This week Apple has opened their first Flagship Store in Amsterdam at the "Leidsesquare". The impressive building used to be a fashion-palace "Hirsch & Cie" for the upper ten from 1912-1976. In the seventies it had to close because younger people didn't want to wear the "old-fashioned" clothes. A Bank has used the building until 2011 when Apple started to renovate the inside.
The famous glass stairs, but they had to remove a part of the floor to get a vide.
When it opened last saturday there was a huge queue around the building, but at a weekly day it was a bit quiet.
They tried to keep some old elements as the pilars and illumination equipement with copper, but I am not sure I like the result.