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Shopping in Netherlands - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Koepelgevangenis Arnhem vanaf Hulkesteijn The Netherlands has huge opportunities for shopping. Mainly, shopping centers are concentrated in the capital and the main tourist city, Amsterdam. However, in other cities, you can find something unique at flea markets or branded boutiques. Amsterdam is known for its shopping arcades and centers, as well as shops with antique items. Here, you can buy high-quality shoes, amazing jewelry, and exclusive erotic underwear. The shopping center in Amsterdam is a district of 9 streets. It starts next to the central square, Dam.
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Shops in the Netherlands usually open at 9-9.15 in the morning and work up to 6 pm. However, you need to be prepared for the fact that on Monday they will not open until noon. The Dutch give themselves a treat to rest on weekends, and therefore they almost never work early in the morning on Monday; there are exceptions although. On Sunday, the stores are closed too. On Thursday, most stores extend their working day until 9 pm. In numerous shops, you can find an exclusive branded item lying beside a vintage second hand stuff.
Like in other European countries, people in the Netherlands are very fond of sales. There are 2 sale seasons, which are summer and winter. Summer sales start in July, and winter sales start in January, after Christmas holidays. The discounts are provided for about a month. At this time, shopkeepers hang tables that display words Sale, Uitverkoop, and Opruiming, which in Dutch means 'sale'. Some individual stores continue to please customers in August and February. Discounts can reach 50-70 percent. At this time, streets that are already crowded, are packed with tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The central department store of Amsterdam is located on the main Dam Square. The shop works from 8 am to 8 pm and offers tourists to buy absolutely anything. However, most of departments sell branded clothes like Gucci, Hermes, etc. Fans of gadgets will find the Apple store there. Close to the department store, there is Magna Plaza that is another major shopping center with the impeccable architecture in the Neo-Gothic style. There you can find clothes of more democratic brands, such as D&G, Valentino, etc. There is a cafe on the sixth floor with incredibly picturesque views and stunning collections of glass and dishes.
Voormalig Burgerweeshuis, Breda - Former orphanage, Breda The real paradise for a shopaholic in Amsterdam is the district of 9 streets. In total, there are more than 230 different shops and boutiques, as well as bars, cafes, and restaurants. Here, you can find a boutique of almost any designer of the Netherlands or Belgium. Sometimes, owners serve visitors themselves; they can offer a discount for any outfit. You can buy bright, stylish and unique clothes, including T-shirts of hemp, which are wonderful souvenirs to commemorate the journey. Fans of inexpensive shopping should go to Kalverstraat street. There are more than a hundred stores with clothes, footwear, and accessories of budget brands.
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It's worth to visit the floating flower market, because the Netherlands is famous for it above all. Tulip bulbs can be brought from the trip as gifts. Here, you can buy other souvenirs, as prices for them in the markets are much lower than in stores. At Coster Diamonds factory, you can buy relatively inexpensive, exclusive jewelry of the highest quality. Of course, do not forget about the cheese, as this is the main claim to fame of the country. You can buy it in any store or market.
Haarlem City Hall There are few outlet outlets in the Netherlands. The only major outlet is 150 km from Amsterdam, in Roermond. However, it is one of the largest in Europe. There are more than 200 brand stores in it; discounts for specific items can reach 90%. It is noteworthy that Designer Outlet Roermond is built on the site of the former army barracks and represents a whole town in the city. There, you can find the following brands: Levi.s, Adidas, Burberry, and Gucci. The assortment in the outlet is mainly represented by the remains of previous collections. The shopping area in Rotterdam is located in the central part of the city, from the railway station to Blaak Street. The large shopping center, Alexandrium Shopping Center, which consists of 200 departments, is in a 30-minute drive from the downtown. There, you can buy clothes and accessories, shoes, and household goods.
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Shopping streets in Netherlands
♥   Shopping area ' Arena' Den Bosch. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bakkerstraat' Arnhem. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Beurstraverse' Rotterdam. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Demer' Eindhoven. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Grote Marktstraat' The Hague. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Grote Staat' Maastricht. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Hinthamerstraat' Den Bosch. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Netherlands
♥   Outlet 'Designer Outlet Roermond' Stadsweide 2, Roermond, 6041, Netherlands. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Rosada Fashion Outlet' Rosada 70, Roosendaal, 4703, Netherlands. On the map

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The hemp was used for cooking, from this grass the remedies were made of many diseases and even fabric and paper. The large collection of exhibits illustrates this remarkable fact: in the museum one can see the old medical books and recipes, the beautiful clothes and even the old Heupräparate. Part of the exposure is dedicated to 'the smoke side of the question'. Here is a rich collection of old pipes, … Read all

Efteling Park

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Efteling amusement park is one of the most remarkable and fabulous sites in the Netherlands. Every year, thousands of people choose Efteling as a place for family reunion. 'The main inhabitants' of the magnificent park are fairies, dwarves, elves and magicians. The park is characterized not only by a lot of the attractions, but also by the exclusive decorations. In the park there is the very beautiful castle and the numerous sculptures of the mythical figures. The unique landscape makes the park particularly magical.

The park was opened in 1952. Its founder is the well-known decorator Anton Pieck. It was his idea to turn the traditional amusement park into a strange fairy-tale land that would definitely please the followers of the work of Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen. … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Netherlands

Amsterdam
Famous Flower Market in Amsterdam is located not far away from Singel Canal. A visit to the market will be entertaining not only for professional florists. Everyone is welcome to purchase tulip bulbs, seeds of various flowers and, of course, flowers grown by local florists. Various garden decorations can also be purchased on the market, as well as souvenirs that are usually reasonably priced on the flower market. Bijenkorf remains the main department store in Amsterdam. It is located in the … Read more
Maastricht
If you’re interested in premium designer items, head to Wolfstraat Street. There are many boutique shops that sell items by the most famous brands. Besides that, you will find a significant number of fashion house boutiques on that street. If you cannot find exactly what you need, you can always make an order to local tailors. Shops on Wolfstraat Street are distinguished by high prices, so many tourists prefer not to shop there. If you’re on a budget or simply do not want to spend much, … Read more
Rotterdam
Some shops in Rotterdam have already got the status of city landmarks, and the Euromast shop is no exception. The shop is open in Euromast – the tallest tower in the country. This shop is very popular with tourists as it’s a great place to purchase unusual gadgets and souvenirs in the national style. Savvy travelers will find cute t-shirts and items for sunbathing or beach rest. The tower store also offers wonderful tea pots, designer tableware, and authentic Delft porcelain. Dutch tulip … Read more
The Hague
Among the most popular department stores in The Hague is Maison de Bonneterie. It occupies an austere historical building with a perfectly preserved facade. You will find clothing stores for all tastes here. It sells accessories and perfumes of the world's top brands. In many ways this department store is focused on tourists, so prices are quite high accordingly. After walking through stylish shops all visitors can relax in one of the cozy local restaurants. Around the central square is the … Read more
Groningen
Reisboekwinkel de Zwerve bookstore is of interest to even those who don't expect to bring books from their trip. Here, you can find great booklets and albums with sights and natural beauties of different countries of the world. The store sells detailed maps of the city and guidebooks. Budget visitors can choose wonderful memorable postcards. In the central streets of the city nearby Grote Markt, there are many clothing stores of different stylistic and price categories. Folk Conceptstore … Read more
Delft
Juwelier Warnaar store is the best place to buy jewelry. This salon is located near the railway station and is also historical. It is combined with a jewelry workshop. Here, you can buy finished products or co-design your own unique articles. Visitors should take into account, that prices in this salon are above average, but this fully compensates for the high quality and exclusivity of the products. Delft The Read shop is an ideal place for lovers of books. It is the largest bookshop, which, … Read more
Haarlem
Pay attention to grocery stores. One of the most upscale in the city is Marqt store. Here, they sell locally produced fruits and vegetables, fresh pastries and other products. The store positions itself as an ecological one. It offers products from neighboring farms only. The level of prices is quite high, but the quality of the presented goods deserves the highest praise. For quality clothes and new accessories go to H&M store. This brand is famous for its large choice of clothes from … Read more
Breda
In the most beautiful historical building is a popular Het Sas department store. It is located in the heart of the Old Town and is one of the largest shopping centers of Breda. Here, you can take a walk in search of new stylish clothes and shoes. Women will surely appreciate cosmetics and accessories pavilions. There are several interesting souvenir departments, but the price level is much higher here than in other shops in the city. On a cross of Molenstraat and Veermarkstraat is an … Read more

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