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PC Hooftstraat, Amsterdam World’s 3rd Best Shopping Street

A secret survey of 30 world-famous shopping streets ranks the P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam 3rd best shopping street in the world.

Singapore’s Orchard Road tops the list followed by Luxembourg’s Liberty Avenue.

A French company sent shopping spies to more than 400 stores in 30 popular shopping streets and asked them to grade their experiences, including customer service and restrooms.

Orchard Road scored high marks in nearly all areas, with excellent customer service in most stores and ultra-clean streets.

The Champs Elysees in Paris ranked only 16th. Researchers reported that customer services in most stores were unsatisfactory and the salespeople did not smile enough.

The other two streets in the top five are Bagdat Avenue in Istanbul and Sao Paulo’s Oscar Freire. Linking Road, Bandra in Mumbai came at the bottom of the list.

Amsterdam‘s mini Fifth Avenue, Pieter Cornelisz (P.C.) Hooftstraat, located in the Museum Quarter neighborhood, is home to high-end classics (Chanel, Gucci, Hermés, Louis Vuitton), jewelry (Chopard, Cartier) and lifestyle stores, as well as several boutiques selling more luxury labels.