winter Festival Map for an overview of shopping areas in Amsterdam.