Is there a Primark in Amsterdam?

Primark’s flagship store in Amsterdam opened back in 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 over 400 stores worldwide. Primark has been present in the Netherlands for a number of years but previously lacked an Amsterdam store.

primark amsterdam map wall
Primark Amsterdam – map wall

At 8,800m² in floor space spread over 7 floors, the Primark Amsterdam store is now the largest Primark in the Netherlands.

Primark Amsterdam store – Floor Levels

Children/House & Interior
4Lingerie/Women’s Shoes/Accessories
0 [Entrance] Menswear/Women/Beauty
primark amsterdam level 0 entrance
Primark Amsterdam – Level 0 entrance

There are multiple entrances to Primark Amsterdam – the main one on the Damrak side plus a back entrance from the parallel Nieuwendijk shopping street. The beautifully renovated Beurspassage tunnel connects both streets.

primark amsterdam - nieuwendijk entrance and beurspassage
Primark Amsterdam – Nieuwendijk entrance and Beurspassage

Opening times of Primark Amsterdam

Open daily: 1000-2100 Monday-Saturday, 1000-2000 Sunday.

Primark shares the building with the TK Maxx store which opened in 2022 and replaced the C&A store.

primark amsterdam entrance
Primark Amsterdam – Damrak entrance

Primark stores near Amsterdam

There are also 2 Primark stores a short distance from Amsterdam and accessible by 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 down from the exit of Zaandam station.

Open daily: 1100-1800 Mon, 1000-1800 Tue-Wed, 1000-2100 Thu, 1000-1800 Fri, 0900-1800 Sat, 1100-1645 Sun.

primark zaandam
Primark Zaandam

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.

primark store hoofddorp netherlands
Primark Hoofddorp

The store address is Winkelcentrum Markthof, Marktplein 254, Hoofddorp.

Open daily: 1000-1800 Mon-Thu, 1000-2100 Fri, 1000-1800 Sat, 1100-1800 Sun.

Listing: Every Primark Store in the Netherlands

With the Amsterdam store included, there are a total of 20 Primark stores in the country. 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, 1315 KK
Primark Arnhem – Ketelstraat 45, 6811 CZ
Primark Dordrecht – Drievriendenhof 16, 3311 NM
Primark Eindhoven – Vestdijk 2, 5611 CC
Primark Enschede – H.J Van Heekplein 90, 7511 HN
Primark Groningen – Westerhaven 44, 9718 AC
Primark The Hague – Spui 50, 2511 BS
Primark Hilversum – Hilvertshof 35, 1211 ER
Primark Hoofddorp – Marktplein 254, 2132 CX
Primark Nijmegen – Plein 1944 No. 136, 6511 JH
Primark Rotterdam Alexander – Poolsterplein 100, 3067 LW
Primark Rotterdam – Van Oldenbarneveltplaats 36, 3012 AH
Primark Rotterdam Zuidplein – Zuiderterras 147-151, 3083 BZ
Primark Tilburg – Stadhuisstraat 3, 5038 XZ
Primark Utrecht – Rijnkade 5, 3511 LC
Primark Venlo – Oude Markt 36, 5911 HH
Primark Zaandam – Ankersmidplein 7, 1506 CK
Primark Zoetermeer – Burgermeester van Leeuwenpassage 2-8, 2711 JV
Primark Zwolle – Melkmarkt 3, 8011MA

primark utrecht
Primark Utrecht

From what we can see, Primark’s low price fashion model has done very well in the thrifty Dutch market. The stores are busy (especially at weekends) attracting a large variety of shoppers from native Dutch to those from immigrant communities as well as visitors and tourists.

On the other hand there is a slow growing movement against the throwaway clothes culture and calls for improved work conditions in clothes production hubs like Bangladesh. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

For more on shopping in Holland see our guide to Dutch chain stores.

This article was originally published in 2012 and has been regularly updated. Last update 19 January 2023.

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