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Kalverstraat, Amsterdam

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Neighborhood Shopping
Shop to your heart's content at Kalverstraat, a popular commercial street filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and salons. The market's name reveals its original purpose, as a market for calves, until the 17th century. Browse clothing, bags, souvenirs, cards, and perfume. For a delicious snack, explore the many choices of ice cream. Some of the brands here include Waterstones, Boots, Forever 21, and H&M. The Dutch version of Monopoly actually features this street as one of its most expensive properties. Make Kalverstraat part of your personalized Amsterdam itinerary using our Amsterdam travel itinerary maker.
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  • Unavoidable as it is THE touristy area and you are bound to come across this street when you are in Amsterdam. On one single day, I crossed it 4-5 times walking to and fro. It's right next to dam squa...  more »
  • On a few stores after offers the lot to busy and messy Kalverstraat mostly large chains, four H&M affiliates is something too much of a good thing. The NAD also has a number of chains but is much quieter and also has other issues. So this is a good alternative if you wants to shun the crowds.
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  • As written by title on this street you can find everything, shopping, coffee shops, sex shops etc, fast food. Everything clean and tidy and makes the visit almost surreal, especially for us Italians who are dirty everywhere!
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