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!
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!
I like to go to this place just for the building alone. Magne Plaza is a shopping centre very close to Dam Square. It is housed in a beautiful building that dates back to 1755. The building used to be the main post office in Amsterdam.
Inside you will find a great number of shops. Most shops are a bit more expensive then average. You'll find shops here that offer clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, DVD's and cosmetics.
Magna Plaza is a shopping centre just behind Nieuwe Kerk (Dam Square). Here you will find shops where locals go to, so it will be a wiser choice than those touristy shops on Damrak.
Magna Plaza is open every day except holidays:
> Sunday: noon to 7pm
> Monday: 11am to 7pm
> Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10am to 7pm
> Thursday: 10am to 9pm
The building itself - the former Central Post Office - is impressive, and Magna Plaza is a really big department store with lots to choose from in models and prices.
Check out its nice website for details of the opening hours, stores etc.
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
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
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.
This remarkable building in neo-gothic and neo-renaissance style used to be the main post-office in Amsterdam. The construction was lead under state-architect C.H. Peters and holds a central hall with on either side two stories high arcades. The public part used to be only at groundlevel, as on the first (and higher floors) offices of the PTT (Post Telephone Telegraph-company) were situated. Now-a-days the building has been turned (in Swedish project) to a shopping centre, with a very limited break down of the monumental value of the building. In 1992 it was opened as “Magna Plaza” and it’s central situation (right behind the royal palace) makes it very popular by visitors to Amsterdam centre.
Magna Plaza houses quite some shops. It is a mall with outlets by for example Björn Borg, Laundry Industry and many other big brands. You walk along a gallery and there are also some places along the galleries where you have have a drink or something to eat.
What to pay: Most shops are quite exclusive so you should bring a lot of money if intending to shop here.
first virgen music was inside this shopping centre. but now i dont go into the shopping centre no more. the last time i was here it was for rodolfo's to buy inlineskates a few years ago.
the building is beautifull from outside before it was a postoffice (the postoffice moved to the singel)
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.
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
30 April (Dutch queensday)
What to pay: Very expensive stores are stored here, bring a lot of money with you.
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!
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.
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.