It looks like the land of herb and in-your-face red light districts is about to get some wholesome competition. Yep, Apple is reportedly planning to open it’s first Apple Store in Amsterdam sometime in 2011.
Citing a few sources, the Dutch-language block One More Thing writes that Apple recently leased the ground floor and mezzanine of the Hirsch Building which dates back to the early 1900s. Apple also reportedly has begun reaching out to various Dutch companies regarding technical and architectural changes it has in mind – which, of course, is par for the course for Apple. At Apple’s most recent store opening in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, Apple wasn’t too keen on a shoddy rail station stop located just a few meters from the store entrance and foot the bill to renovate the station to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
Anyhow, below is a map of the ground floor of the Hirsch Building, with the planned Apple Store in red.