Primark’s new flagship store in Amsterdam is due to open on 1st December 2016. Primark has been present in the Netherlands for a number of years but has lacked an Amsterdam store.
Primark is a discount clothes store from Ireland which has become very popular in the UK and internationally with around 300 stores worldwide.
The location of Primark Amsterdam will be at Damrak 70, opposite Beursplein and very close to Dam Square. It is a 5-10 minute walk from Amsterdam Central station. The store has been anticipated for a long time with building work on the former C&A complex having been ongoing for about 3 years.
At 8,800m² in floor space spread over 8 floors, the Primark Amsterdam will be the largest Primark in the Netherlands. Multiple entrances will be on Damrak, the parallel Nieuwendijk street and the Beurspassage which connects both streets.
Primark will share the building with the C&A store which has been opened.
Primark stores near Amsterdam
There are 2 Primark stores a short distance from Amsterdam and accessible using public transport.
Primark Zaandam – Zaandam is just a 12 minute train ride north of Amsterdam. The Primark store is at Ankersmidplein 7, 1506 CK Zaandam. It’s just a short walk across from Zaandam station. Open daily: Mon (1100-1900); Tue/Wed/Fri (0900-1900); Thu (0900-2100); Sat (0900-1800); Sun (1000-1700).
If you are in central Amsterdam then the Zaandam store is probably the most convenient Primark to visit until the Damrak store opens. From Amsterdam Central station there are up to 8 trains per hour to Zaandam and a day return costs €5.40 (2016 price) + €1 for a disposable ticket. For more on how to buy a Dutch train ticket see here.
Primark Hoofddorp – Hoofdorp town is just 5 minutes by train west of Amsterdam Schiphol airport or just over 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central. From Hoofddorp station you then need to walk about 15 minutes to the main shopping area.
The store address is Winkelcentrum Markthof, Marktplein 254, 2132 CX Hoofddorp. Open: Mon (1100-1800); Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat (0900-1800); Fri (0900-2100); Sun (1200-1800).
Other Primark stores in Netherlands
With the Amsterdam store included, there are a total of 16 Primark stores in the Netherlands. Here is a complete listing of all locations of Primark shops in the Netherlands:
Primark Amsterdam – Damrak 70, 1012 LM Amsterdam
Primark Almere – Metropolestraat 11
Primark Alkmaar – Laat 128
Primark Arnhem – Ketelstraat 45
Primark Dordrecht – Modepassage Drievriendenhof 16
Primark Eindhoven – Vestdijk 2
Primark Enschede – H.J Van Heekplein 90
Primark Groningen – Westerhaven 44
Primark The Hague – Spui 50
Primark Hoofddorp – Marktplein 254
Primark Nijmegen – Plein 1944 No. 136
Primark Rotterdam Alexander – Poolsterplein 100
Primark Rotterdam Zuidplein – Zuiderterras 147-151
Primark Venlo – Oude Markt 36
Primark Zaandam – Ankersmidplein 7
Primark Zoetermeer – Burgermeester van Leeuwenpassage 2-8
From what we can see, Primark’s low price fashion model seems to be doing well in the thrifty Dutch market. The stores are busy (especially at weekends) attracting large variety of shoppers from native Dutch to those from immigrant communities as well as visitors and tourists.
See our guide to Dutch chain stores.