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P.C. Hoofstraat

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
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Ranked #140 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Amsterdam's most exclusive shopping street is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of major attractions such as the Rijksmuseum... more » Owner description: Amsterdam's most exclusive shopping street is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of major attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. « less
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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Dutch call window shopping "window licking" and especially women can do a lot of licking in this area. Unlike Kalverstraat, the shopping here is high end and the window displays are very entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This short street is the place to people watch and visit designer clothes shops. Watch the high prices in the cafes. It is not a patch on Ortega y Gasset in Madrid but it is still the place to see and be seen in Amsterdam and worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you find yourself in Amsterdam and you love designer clothes, shoes, bags etc. then you Must bring a visit to the P.C. Hoofdstraat. This is THE designer shop street of Amsterdam where you will find Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany&Co, Tods, Hermes, Armani, Bulgari and many others. You can get there with Tram n.2 or 5. You can catch... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Nice to walk down this street. It was very expensive in most of these shops though. It was also strangely quiet but I have never seen such a long line of luxury item shops string together

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I loved walking up and down this street window shopping at the exquisite designer shops. This is Amsterdam's equivalent to Paris's rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. I enjoyed Chanel, but was a bit dismayed when an alarm went off (from the person before me) and the security guard gave me the "look of death". Fortunately the ppl in front of me... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed here, in a gorgeous apartment right above Tiffany's last September. I loved to open our windows and people watch, while sipping wine. Window shopping was fun but that's all I did, I'm not as fancy as the models and Dutch celebs I was watching. ;) looking below, it was common to see a Ferrari jet by or Rolls... More

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

you have lots of shops but not enough restaurants or cafes there to just take a seat and get a coffe.

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

No idea why people like this street, or even think it's "posh". I reckon it just hits the sweet spot for middle-of-the-road poseurs who like to feel good about spending way too much for nothing special.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed in a hotel here, perfect for visiting all the museums and five minutes away from leiden square, with a lot of bars and restaurants around.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Ya there's a bunch of designer shops on a one-block strip of city, but whatever, not that interesting. It's the one street in Amsterdam where you feel like you're in practically any other big city on their street with fancy shops. Although people watching here can be rather amusing.

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