De Bijenkorf
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
De Bijenkorf meaning beehive, is the most renowned chain of premium department stores in the Netherlands. With flagship stores in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht and smaller stores in Amstelveen, Eindhoven and Maastricht, it’s the favourite shopping destination for Dutch and international visitors. Wander around the store to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, or take a break from shopping to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee at our cafees or restaurants. As a premium shopping destination, de Bijenkorf provides excellent services such as tax free shopping and offers an unrivalled assortment of brands in fashion, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, toys, homeware and much more. Luxury brands include established international designers ranging from Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermes and Saint Laurent, to Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss.
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Neighborhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 9 min walk
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large department store
    This large department store has lots of high end brands which seems to be a focus. There was a sale on when we visited but, despite looking high and low for a bargain that we both liked, we came away empty handed. Probably the main shop to visit if in Amsterdam.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands388,471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    De Bijenkorf Christmas Display
    I am not much of a shopper but the Christmas Display of De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam somehow catches my attention each and every year. This year, the Christmas Display of De Bijenkorf did not disappoint me. If you happen to be in Amsterdam, it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time to look at them🌷🌷🌷 (Correction: i am mixing up the months again. For my Hotel Penaga review here below, the date of experience should be October 2023 and not September 2023. Again, my sincere apologies for my error😃)
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Colinxxxx
    Exeter, United Kingdom28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    Although a lovely department store, the cafeteria was extremely disappointing. We wanted a healthy salad and asked several employees in the food court to point us to the right food station, but nobody seemed to have any idea of what was on offer and didn't seem to care. We finally found the large salad station but it was completely empty and featured only a tureen of soup. Why? So we ended up with cheese and salad sandwiches, which were extremely dry (possibly a Dutch thing) so needed butter. The charge was 1.5 euros for two small pats.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • George Armstrong
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent staff and a wonderful shopping experience
    Sir or Madam, your shop and staff are excellent. I have tried to find out if you still sell the square Royal Delft Rabbit money boxes. When friends have babies I always get one in your store besides other shopping. Do you still stock them. Regards George Armstrong. commodoregeorge@hotmail.com
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 29, 2024
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Umair H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Scam Alert: I ordered a product from them on their website. They sent me product and it was not delivered due to a mistake in the recipient name. They took one month to process the return of the product. After that, they claimed that they sent me the refund to my bank and it never reached my bank account even after two months. Please be aware of this situation and also I recommend to order from somewhere else since they are not good with running an online store.
Written November 25, 2022
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Hi, I'm sorry to hear about this. I'd like to advice you to contact our Customerservice about this as we can not help you on this site. My apologies for the inconvenience. Kind regards, Team Webcare
Written December 8, 2022
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This large department store has lots of high end brands which seems to be a focus. There was a sale on when we visited but, despite looking high and low for a bargain that we both liked, we came away empty handed.

Probably the main shop to visit if in Amsterdam.
Written August 2, 2023
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🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
The Netherlands388,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I am not much of a shopper but the Christmas Display of De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam somehow catches my attention each and every year. This year, the Christmas Display of De Bijenkorf did not disappoint me. If you happen to be in Amsterdam, it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time to look at them🌷🌷🌷 (Correction: i am mixing up the months again. For my Hotel Penaga review here below, the date of experience should be October 2023 and not September 2023. Again, my sincere apologies for my error😃)
Written December 13, 2023
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Leuiken
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It’s 2 degrees outside, so when going out people wear winter clothes. At the bijenkorf they don’t care for their clients, employees like to walk around in t shirts so they boost the heater +26 . Can’t stay longer than 10 minutes in this sauna. My advice; bring your summer clothes when visiting the Bijenkorf in Januari!
Written January 28, 2024
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Tom Froles
Amsterdam3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Bought an item in cooking dept. which I could trade-in if the colour was not favourite. Receiver of gift wanted another colour. Client service is not able to connect me with the dept. nor wants to check if other colours are available.
So I should drive an hour to central Amsterdam to find out myself if the colour might be available ? Shame on you..
Written January 26, 2020
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Dear Tobias, We're sorry to read you did not find our customer service satisfactory. It is indeed not always possible to check store stock information, especially during busy times like december or a big Sale. Our colleagues in the stores are not able to receive calls because they are busy helping customers in the store itself and also with keeping the store tidy and stocked. And indeed, store bought items can only be returned in the stores. Hopefully you were able to return the present and find something more suitable. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Kind regards, Team Webcare de Bijenkorf
Written February 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Colinxxxx
Exeter, UK28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Although a lovely department store, the cafeteria was extremely disappointing. We wanted a healthy salad and asked several employees in the food court to point us to the right food station, but nobody seemed to have any idea of what was on offer and didn't seem to care. We finally found the large salad station but it was completely empty and featured only a tureen of soup. Why? So we ended up with cheese and salad sandwiches, which were extremely dry (possibly a Dutch thing) so needed butter. The charge was 1.5 euros for two small pats.
Written February 12, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
De Bijenkorf is a large store in Amsterdam. It is on the edge of Dam Square and is really easy to find.

It is a department store and sells lots of nice things like clothing, bags, scents and make up.

It is a very nice store and has lots of nice clothes but some are a bit too expensive for my wallet.
Written August 6, 2022
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Hi, I'm happy to read you enjoy visiting our stores. :) Thank you for your compliments and rating. I hope we may welcome you in our stores (and perhaps online) many more times! Kind regards, Anneke Team Webcare de Bijenkorf
Written August 25, 2022
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Lottie700
London, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We are visitors from London.
This is a stunning Store.
A gorgeous building and each department is beautifully designed.
Huge choice of quality goods.
The staff are welcoming and helpful.
The Cafe on the top floor is excellent.
Good Covid precautions throughout.
We highly recommend a visit.
Written November 23, 2021
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Hi Lottie, Thank you for your detailed feedback and compliments. It is great to hear you were so impressed with our store, stock and of course our colleagues. I hope we will be able to welcome you to any of our stores many more times! Kind regards, Anneke
Written November 25, 2021
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AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland4,708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Classic, old, big department store. Large selection of international luxury brands. Old fashioned feeling but modern brands. Excellent service. Also a nice place to have lunch at the restaurant.
Written August 2, 2020
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Hi Ari, Thank you so much for your review! Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again soon in our stores. Kind regards, Team Webcare de Bijenkorf
Written August 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Business
Great building on the van dam square, nice to see from outside and is luxury department store. Nice to stroll and has a long history. Tram station right next to it and central station a few minutes walk away
Written June 9, 2021
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Dear Zdaati, Thank you for your review and rating. We totally agree with you! ;) Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again in one of our stores on your next trip to The Netherlands. Kind regards, Team Webcare de Bijenkorf
Written July 2, 2021
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