In general, shop-opening hours are 1 – 6 pm on Mondays and 9 am – 6 pm on Tuesday to Friday. Most have late night shopping on Thursday until 9 pm, and close earlier on Saturdays at 5 pm. Some supermarkets, like Albert Heijn, stay open until 8 or 10 pm. On Sundays you can shop in the city center, Kalverstraat, Damrak, Leidsestraat, and near the Noorderkerk.
Department stores and Malls
Haute couture boutiques
If you like more luxury, the P.C. Hooftstraat is the shoppingstreet to find the major fashionbrands. In this street in the Oud Zuid district of the city, near the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk museum, you will find the haute couture boutiques: Cartier, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel and the very impressive Oger shop are all located here.
De Negen Straatjes (the nine little streets)
De Negen Straatjes are located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Jordaan. A unique characteristic of the nine streets is that you will not find any chain stores here. In fact almost all of the stores in the nine streets are speciality stores of some kind. From cheese to chocolates, fancy dress to second-hand clothing, antiques to art deco, tearooms and lunchrooms to bars. Kitsch, retro and loungy are all represented in these nine unique and distinctive streets: Reestraat – Hartenstraat – Gasthuismolensteeg – Berenstraat – Wolvenstraat – Oude Spiegelstraat – Runstraat – Huidenstraat – Wijde Heisteeg.
Antique shops and art galleries
Antique shops in Amsterdam are located mostly around Spiegelgracht and Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, a small street leading towards the center of the old city from the Rijksmuseum. Over 70 antique shops and fine art galleries are located at this one street or its direct neighborhood called also Spiegelkwartier (Mirror Quarter).