Press release, 2 March 2012On Saturday 3 March at 10:00, the first official Apple Store in the Netherlands will open its doors. It is located in the iconic Hirsch Building on Leidseplein, where British car brand Mini also opened its flagship showroom last year. Open daily from 09:00 to 21:00, the new Apple Store is set to become to the latest attraction on the popular public square, drawing in both residents and tourists alike.
Apple Store at Leidseplein
Apple has around 360 official stores worldwide, but the new location in Amsterdam will be the company’s first in the Benelux. Besides retailing the brand’s most popular products, such as the iPhone and iPad, Apple Stores are known for hosting workshops and providing specialist in-store technical help. This new development within the Hirsch Building also demonstrates Amsterdam’s pulling power for iconic international brands such as Apple and Mini.
This year marks the centenary of the fashion house Hirsch & Cie moving into the landmark building, which was designed especially to showcase its fashion. The company remained present on the corner of Leidseplein until the 1970s, when the regal building was converted into offices.