Shopping the Winter and Summer Sales in Amsterdam

Every year during January and July, store windows become emblazoned with sale posters reading “uitverkoop,” “opruiming” (both meaning “clearance sale”), “solden,” or just “sale.”Even stores on some of the more posh shopping streets, such as Haarlemmerstraat, Utrechtsestraat, the Nine Streets (Negen Straatjes), and Cornelis Schuytstraat—where

prices during the rest of the year may keep some …

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