De Bijenkorf – meaning ‘the beehive’ – is the most renowned chain of premium department stores in the Netherlands. With flagship stores in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht and smaller stores in Amstelveen, Eindhoven and Maastricht, we are a true one stop luxury shopping experience, since 1870.
Wander around our stores to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Or take a break from shopping to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee at our cafés and restaurants.
If you live outside the European Union, you can easily get back the VAT on your purchases at de Bijenkorf. Both for purchases in our stores and online in de Bijenkorf webshop. We are working together with GlobalBlue and Vatfree.com on this.
What is tax-free shopping and how to shop tax-free? Please find all the information here.
De Bijenkorf makes extensive social and environmental contributions in an effort to create a more sustainable future. Our commitment to sustainability is present in all facets of the brand. Our sustainability policy, therefore, focuses on four pillars: a sustainable assortment, corporate social responsibility, giving back to society, and saving the bee. Explore our more sustainable range of products, made with respect for people, animals and planet.Shop now
Over a century and a half ago, in 1870, Amsterdam entrepreneur Simon Philip Goudsmit opened a small haberdashery shop called Magazijn de Bijenkorf (‘the Beehive Magazine’) on the city’s central Nieuwendijk shopping street.
Today, in 2022, de Bijenkorf is the oldest and most luxurious chain of department stores in the Netherlands, with seven stores spread throughout the country and online stores in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Austria.