Magna Plaza, Amsterdam

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    Magna Plaza: Elegant Shopping the Dutch way

    by mickeyboy07 Written May 18, 2012

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    The Magna Plaza just minutes from 'Dam Square' is a modern shopping centre set on 3 floors,selling everything dedicated to fashion,beauty,health,media,entertainment,speciality foods,souveniers and more.There are also a few cafe's and a restaurant on site.
    The mall is a must visit even for those not here to shop,the turreted ,neo gothic landmark is a real head turner.Architect 'Cornelis Henrik Peters' built this bonafide monument to be the central post office of Amsterdam,it now counts itself as one of the top 100 Dutch UNESCO monuments thanks to its eclectic architecture ,which has been dubbed post office gothic.Since the building has been converted to a shopping mall in 1990 it has attracted millions of visitors from both the Netherlands and abroad.

    Opening hours:mon-11am till 7pm,tue,wed,fri,sat-10am till 7pm,sun and holidays-12 till 7pm.

    What to buy: Clothes,Dvds,C.D's,food,furniture,souveniers,beauty products,health products etc.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy.

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    Magna Plaza: Blow the budget

    by goodfish Updated Jan 1, 2012

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    We came here for the architecture but this former post office has been converted to a multi-level, high-end shopping mecca where you can drop a pile of euros if you have them to spare. Shops offer men's and women's fashion, cosmetics, souvenirs, toys, housewares, jewelry and other odds and ends. It's right across the street from the Nieuwekerk, Royal Palace and Dam Square. Hours vary so see the website (link provided is in English).

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    Magna Plaza: Beautiful building

    by MATIM Updated May 21, 2009

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    Magna Plaza,
    An exclusive shopping centre in a stunning monumental building. It is located close by the Dam Square behind the palace at Nieuwezijds voorburg wal.
    The former Head Post Office in the heart of Amsterdam is a building of great allure. Flanked by the Royal Palace on the Dam and the New Church, its imposing façade has been a familiar sight for visitors for almost a century: first as Head Post Office, now as a shopping center of international class. It was designed by the famous Dutch architect Cornelis Hendrik Peters in Neo-Gothic style, another example of which are the Houses of Parliament in London, and presents a mixture of Gothic and romantic elements. In 1992, the municipality decided to add this beautiful building to the list of Amsterdam’s ten most precious monuments, and invited four well-established architects to submit a plan for its renovation. Today, it is home to the Magna Plaza Shopping Center, the first indoor leisure and shopping center in the heart of the city.

    Open 7 days a week
    Monday: 11.00 - 19.00
    Tuesday till Saturday: 10.00 - 19.00
    Thursdays shopping hour till 21.00
    Sunday: 12.00 - 19.00

    Magna plaza is only closed 4 days a year:
    25 and 26 December
    1 January
    30 April (Dutch queensday)

    What to pay: Very expensive stores are stored here, bring a lot of money with you.

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    Magna Plaza: If you're looking to spend good money....

    by garridogal Updated Feb 3, 2009

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    No food court here...
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    This is a beautiful shopping center. Has mainly stores like Calvin Klein and other designer shops. I was impressed at just how lovely it is.

    What to buy: Clothes, shoes, home furnishings.

    What to pay: A couple of hundred Euros at least.

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    Magna Plaza: Magna Plaza

    by malianrob Updated Nov 25, 2008
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    I believe this is the Magna Plaza. I thought this was a church or another important building. I later found out this was a Department Store but I never found out the name of this place. It is a very large department store.

    What to buy: I am sure you can find everything here.

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    Magna Plaza: Convenient and interesting mall

    by yooperprof Written Aug 12, 2008

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    Convenient and interesting collection of shops right behind the Royal Palace and close to Dam Square. The mall is located in this palatial 19th century landmark, designed by classic Amsterdam architect P. C. Peters in the Dutch neo-Gothic style.

    Open daily until 7 pm, Thursday until 9!

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    Magna Plaza: Holland cheese

    by eternel2002 Written Jan 10, 2007

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    cheese shop

    Well, this is nice shopping center just near the dam square, the building is beautiful and the shops so! mainly nice fashion, beauty shops, but also a few gift shops.
    I bought a delicious cheese from the cheese gift store (henri willig), just on you left when you enter, you can taste many kind of cheese before you buy, it's so delicious and with resonable price.

    What to buy: Cheese.

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    Magna Plaza: Magna Plaza

    by orlikins Written Apr 3, 2006

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    Magna Plaza

    A beautiful building in the city centre (formerly the Head Post Office), between Damrak and Jordaan that was converted into a shopping centre. I thought the goods were really expensive however.

    What to buy: Designer labels & goods on sale here.

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  • Magna Plaza: Shopping with Style

    by Mariajoy Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    Magnaplaza Amsterdam

    The Neo-Gothic postoffice building now transformed into a 4-storey department store/mall with shops selling clothing, beauty products, jewellery and home furnishings, as well as food and souvenirs etc. Great place to escape from the rain (which it does quite often in this city!)

    What to pay: It's quite expensive and you will probably be able to find most items cheaper elsewhere!

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    Magna Plaza: Designer Shops

    by jo104 Written Sep 9, 2005

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    expensive shopping Mall

    Magna Plaza is the old post office. In this beautifully restored building, you will find three levels of shopping heaven. Deluxe clothing shops like CK, Replay, Bjorn Borg, Marlboro, Mango, HLG, Wannahaves and many more, all under one roof. It also houses some surprising gift shops and you can have a coffee at Segafredo on the top floor.

    Beware things are pretty pricey in here

    Opening hours:
    Monday 11.00 - 19.00 h.
    Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00 h.
    Wednesday 10.00 - 19.00 h.
    Thursday 10.00 - 21.00 h.
    Friday 10.00 - 19.00 h.
    Saturday 10.00 - 19.00 h.
    Sunday 12.00 - 19.00 h.

    What to pay: Quite a lot

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    Magna Plaza: Magna plaza

    by virattravels Written Sep 9, 2005
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    It is a shopping mall at a walking distance from Dam. Nothing unusual - just a regular place. You can also get yourself an aqua massage at one of the shops here here as my wife decided to get.

    What to buy: You get everything everywhere now! Yes they sell cheese in souvenir packs. The shop is on the left as soon as you enter.

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    Magna Plaza: Stylish Shopping Centre - With History

    by mazzap Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    A grand building!

    Now an up-market shopping centre, this former Post Office is a fine example of imitation Dutch Rennaisance. Built in 1908, it is a truly beautiful building.

    Even if you don’t like shopping – you must go inside and take the escalators to the top – you won’t be disappointed with the internal view! (See the pic on my Amsterdam Intro page!)

    For a full list of the shops within Magna Plaza, take a look at the really informative website - link is below.

    What to buy: Magna Plaza houses many fashion shops, for men, women and children - mostly designer and specialist type shops.

    There are cafe's and food shops too!

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    Shopping, shops, and stores

    by jss1018 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Magna Plaza shopping mall

    This is just a brief bit about shopping in general, and not anything store-specific. We didn't really do a lot of it while there, choosing instead to see some of the main attractions and as much of the city as we could by foot, tram, and with a canal boat tour.

    If in the Dam Square area, there is a supermarket directly behind the Royal Palace on the next street over, one in the Albert Heijn store chain. While not nearly as large or with the vast selection of a typical U.S. grocery store, we found all the basic things we were looking for to stock up for our apartment stay. One block further on in this direction from the square is the Magna Plaza, a beautiful structure that's considered a mall, I guess, with a variety of stores, mostly clothing. There's a large department store, De Bijenkorf, on the corner of the street between the Majestic restaurant and the main Dam Square tram stops.

    There's an abundance of shops selling everything from souvenirs to clothes to you-name-it down most any street you walk anywhere near Dam Square, and in other popular areas of the city such as the Leidseplein.

    What to pay: We found prices at the Albert Heijn supermarket to be very comparable to U.S. ones when taken at face value of Euros, but more expensive by a fair bit considering the poor 1-to-1.3 or so conversion rate of Euros-to-dollars at the time of our visit. From what we saw of clothing prices, mainly at the Magna Plaza, they looked to be pretty expensive.

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    Magna Plaza: Magna Plaza

    by Blatherwick Updated Dec 31, 2004
    Magna Plaza

    This is the first shopping mall in Amsterdam. It was originally a post office building. The original post office was built on this spot in 1748. It was closed in 1854, demolished, and then in this new building was erected in 1899. Restored in the 1990s and turned into a shopping mall, it's now a mix of over 40 trendy stores including international stores such as Virgin Records.

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  • Magna Plaza: shopping

    by vividvivian Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Magna Plaza

    Magna Plaza was the old post office. It is restored and turned into a shopping place, you will find this plaza filled with famous brands and also some surprising gift shops. if you wanna rest a bit, can have a coffee at Segafredo on the top floor.

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