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Magna Plaza is not only a famous shopping mall in Amsterdam but also a fantastic place for shopping lovers. Nestled in an elegant 19th century building on Dam Square just behind the Queen’s Palace, it is one of the most important buildings in Amsterdam. There are a number of cloth shops, restaurants and bars available in this shopping mall. Besides this, shopping at a big music store and jeweler shop could also be enjoyed here. Due to its central location many of the city’s attractions as the Royal Palace, Madame Tussauds, and the National Monument lies nearby. In addition to that ‘Jordaan’ is also at a walking distance.
Located on the corner of Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 Magna Plaza is famous for the shopping of designer clothes and the fashion accessories. The architecture of the building is marvelous. Magna Plaza is a small, lovely shopping mall offering a number of materials for shopping. On the entrance to the right there are shops with souvenirs from Holland and to the left kiosk with the Dutch cheese, small round red Edam cheese and wine could be found. There are boutiques in the mall where all worlds’ fashion brand are represented. Besides these elegant clothes and shoes shops, interior shops, DVD’s shop of almost all artsy European titles, boutiques, gift shops including traditional wooden toys and skater’s shops are also available here. Shoppers would definitely not be disappointed to choose this place for shopping.
More than 40 shops are there in the mall that is spread over four stories. The interior of the mall is stunning to the eye having high ceilings and rich decoration. Shops around the central atrium under the original 19th century glass dome attract the visitors a lot. The view of entire mall could be enjoyed from the three mezzanines on the top storey. Three storey café Ovidius is another attraction of the mall.
This building was Amsterdam’s post office earlier and has been transformed into shopping mall ‘Magna Plaza’ in 1992. Designed in a Neo-Gothical style the building was designed by a Dutch architect P.C Peters. As the building has pear-shaped towers so locally it is also well known as ‘Perenburg’ means ‘Pearcastle’.
For refreshment an Italian coffee bar and an Italian style brasserie welcomes the guests. A grand piano has also been placed in the middle of the ground floor to enjoy the live music on weekends or holidays. The music from the grand piano is the most welcoming one. The mall entertains the visitors all the seven days of the week. Opening timing may differ so it’s better to visit the place accordingly. The mall is easily accessible by car as well as public transport.
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