Dutch shopping streets were filled to 40 percent capacity in late-April, up from 25 percent at the beginning of the month, according to findings by retail research agency Locatus. The news, announced by project leader Gertjan Slob on NOS Radio on Saturday, comes mere days after Prime Minster Mark Rutte stated that while the 'intelligent lockdown' has been working in the Netherlands, the danger of "sprawling" remains a concern.
A LEGO flagship store opened on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on Friday - the second LEGO store and first flagship store in the Netherlands. In addition to a complete range of new products that can only be found at LEGO stores, the Amsterdam store also boasts a large number of pieces specifically dedicated to the Netherlands
Amsterdam's Kalverstraat and Utrecht's Noordpassage are the busiest main shopping streets, or high streets, in the Netherlands, according to research data from Locatus. In Europe these two streets rank in 17th and 19th place respectively. The busiest shopping street in Europe is the Zeil in Frankfurt, followed by London's Oxford Street and Leicester Square in second and third place.
A fire broke out in a shop building on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The fire is raging on the third floor, above clothing store Mango.
"The fire is probably raging in the warehouse", a spokesperson for the fire department said to NU.nl. Firefighters are at the scene, trying to get the fire under control.
The well known shopping street was closed off to the public. The fire department calls on local residents to close their doors and windows, and switch off their ventilation system.
Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo is heading to the Netherlands. Its first store is opening on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam this fall, the company announced in a press statement.
The chain is known for good quality clothing at relatively low prices, and caters to people of all sizes. Uniqlo wants to compete with H&M and Zara, according to RTL Z.
The city of Amsterdam is implementing a crowd monitoring system to help keep the city safe and accessible for residents and visitors during the busy Christmas season. The system uses smart cameras and WiFi sensors to measure pedestrian traffic on the street. This data is analyzed and used by the police and municipality to make decisions on crowd control, the city announced in a press release.
The third edition of the Amsterdam Tulp Festival was officially opened on Thursday. For this edition of the festival, which will run from April 1st to May 14th, a massive 500 thousand tulip bulbs were planted across the city. During the opening, the new Paleiskwartier association was introduced, with the group made up of organizations along the major Amsterdam streets of Damrak, Rokin, Kalverstraat and Nieuewndijk as well as Dam Square.
Spanish fashion giant Inditex is expanding substantially in Amsterdam. Zara opened its second store in downtown Amsterdam on Thursday, and two sister-brand shops, Oysho and Stradivarius, will also open in the city.
A 71-year old Amsterdam man died on Thursday from injuries he received after wooden boarding crashed onto him during Tuesday's storm in the Netherlands. A strong gust of wind knocked over the boards at about 6:50 p.m. on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, one of the city's most well-known shopping districts.
One person was seriously injured after a section of wooden boarding fell over on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Six others were wounded Tuesday night when the large boards fell into them, the fire department said.
Topshop will open the first "Topman" flagship store of continental Europe on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on February 26th. The new Topman flagship store will open on Kalverstraat 48/52 in the premises of the old book store, de Slegte, a Topman spokesperson told NL Times.
A fire that started in the third floor of a home in Amsterdam Centrum led to the evacuation of several neighboring buildings, including the Madame Tussauds wax museum on Dam Square. The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, and was not extinguished for nearly an hour.
On November 14 a group of "naked" people will walk through the center of Amsterdam. This group is known as the Diabetes Gang, who want to point out the consequences of the disorder on World Diabetes Day
Shopkeepers and cafe owners in the inner city of Amsterdam can pull out their orange and red, white and blue flags, banners and balloons beginning Tuesday. From April 23 till May 1, entrepreneurs may decorate the facades and streets for the inauguration on April 30.