Magna Plaza Amsterdam: Dutch Shopping

Magna Plaza, Amsterdam Shop Building, Dutch Store, Shopping Holland, Retail Building

Magna Plaza Amsterdam : Dutch Capital Retail Building

Shoppingcenter Holland – Retail Development in The Netherlands

Magna Plaza

City centre shopping centre former post office

Date built: 1893-99

Design: Peters / Ruijssenaars

Magna Plaza Amsterdam

Magna Plaza Magna Dutch Capital Retail Building
photographs © Adrian Welch

The building’s interior consists of a central hall with galleries on two upper floors, surrounded by arcades and crowned by a sunroof. The public function of the building was limited to the ground floor, while the rest of the building was only accessible to personnel of the PTT.

Store Interior
Magna Plaza interior Magna Plaza shops Magna Plaza stores
photographs © AJW

Location: just north of the main square – Dam Square, in the centre of the city

In 1987 the PTT announced that it intended to vacate the building and it was sold the next year for ƒ 7,5 million (about €3,2 million) to Larmag, a Swedish real estate developer, who intended to repurpose the building as a luxurious shopping mall. Maintaining and optimally using the monumental building was a main criterion. The construction started in February 1991.

Amsterdam Retail Building Amsterdam Shopping Centre Shopping Center Magna Plaza
photographs © AW

Address:
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, Netherlands


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