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Shopping spots in the Amsterdam Area

The Amsterdam Area is a shopper's paradise with everything from upscale boutiques to street markets and malls. Whether you're looking for high-end fashion, unique souvenirs, or vintage treasures, the Amsterdam Area has it all. In this list, we'll explore some of the best shopping spots in the region. So get ready to indulge in a little retail therapy.

Stadshart Amstelveen

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If Amsterdam’s unpredictable weather is unsuitable for outdoor shopping, head down to this indoor mall in Amstelveen for shelter and retail therapy. Stadshart Amstelveen has an extensive selection of brands like Hema, Douglas and Zara alongside an outpost of the iconic department store De Bijenkorf. Dodge the elements with an indoor shopping experience and enjoy a coffee break or a quick bite at the many coffee and food spots inside.

Stadshart Amstelveen | Rembrandtweg 41a, 1181 GE Amstelveen

Zandvoort, Amsterdam Beach

Overview of Zandvoort beach.
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Zandvoort is a pleasant seaside town where you can enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea, as well as various small boutiques. In the town centre, multiple stores sell everything from souvenirs to the latest swimwear, footwear and children's boutiques. There are also many terraces and beach pavilions to relax with your shopping bags. Combine a day at the beach and eating out with a fun afternoon of retail therapy.

Zandvoort | 2041 BA, Zandvoort 

Amsterdam The Style Outlets, Halfweg

The Amsterdam Style Outlets in Halfweg, between Amsterdam and Haarlem, is a must-visit for lovers of fine brands with small prices. The outlet centre offers an exclusive mix of top international and Dutch brands across nearly 100 stores, including Guess, The Kooples, Karl Lagerfeld and Nike. Between shopping, tuck into goodies from one of the many cafés. This shopping district is easily accessible by train from Amsterdam Centraal. 

Amsterdam The Style Outlets | SugarCity Ring 1, 1165 PB Halfweg

Gouden Straatjes, Haarlem

Anegang is one of the seven 'Golden streets' of Haarlem.
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The Gouden Straatjes (Golden Streets) are seven unique shopping streets in the heart of Haarlem, including Warmoesstraat, Zijlstraat, Koningstraat, Anegang, Gierstraat, Kleine Houtstraat, and Schagchelstraat. Each cobbled street has a distinct charm and unique stores, from vintage boutiques to exclusive design and artisan speciality stores. It is the perfect place for window shopping or picking up unique only-in-Haarlem treasures - all with an old-fashioned cosy atmosphere. The streets surrounding the Grote Markt, the city's central square, also offer a varied selection of independent shops where you can discover great items you can't find anywhere else.

Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet, New Land

Bataviastad shopping outlet
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Batavia Stad is a lake-side fashion outlet mall in the city of Lelystad that offers more than 250 fashion brands, cafés and restaurants. Bargain hunters flock here from around the country to seek out big brands at wallet-friendly prices. Look for 30-70% discounts on fashionable items from prestigious Dutch and international designers. Visitors outside the EU can benefit even more savings by tax-free shopping.

Batavia Stad | Lelystad