Another people friendly pedestrian shopping street, crammed packed with shops and eateries, is located on Nieuwendijk Street. It is the oldest shopping street in Amsterdam, enabling you to not only shop to your heart's content, but also take in the historical sights as you meander along the street.
Its history can be traced back to the 1200s, though many of the historical buildings date from Amsterdam's 17th century Golden Age, at the height of their trading days.
Most of the stores are open seven days a week though they do not open until noon on Sunday and, as you would expect, the weekends are extremely busy.
The street is accessible via public transport though there is paid private car parking within walking distance. It is very close to Centraal Station and Dam Square. Many of the smaller, more specialized shops are located beside larger, well known stores such as C&A.
There are a variety of eateries, including McDonalds, and several more up-market restaurants to relax in after a hectic day of shopping.
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