UPDATE: As of late 2017, Marks & Spencer has closed its 2 stores in the Netherlands – a small food store on the Kalverstraat shopping street in Amsterdam and the larger flagship store in Den Haag.
Marks & Spencer Amsterdam Store (Closed Down)
The Marks & Spencer Amsterdam store contains the ever popular Food Hall which offers high quality British and international-themed food plus an E-Boutique section.
The British retailer re-entered Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat in 2013 after an absence of 13 years. Plans to open a large flagship 6,000 m² store on Rokin in 2016 have since been shelved – the site has been sold off to Canadian Hudson’s Bay Company.
The Amsterdam food store will remain and sells a good assortment of M&S food. From sandwiches and take-away snacks, ready-meals, alcoholic beverages to groceries and specialty items. The store appeals to Anglo expats, visitors and locals alike looking for a takeaway meal or to stock up on British foods not available in Dutch supermarkets.
Bargain hunters will find M&S marking down the price of its food slightly with yellow stickers if on the sell-by date.
At the front of the store there is a small women’s clothing section with an E-Boutique virtual shopping point.
Marks & Spencer Den Haag Store (Closed Down)
Marks & Spencer has a large 3-storey flagship store in Den Haag (The Hague) found on the main Grote Marktstraat shopping street. The ground floor level contains a large Food Hall store with a comprehensive selection of M&S food and a Coffee to go café.
The rest of the ground floor and levels 1 and 2 offer an array of clothing for men, women and children. A large and stylish M&S Café is also found on the top floor.