Magna Plaza Shopping Centre

Shopping in the post office – or to be more correct in the former post-office – means shopping in style. This magnificent building is one of the few shopping centres in Amsterdam. Magna Plaza is a manageable shopping mall with four floors and a multitude of shops. Non-shoppers should come in to admire the elegant architecture and high vaulted ceilings. This is where you shop for designer clothes, up-market souvenirs, cosmetics, toys and an array of other want-to-haves. Amsterdam shopping was never so attractive!

The Building

This grand edifice was built at the turn of the twentieth century as the main post office in Amsterdam. Its turreted exterior and ornate interior provoked outrage when it was first opened. Today it is a well-loved and familiar building right behind the Royal Palace at Dam Square.

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The Shops

Shopping and dining venues spread over four floors with just over twenty stores. There is a large variety of shops from shoes to cheese. Brand stores you will find here include Mango, American Today, Lacoste and Cavallaro Napoli. Be sure to have a look at the cheese store if you are looking for a typically Dutch souvenir. In addition you will find quite a few health and beauty shops at the Magna Plaza such as Toni & Guy, Micabella and Obey Your Body.

 

Food

Shopping makes hungry. The Views serves food and drinks with a view like nowhere else. Be sure to enjoy the all-you-can-eat lunches – Italian style. If you visit The Views on your birthday you are very lucky because your lunch is on the house. (Be sure to bring an ID that shows your birthdate)

 

The Complete Rembrandt

If shopping is not your passion, head straight for the basement at Magna Plaza to the permanent Rembrandt exhibition. All his works of art have been digitalized. This is your chance to see all 325 paintings of the great Dutch master!

 

Address

Magna Plaza Shopping Centre

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal at the corner of Raadhuisstraat and Spuistraat

1012 SJ Amsterdam

Opening Hours: Monday: 11.00 – 19.00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10.00 – 19.00 Thursday: 10.00 – 21.00 Sunday 12.00 – 19.00

photo credit Marianne Crone

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