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Shopping in the Kalverstraat

by Jeronimo
The Kalverstraat, the shopping street of Amsterdam

Shop till you drop in the Kalverstraat

The Kalverstraat is the place to be for shopping, it is Amsterdam’s major shopping area. It is between Dam Square and Rembrandt Square and it is almost 1 kilometer long. You will find around 160 shops in this street. It’s a pedestrian area only.

The WE shop in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam

The WE shop in the Kalverstraat

The shops vary from apparel to shoes, like H&M, Zara, Mango and Levi’s.

People shopping in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam

The H&M store

Besides stores from the mobile phone providers such as Vodafone you will find some typical stores as well, like a cheese shop.

Cheese shop in the Kalverstraat

A cheese shop

If you walk in the Kalverstraat you probably will hear the music from, as we call in Dutch ‘draaiorgel’, a street organ. In the past, the people really had to spin the wheel to turn up the music but nowadays a small engine does the work. It is something typical you might see in crowded Dutch shopping streets.

A music organ in the Kalverstraat

A typical Dutch ‘draaiorgel’ (street organ)

More shopping in Amsterdam in de Bijenkorf the 9 straatjes and Hudon’s Bay.

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Opening times:
Monday: from 1 pm till 6 pm
Tuesday till Wednesday: from 9 AM till 6 PM
Thursday: from 9 AM till 9 PM
Friday till Saturday: from 9 AM till 6 PM
Sunday: from 12 PM till 5 PM

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