Right in the center of Amsterdam, Dam Square is home to De Bijenkorf, one of the grande dames of European department stores. At Christmas, this magnificent place is at its finest. Shoppers can pick and choose from the best of the luxury international brands. Magna Plaza, just behind Dam Square, hosts a collection of well known brand names.
This atmospheric district, known as Negen Straatjes in Dutch, comprises nine narrow 19th century streets between Leidsestraat and the Jordaan district in central Amsterdam. Here you'll find unique Christmas gifts in vintage shops, antique stores and small boutiques.
This is a single street right on the eastern edge of Amsterdam's canal district. Expect funky lighting at Christmas time and browse the small on-trend boutiques and interior design stores for unique gifts. Music lovers - or those seeking gifts for them - shouldn't miss Concerto, a destination record store spread over five retail units.