International Apple Stores

Despite previous denials of plans for official Apple Stores internationally, CNet is reporting that Apple will be opening a retail store in the Netherlands:

Patrick van Sloten, who manages Machouse, an independent Apple dealer in the Netherlands, said Apple has told dealers that it plans to open a store in Amsterdam. An announcement is scheduled for July 17, the same day Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers a keynote address at Macworld Expo in New York.

Update: Gabriel reports that Apple will also be opening a store in Paris, France as well.