Opening hours

shops closed on Sunday and Monday morning


Normal shopping hours are 9:00 or 10:00 to 18:00 (17:00 on Saturday). Traditionally, shops and markets are closed all day Sunday and Monday mornings.

According to the law all shops in Amsterdam are allowed to be open every day from 6:00 (6am) to 22:00 (10pm). This also applies to Sundays and most public holidays.

There are 3 days when all shops must be closed from 19:00 (7pm):

  • Good Friday (7 April 2023)
  • Remembrance Day (4 May 2023)
  • Christmas Eve (24 December 2023)

Night shops

Special evening or night shops are also allowed to be open between 22:00 (10pm) and 6:00 (6am).


Grocery stores

Supermarkets tend to have slightly longer opening hours, often closing around 20:00 (8pm) or 22:00 (10pm). They usually open at 8:00 (8am).

Sunday openings

Some shops are staying open later in the evenings and a majority of the shops on the main shopping streets are open on Sundays.

Late-night shopping

In Amsterdam, it is late-night shopping (koopavond) on Thursdays until 21:00, when most shops on the main streets are open.