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Amsterdam in top European shopping cities

Amsterdam in top European shopping cities

Amsterdam has been ranked as one of the top European cities for shopping, according to the Globe Shopper City Index, the world's first detailed international shopping index.

The Globe Shopper City Index: Europe enables the comparison of 33 major European cities according to their shopping advantages and disadvantages, as well as a dynamic ranking of criteria according to personal user preferences.

Europe is considered by many to be the world’s leading region for luxury shopping. The 33 cities on the index were chosen for their geographic diversity, the strength of their economy and their popularity as a travel destination.

Each city is rated for five categories important to travellers (below) and these categories are, in turn, broken down into key indicators - the shopping priorities:

 Shops
- Malls & Boutiques
- International brands
- Seasonal sales
- Genuine (as opposed to counterfeit) goods

 Affordability
- Shopper favourites
- Dining
- Hotels
- City transport
- Exchange-rate stability

 Convenience
- Use of foreign languages
- Shopping hours
- Price negotiation
- Safety

 Hotels & Transport
- Quality hotels
- Airports & flights
- Convenient transport to city centre
- Dependable city transport

 Culture & Climate
- Attractions & UNESCO sites
- International cuisine
- Popular events
- Strictness of visa regulations
- Agreeability of climate

Rankings
 London
› Madrid
 Barcelona
 Paris
 Rome
 Berlin
 Lisbon
 Amsterdam
 Prague
 Budapest
 Milan
 Vienna
 Istanbul
 Dublin
 Brussels
 Athens
 Munich
 Copenhagen
 Moscow
 Hamburg
 Stockholm
 Lyon
 Bratislava
 Bucharest
 Sofia
 Edinburgh & Kiev
 Warsaw
 St. Petersburg
 Helsinki
 Belgrade
 Oslo
 Geneva

For more information check the Globe Shopper City Index: Europe
The index was created by the Custom Research division of Economist Intelligence Unit and is sponsored by Global Blue.
 

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