De Bijenkorf

Department Store in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Amsterdam's most fashionable department store has a grander exterior than interior, but it occupies the city's highest-profile location, facing the Royal Palace. Shoppers will enjoy the well-chosen clothing, cosmetics, accessories, toys, homewares and books. The snazzy cafe on the 5th floor has a terrace with steeple views.

It's a good place to stop in to use the bathrooms, which are free.