Magna Plaza, Amsterdam

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Take the shopping trip of your dreams at Magna Plaza, a world-class shopping mall that was once the main post office of Amsterdam. Before entering, marvel at the elegant architecture of the building, considered one of the city's 10 most valuable. Once inside, explore the central hall, the galleries, and even the arcades. A sunroof crowns the structure and soaks it in natural light. Use our Amsterdam trip planner to visit Magna Plaza on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great architecture. Shopping was ok, worth a look if you are in the area. We went in to get out of the rain. We ended up eating there as there was a nice choice of places to eat and drink inside.  more »
  • In the former Amsterdam main post office, located on the corner of the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and the Raadhuisstraat and also at the rear of the palace on Dam Square, the shopping complex Magna Plaza is located. You will find ion the building divided over the various floors, shops with a very diverse assortment such as cheese, clothing, interior accessories, walking bikes, etc. and on the top floor a so-called "Foodhal". For a snack and a drink. A piece of history about the building, as previously mentioned was located here the Amsterdam main Post office, the architectural style is neoclassical with a mixed form of Gothic and Renaissance. The brick exterior is embellished with an abundance of geornamable art works and richly profiled frames of window and doors in natural stone. The large roof tops have pointless stairs and the openwork spires of the middle towers have a pear-shaped crowning. The interior consists of a central hall with therefore a number of floors surrounded by arcades and above that a light canopy the construction period of the former main post office dates from the end of the 19th century and is a design of the Rijksbouwmeester C.H. Peters. The architectural part of the complex is very valuable and definitely worth checking out at ease. The shops and "Foodhal" are a nice bijkomstility, not more and no less.
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  • It's a very pretty shopping centre with a lot of interesting stores, mainly that sell cloths. It has four floors and escalators. At the top level, you will find all kind of restaurants, from BBQ, a burger place, Susi, Italian, etc. I will definitely come back here to try some of the food they have here.
  • It is a nice old building which is transformed to a shopping mall. The place seems huge from the outside but from the inside it is not that big and not too much shop varieties are there. The top floor is a food court. The varieties are also limited
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