The Magna Plaza is an expansive shopping mall in a spectacular neo-gothic and neo-renaissance Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 building. As one of the top 100 Dutch heritage sites, the Magna Plaza and the monumental building are a landmark sighting in addition to a shopping centre.

With international and local brands offering everything from clothing and accessories to food and toys, the Magna Plaza is a fun visit for everyone. Thousands of visitors come to the Magna Plaza each year to shop for unique gifts and souvenirs, especially during the holiday season. The Magna Plaza is also a popular spot for photography.

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Highlights of Magna Plaza

Magna Plaza is a beautiful and intimate shopping mall. All 3 floors contain interesting shops that represent famous international brands. Along with clothing stores, the mall has a Swarovski crystal store, a toy shop, a souvenir store for all your Dutch trinkets and a cheese shop offering selections such as gouda and edam.

The ground floor has a spectacular grand piano, and on the weekends and holidays, there is live music for shoppers’ enjoyment. Magna Plaza also features Rembrandt All His Paintings, an exhibit featuring Rembrandt’s total works consisting of 325 paintings that are life-sized, digitally remastered and reproduced under one roof.

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Good things to know about visiting Magna Plaza

A visit to Magna Plaza is worth the trip justfor the architecture and interesting interior alone, independent of the shopping opportunities. The large glass-domed roof gives the building a light and airy feeling. Be sure to take a break from shopping and visit The Food Department, the in-house food court featuring world fare, from tacos to Chinese, as well as delectable pastries.

Magna Plaza is just a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam’s Central Station or a short ride by tram. Be sure to visit Magna Plaza during the holiday season for the beautiful decorations and holiday gifts.

Magna Plaza

Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm