De Bijenkorf is a renowned Dutch department store chain that is committed to the world of fashion and high-end international luxury brands. The original store was established in 1870 by Simon Philip Goudsmit as a small haberdashery shop in one of Amsterdam’s original streets.

    The shop expanded, and the flagship store was eventually built in Dam Square, with other stores constructed soon after in Rotterdam and The Hague. The owners of De Bijenkorf also own several other stores in other countries, such as Selfridges in Britain. De Bijenkorf is also a member of the International Association of Department Stores.

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    Highlights of De Bijenkorf

    De Bijenkorf department store has grown into the Netherlands’ premier luxury shopping experience, and its first store in Amsterdam does not disappoint. With designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, there is something for everyone. The offerings are always expanding and changing to incorporate more brands and wares.

    Shoppers who are not EU residents are eligible for tax refunds on purchases over 50 Euros every day, and De Bijenkorf has the only instant tax refund service in the Netherlands. De Bijenkorf also allows for payment in many different currencies, along with accepting every major credit card.

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    Nice facts to know when visiting De Bijenkorf

    De Bijenkorf’s offerings include everything from cosmetics, clothing, shoes, household goods, accessories, toys and even gourmet chocolate. The employees are multilingual, helpful, and provide excellent customer service.

    De Bijenkorf is in the heart of the city and is easily accessible. It is just a nine-minute walk from Centraal Station. If you need a break from shopping, there is a restaurant that allows you to regroup and recharge. Besides the normal everyday shopping experience, De Bijenkorf also plays host to several events throughout the year, such as a Chinese New Year celebration and the opening of the holiday season.

    De Bijenkorf

    Location: Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +31 (0)20 808 9333

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