Vroom & Dreesmann
Vroom & Dreesmann (Kalverstraat 203, The Old City Center (Het Centrum), Amsterdam) — If Dutch department store behemoth De Bijenkorf is Macy’s, V & D, as it’s called, is a much smaller version of New York’s landmark department store. From ties to towels, the selections are more than decent, though none will make much of an impression nor, when it comes to your wallet, a depression. That noted, in recent years the women’s clothes have become quite trendy. Check out the children’s section as well as in-house eatery La Place, whose bakery practically spills into the department store, scenting the accessories department with a dash of sugar.