Primark’s new flagship store in Amsterdam opened on 1st December 2016, after about 3 years of building work in the former C&A complex. The location of Primark Amsterdam is at Damrak 77, opposite Beursplein and very close to Dam Square. It is a 5-10 minute walk from Amsterdam Central station.
Primark is a discount clothes store from Ireland which has become very popular in the UK and internationally with around 300 stores worldwide. Primark has been present in the Netherlands for a number of years but previously lacked an Amsterdam store.
At 8,800m² in floor space spread over 8 floors, the Primark Amsterdam is the largest Primark in the Netherlands. Multiple entrances are on Damrak, the parallel Nieuwendijk street and the Beurspassage which connects both streets.
Opening times of Primark Amsterdam: 0900-2100 Mon-Sat, 1100-1900 Sun.
Primark shares the building with the C&A store.
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, 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).
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, 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 77, 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.