New Store To Open in New Country

February 22, 2012

Apple’s retail store chain will expand to its 12th country on March 3rd when the Amsterdam (The Netherlands) store holds its grand opening in that city. The store will be on the ground floor and mezzanine of the historic Hirsch Building in city center, with the two levels connected by a spiral glass staircase. The interior of the store is reminiscent of the Opéra (Paris) store, according to spy photos, with a tall ceiling, ornate support pillars and many other renovated historic details. Apple administrative offices will occupy an upper floor of the building. The store was first hinted in November 2010 when local Apple enthusiasts noticed architectural proposals submitted to the city. The store has been under construction since May 2011, and last week the restored exterior was finally revealed when the construction barricade was removed. Since then the windows have been covered in “royal orange” plastic printed with the words “Coming Soon.” The grand opening will be held at 10 a.m.

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