‘Spend one million in an hour’ walk Options
Looking to spend some money? Look no further than the P.C. Hooftstraat (known locally as just ‘the P.C.’), Amsterdam’s foremost street to get rid of all of that excess cash. The mix of luxury and craftsmanship found at the shops here, also makes for excellent dreaming and window-shopping.
At the showroom of pioneering producer of electric vehicles Tesla, you can get up close and personal with their well-known fully electric Model S. Using their interactive displays and design studio it’s possible to design your own version of the car. And who knows, maybe purchase one as well.
Schaap & Citroen
For over a century Schaap & Citroen has been one of the best-known jewellery stores in the Netherlands. At their flagship store at no. 51 watches and jewellery by top-of-the-range brands like Cartier, Chanel and Chopard are sold. Just down the road at no. 40 you will find their Patek Philippe Espace and Rolex Boutique, while around the corner at Hobbemastraat 14 is their Watch City store.
Prada was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, current designer Miuccia’s grandfather in Milan, selling exclusive luggage and luxury accessories. In 1989 Prada launched its first ready-to-wear collection for women, soon followed by menswear. With designer Miuccia’s creative talent and avant-garde approach Prada has been a favourite with fashion lovers ever since.
Apart from their own brand of diamond jewellery, Gassan Boutique sells jewellery and watches by some of the world’s most exclusive brands. The Dutch family business, founded in 1945, also offers the opportunity to have a diamond tailor-made to your taste. After picking a setting and cut, your new best friend could be ready within half an hour.
Established in Paris in 1837, Hermès is famous for its luxury leather goods, fashion, perfumes and iconic silk carré scarves. Possibly their best-loved and most famous product is the Birkin bag, named after actress and singer Jane Birkin, which is available in a range of colours and different leathers.
Conservatorium Hotel penthouse suite
Before becoming one of the city’s finest luxury hotels, the Conservatorium Hotel was the Amsterdam Conservatorium. The hotel opened its doors in 2011 and has become a favourite place to stay for celebrities, while the restaurant and spa attract locals as well. The 170 m² penthouse suite features floor-to-ceiling windows offering a wonderful view of the Museum Quarter and beyond.