It is the most expensive street in the dutch version of monopoly, this has a reason. Thousands upon thousands of shoppers flock to Kalverstraat every day to browse the multitude of magnificent stores, or simply to experience it. The mood of this busy, pedestrian-only street is fast-paced, exciting, and atmospheric. From the top brands of the fashion capitals to more competitively priced chains, Kalverstraat has it all.
This shopper’s paradise has many specialty stores, as well as stores that sell a range of clothing items. Many of the big names in footwear are available for browsing, such as Steve Madden and Footlocker. Some of the top clothing brands include Diesel and Urban Outfitters (the only Urban Outfitters in Amsterdam). If you are a big fan of H&M clothing, shopping in Kalverstraat is a must; there is not just one, but three H&M stores located on this vibrant shopping street. Sprinkled along this shoppers’ highway are fast food outlets and eateries, so you will not find yourself hungry during your Kalverstraat shopping experience.
Big department stores, such as V&D and Bonneterrie, satisfy all tastes and preferences. In terms of fashion, you will find anything and everything on Kalverstraat. The ideal shopper for Kalverstraat is the cosmopolitan shopper in search of great brands and diverse choice.
The beginning of Kalverstraat is located right on the magnificent Dam Square, the heart of central Amsterdam. It is just one of the shopping options available in the immediate area. Malls such as the Bijenkorf, a stunning architectural masterpiece which houses luxury fashion brands, are within two minutes walking distance from Kalverstraat. The other end of Kalverstraat is at the beautiful Muntplein, the home of the colorful flower market. Getting there is as easy as hopping on one of the many trams or buses heading to the center, or walking down the boulevard from Centraal station.
Which such a central location the area around the kalverstraat offers enough activities to ensure a wonderfull time. The Historic Amsterdam Museum is located in the Kalverstraat and can offer a nice variation to all the shopping. This can also be found in Madame Tussauds and for the people with a strong stomach a visit to the Amsterdam Dungeon is a must!
There are of course many more activities and things to see in this area such as the Royal Palace, the New Church and the National Monument. If you want to make the most out of your day a bit of planning is recommended.
For more information, you can visit their website at www.kalverstraat.nl
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