Magna Plaza in Amsterdam
Directly behind the Queens Palace on the Dam square you may find an elegant 19th century building, now one of the few shopping malls in Amsterdam – Magna Plaza. This is the place to shop for designer clothing and fashion accessories.
Magna Plaza’s building has been designed in the Neo-Gothic style by a Dutch architect of the end of the 19th century P.C.Peters. It was a time when another famous Dutch architect Petrus J.H. Cuypers just completed the construction of the Rijksmuseum (1885) and the Central Station (1889), both full of historical references in their architecture.
Shopping at Magna Plaza
Magna Plaza is a nice, small shopping mall. Just in the middle of the ground floor, a grand piano has been placed. During the weekends or holidays, the live music may welcome you. To the right from the entry you may find the shop with souvenirs from Holland, to the left a kiosk with the Dutch cheese for tourists - baby Gouda, small round red Edam cheese and a choice of wine.
In the boutiques on three floors of Magna Plaza, all major worlds’ fashion brands are represented. However, there are also some more democratic shops as Spanish women’s clothes brand Mango and American casual clothes - America Today and the GSUS jeans shop (all on the ground floor). On the upper floors, you may find more elegant clothes and shoes, two good interior shops, a DVD’s shop with all artsy European titles you might need, Svarovski boutique, several gift shops, a shop with the traditional wooden toys (Pinokkio) and RDLFS (Rudolpho's) - a skater’s shops with clothes, shoes and boards.
If you are hungry or thirsty, you may also find at Magna Plaza an Italian style brasserie (Ovidius– on the ground floor, good pasta!) and an Italian coffee bar (Ristretto - on the top floor).
Magna Plaza is located on the corner of Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Raadhuisstraat and Spuistraat.
For closeby accommodation check the list of hotels near Magna Plaza.
|Monday:||11.00 - 19.00|
|Tuesday:||10.00 - 19.00|
|Wednesday:||10.00 - 19.00|
|Thursday:||10.00 - 21.00|
|Friday:||10.00 - 19.00|
|Saturday:||10.00 - 19.00|
|Sunday:||12.00 - 19.00|
When you need to come by car, you can park at the garages of Bijenkorf or Nieuwe Kolk at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.
From Amsterdam Central Station by tram lines 1, 2, 5, 13, 14, 17, 20. Bus: 21, 170, 171 of 172. The stop is just in front of Magna Plaza.
Magna Plaza in Amsterdam