Shopping in Amsterdam
To get a feel for how the locals shop, head to Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam’s oldest and busiest market. Here, you can find a wide array of cheap goods and tasty snacks, including stroopwafels, doughnuts, and egg rolls. Tulips can be bought from Bloemenmarkt, by the Singel, and Delftware, the famous blue and white Dutch pottery, can be bought at many specialist shops in the city, such as Jorrit Heinen Royal Gifts and Collectables in the Munt Tower.
Amsterdam Airport has an outstanding shopping area, with many unique and stylish gift ideas on display, from Gouda cheese, to wooden clocks decorated with tulip designs, and merchandise from the world of Miffy (Dutch artist Dick Bruna’s loveable bunny character).
The airport also has a well-stocked reference library and an annexe of the Rijksmuseum, where you can appreciate paintings and artifacts from Dutch history, before checking into your Amsterdam hotel.
The Kalvertoren, a shopping center that spreads over three levels, is located on the shopping street of the Netherlands - the Kalverstraat. Shoppingcenter with 45 shops. You can find a HEMA branch, a Dutch chain store, nice and cheap, known for their 'rookworst' and Vroom and Dreesman also offers affordable shopping.
Plein '40 -'45 shopping center can be found in Geuzenveld-Slotermeer in Amsterdam. In this shopping mall you can choose from many shops with a variety of shops. The center is easily accessible by both public transport and car. You can park in the parking garage. The 1st 3 hours you pay only € 1.50 after 3 hours you pay € 2.00 per hour. From the parking garage you can walk the mall.