Shopping at Schiphol Airport

The Netherlands is a small country within the European Union, yet Amsterdam is one of the most famous places to visit in the world. There are high fashion boutiques in this city, but not as much as Paris or Milan. You can also shop at Schiphol Airport, but there are not many luxury boutiques. They do have Hermes though.

Shopping at airport overview

 

Price comparison tax-free in Schiphol airport vs boutiques in Amsterdam

You can shop duty free at Schiphol airport. Duty free means that the prices are VAT excluded, which can save you time because you don’t need to go through the tax-refund process. Duty free also means that you don’t need to pay the extra fee for the work of processing your tax-refund application. Here’s an example:

Let’s say you want to buy the Twilly in silk, which currently retails for €810 euro (price as per September 2017). Now, let’s compare the prices:

Price Schiphol airport

Retail Price €810 euro
Airport Tax-free Price €670 euro

 

Price the Netherlands boutiques with VAT-refund

Retail Price €810 euro
VAT Refund €90 euro
Retail Price – VAT Refund €720 euro

 

The map: before and after passport control

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Shopping before passport control

If you haven’t passed the passport control, then you are still in the public area. This area has limited luxury stores. If you want to visit more exclusive stores, you will need to go through the passport control.

Stores before passport control

KIKO Milano
Opening hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Nespresso
Opening hours: After security: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
SuitSupply
Opening hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Victoria’s Secret
Opening hours: 07:00 – 22:00

Shopping after passport control

After you’ve passed the passport control, you will be able to find stores like Bottega Veneta, Hermes or Burberry very quickly. Check out more stores below.

Stores after passport control

Bottega Veneta
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Burberry
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Bvlgari
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Fashion & Travel
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Gassan Diamonds
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Fine Chocolates
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Gucci
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Hermès
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
MAC Cosmetics
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Omega
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Rolex
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight
Swarovski
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight

Victoria’s Secret
Opening hours: Open from 1.5h before first flight until 0.5h before departure last flight

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