De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam

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    Bijenkorf: Everything imaginable

    by ingridf_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are looking for a bigger department store, Bijenkorf is a good bet. Bijenkorf is a chain department store throughout the Netherlands.

    While they can be a pricey, you will probably find what you are looking for here.

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    De Bijenkorf: Landmark at the DAM square

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Feb 6, 2010

    De Bijenkorf was started in 1870 by Simon Philip Goudsmit as a small habadashery shop called "'Magazijn de Bijenkorf" at Nieuwendijk 132. In 1889 simon died and the store is continued by his nephew Arthur Isaac. In 1909 he buys some adjacent stores to enlarge the shop at the Nieuwendijk. To speed up the reconstruction a temporary store is opened at the DAM square on the grounds of the former "Beurs van J.D. Zocher", demolished in 1903.
    This spot proves far better for sales as the turnover is a factor five more, so plans for a new store at this location were quickly drawn. In 1914 the new building designed by architects J. van Straaten en B.A. Lubbers, was build in a historical style with French grandeur.

    De Amsterdamse Bijenkorf is the chain flagship store with 20.000 m² floorspace.
    In 2009 the basement was added to the sales space.

    At the fifth floor the La Ruche restaurant is situated

    Café B is the Bijenkorf's indoors café.

    At the Beursplein 15 the Parking garage is located.

    Store hours:
    Mo: 11AM - 7PM
    Tu-We: 10AM - 7PM
    Th-Fr: 10AM - 9PM
    Sa: 9.30AM - 7PM
    Su: Noon - 7PM

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    de Bijenkorf: Clothing, accessories, house decorations

    by heryanta Written Aug 9, 2007

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    De Bijenkorf is the most upscale department store in the Netherlands. Compared to US it is probably just below Bloomindale's and more upscale than Macy's.

    It is a very good place to shop for dress shirts, tie, shoes, watches and house decorations. Part of the fun is a lot of the products are really European/Dutch so they also make good gifts.

    Inside the building there's a restaurant, La Ruche, that is also a very good place to eat.

    Prices are of course on the steeper side, but the clothes that you get there has a lot of European 'flavour', different from what you get in Los Angeles. I would recommend that you pay a visit, even if you don't buy anything. Their flagship store is located at the Dam, so chances are you will be in the area anyway :)

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    Department stores: Bijerkorf

    by orlikins Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    One of Netherland's leading department stores, located on Damrak. I was told to come here as it was a typical dutch department store... well i didnt get beyond the ground floor with all the perfumes and make up, so i'll have to take their word for it! :) I got some amber beads there, very pretty.

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    by RoyJava Updated Jul 26, 2005

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    The Bijenkorf is Hollands most popular shopping mall and the one Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, is the best-stocked department store I ever visited. Located right in the centre on about 10 minutes walk from Central Station the building always is background to the National Monument "Dodenherdenking" at 4 May.

    For shopping you can give your wallet a hit ...

    What to buy: Design is truly Bijenkorf, so for fashion you may take a deep breath. Special for make-up artists there is MAC, with absolutely great make-up products, and see the art-gallery on 5th floor.

    Monday 11.00 - 18.00
    Tuesday 09.30 - 18.00
    Wednesday 09.30 - 18.00
    Thursday 09.30 - 21.00
    Friday 09.30 - 21.00
    Saturday 09.30 - 18.00
    Sunday 12.00 - 18.00

    What to pay: ... ehmmm ... depends ...

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    Bijenkorf: Department Store

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 4, 2005

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    While we were strolling around Amsterdam we came upon this huge building in Dam Square. I was't to sure what it was and upon my return home I did some research and found out that this building is a department store along the lines of Gallerie Lafayette in Paris.

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    De Bijenkorf: A Dutch department store

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 7, 2004

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    De Bijenkorf is one of the Netherland's leading department stores. You can compare it with Lafayette in Paris. It's a big store with several floors where you will find the better products. You can leisurely walk around and have a look at all the great stuff. Keep your credit card ready when you want to buy this stuff :-)

    What to buy: Men's, childrens' and ladies' wear, food, gifts, cosmetics, toys, cd/DVD, books and small thing for the kitchen or house in general.

    What to pay: As this is a luxurious shop, expect to pay more than average


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    Bijenkorf: The shopping galleries in the Dam square

    by codrutz Written Aug 15, 2004

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    The Bijenkorf (Beehive) is a large modern department store "hidden" inside a 1913 building by J.A. van Straten (neo Rennaissance style).

    What to pay: Depending on what you are looking for .. you can just window-shop or you can debit your card with any ammount that you can afford.

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    Department stores: De Bijenkorf

    by Jarin Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Is one of the first department stores in Amsterdam. The name de Bijenkorf started to be used in 1892, but originally there was already a shop in 1870 in Amsterdam. The present location dates from abt. 1910. After several years de Bijenkorf opens his 2nd department store in Den Haag (the Hague). Today there are 13 Bijenkorf department stores in the Netherlands.
    It is a luxurious department store with all kind fashionable and exclusive articles. They are since 1953 a member of the Association Commerciale Internationale, a club of leading department stores, where just one member per country is accepted: for France is that Galeries Lafayette and for Engeland John Lewis.

    What to buy: Anything from cosmetics, toys, cd/DVD, books, Women's/men's/children's garments/clothing (brands and also without a brand), to shoes, socks etc. But also furniture and lamps. Everything what you can expect in this kind of department store.

    What to pay: As it is a better/luxurious department store in general you can expect higher prices than avarage.

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    De Bijenkorf (Warehouse “the beehive”): Start of a warehouse empirium

    by Pavlik_NL Written Dec 14, 2003

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    The history of this first huge warehouse of the Netherlands is entangled with the history of the company that has now-a-days a warehouse, shop and more emperium within the Dutch and European economy. “De Bijenkorf” (the beehive) started as a small women’s handworkshop in Amsterdam, owned by S.P. Goudsmit. The shop was so successful and had continous growth. Eventually more products came into the assortment and eventually the building that is now neighbouring the Burs of Berlage was constructed. The neo-style between baroque and classicism is also made by natural stones and materials. The shop is worth a visit for those who like quite exclusive articles.

    The baroque facade of the

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    Bijenkorf: Biggest department store of Amsterdam

    by martin_nl Written Jun 29, 2003

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    De Bijenkorf is the biggest department store in Amsterdam. It is quite an exclusive place where you can buy almost everything you need, from clothing and home decoration to the latest cd's and magazines.

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    de bijenkorf: warehouse

    by dila Written Apr 15, 2003

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    a more expensive warehouse i think than
    v & d but with good kwality things.
    the bijenkorf have more warehouses in different cities.
    sometimes they have special things in the windows like with christmas. nice to see also for childern.

    What to buy: it is different sometimes when there is a discount i buy something here.

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    Bijenkorf: Bijenkorf department store

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Bijenkorf (beehive) are the Dutch version of Gallerie Lafayette.

    Have fun shopping!

    What to buy: Fashion, interior, jewelry, kitchenware, books, toys... in the more pricey regions which doesn't mean it has to be expensive.


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    Department stores: De Bijenkorf

    by dustmon Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Huge department store on the Dam Square full of clothes, books, housewares, and more---
    open mostly 10-7 with some exceptions

    What to buy: clothes

    What to pay: average

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  • Dam Square Area: De Bijenkorf

    by vividvivian Written Oct 31, 2004

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    just like Sogo / Pacific Place in Hong Kong, this department store get us lots of things to shop. You can even shop online. how amazing!

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