Albert Cuyp market / In the middle of the Pijp you find the Albert Cuyp market. Stalls sell everything from fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish and spices to clothes, cosmetics and bedding. The prices are among the cheapest in Amsterdam. The market gets very crowded especially on a sunny day and Saturdays. Traditional Dutch refreshment is available as well – harings and cheese of all kinds. Behind the Albert Cuyp street there are other shops with good deals on computers, pets, furniture, haircuts, vintage, fashion and more. Open from 9:30 am to about 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, can close earlier in winter and due to bad weather.
Ten Katemarkt / Ten Katemarkt is a daily market in Amsterdam Oud-West where you can buy fabrics, flowers, cheese, furniture, clothing, vegetables and fruit. At Ten Katestraat in Amsterdam’s Oud-West neighbourhood you can find the bustling Ten Katemarkt. It is a bit hidden in a shopping street (Kinkerstraat). The market is not that big. It has around 130 stalls selling various fabrics, foods and clothing. A small section of the market continues on the other side of the Kinkerstraat. They sell great hummus and fresh vegetables for a good price! Really nice market with a lot of locals shopping here and do their groceries for a good price.
Waterlooplein / When I was jung I used to go to this market al lot. So many beautiful vintage clothing for a very good price! Every large city has a flea market. Amsterdam has Waterlooplein Market, traditionally a Jewish market for the sale of everyday goods, but because of the persecution of the Jews in WW II the character of the market changed. The heyday of the present Waterlooplein Market was in the sixties and the seventies. Hippies, flower power, American tourists; those were the days! Because of the new town hall and theatre Waterlooplein market decreased considerably in size. The present market has 300 stalls and is open 6 days per week. In the future the market will extend to the building ‘The Stopera’ next to the market.
Dappermarkt / The Dappermarket is open every day except Sunday, the Dappermarkt has about 200 stalls selling everything from appliances and pillows to flowers and plants. In addition to fresh produce, fish and meat you’ll find specialty foods from a variety of countries, especially Suriname, Turkey and Morocco. The Dappermarkt is located within walking distance of the Oosterpark, Tropenmuseum and Muiderpoort railway station.
Bloemenmarkt / This market is very famous for selling our popular tulips as a souvenir. The floating flower market at the Singel Canal is one of the most colorful and fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam in all four seasons. It is unique in that the merchandise is displayed on floating barges. This is a relic from the days when the flowers and plants sold at this market were shipped in from the horticultural areas around the city by barges. Fresh flowers are still brought in every day. So go here and buy yourself a beautiful flower and some tulip bulbs as a souvenir for family and friends.
Nieuwmarkt / The Nieuwmarkt (new market) itself is a square in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, next to the Red Light District. The area was once an open canal, but the waterways were filled in in 1614 to create the marketplace which gives the square its name. A daily market is still held here, and the square is also home to an organic market every Saturday. Many lively cafés, bars, restaurants and interesting shops surround the square, making it the perfect place to spend a few hours browsing and people-watching.
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Noordermarket on Saturday / A bustling biological market takes over the square at the Noordermarkt every Saturday – I sometimes go here on Saturday to eat oysters and drink Champagne with my friends at my favorite stall. One part focused on organic food, the other half full of vibrant shopping surprises. Take a stroll through the stalls and stumble upon fine antiques, curiosities, earrings, rings, jewellery, sunglasses, Oriental rugs, clothes, art, kitsch, design, rare old books and LP records. Or explore the organic food market, where you can enjoy a delicious snack or stock up on ingredients for a gourmet dinner. You’ll find the full spectrum of organic foods here, including fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese, as well as fresh herbs, pasta, grains and olive oil. The market is located at the edge of the Jordaan district, surrounded by lively bars and cafés.
Noordermarkt on Monday / On Monday mornings the Noordermarkt is home to a small but delightful flea market. Here you’ll find a mix of second-hand goods for sale, ranging from antiques and books to clothes and household kitsch. At the edge of the Noordermarkt flea market you’ll find a number of stalls selling fabric by the metre, leading you to the Monday ‘Lapjesmarkt’ (textile market) just around the corner on the Westerstraat.
Antique centre Amsterdam / I love this place. If you like old stuff you will find your hidden gem over here! Antiekcentrum Amsterdam is an antique market, which takes almost the whole block of houses between Looiersgracht and Elandsgracht – all of them under one roof, as this is one of the few covered markets in Amsterdam. Warm in winter, dusty in the summer, this place seems a paradise for all kind of collectors: antique furniture, old paintings, used watches, old jewelry, silverware, toys, curiosa. Complicated narrow corridors will lead you through 73 stands with antiques and curiosa. Additionally on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday private people may rent a small tables and trade with their collections.
Book market Oudemanhuispoort / The Oudemanhuispoort book market is located in a covered passageway in the centre of Amsterdam in between a number of historical university buildings. Open every day except Sunday, this market is worth visiting for its selection of (second-hand) books, prints and sheet music, as well as its charming atmosphere. Forming part of the entrance to the University of Amsterdam’s law faculty, the Oudemanhuispoort book market is a historical haven for bibliophiles in the city. Now a listed building, the complex takes its name from its original function as a home for poor, elderly men and women.
Book market on the Spui every Friday / Old, rare, second hand and out-of-print books. Every Friday all kind of books are to be found at the Spui Book market in Amsterdam. For over 20 years this book market attracts booklovers from the Netherlands as well as from abroad. They all know: this is the place to look for that one book still missing. Special books, interesting books, captivating books, exploratory books, thrilling books: books of almost every subject are on display. There is even more to be found. Lovers of old prints, pamphlets, posters, documents or periodicals may find an interesting subject, too. The books are not only in Dutch but also English, French, German or even another language. The whole year around every Friday around 25 booksellers from all over the Netherlands bring their books to this market, which is to be found in the very heart of old Amsterdam.
Vlooienmarkt IJ-hallen / The IJ-Hallen is the biggest and most unique flea market in Europe and is located in the most densely populated area of The Netherlands. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced and you will have a great chance of finding what you are looking for. The IJ-Hallen is recommended to anyone who loves flea markets and great bargains. Visitor prices: Adults 5 euros and kids 2 euros. Free parking opportunity opposite to Papaverweg 50, 1032 KJ Amsterdam. € 1,30 per hour closer to the market.
Lindenmarkt / Lindenmarkt is next to the Noordermarket. One of the bigger markets in Amsterdam. I love this place because of the location and the fact that it is next to the biological market on the Noordermarket on Saturday where I love to spend my time during the weekend. It is held each Saturday from 9:00 to 16:00 on Lindengracht in the Jordaan neighborhood. The first market in this street was held in 1894 and it is, more than 120 years later, still a busy and attractive market to see and walk across it. On Lindengracht and the surrounding neighbourhood are a number of ‘hofjes’, small courtyards surrounded by almshouses. Some of them, like Lindenhofje (from 1616) and Suykerhofje (from 1667), have their gatehouse facing Lindengracht street. Lindenhofje is not open to the public, but you can still visit Suykerhofje (Lindengracht 149-163) and view its abundantly green courtyard and surrounding charming houses. Lindengracht used to be a canal, dug at the beginning of the 17th century, during a large city expansion plan. In 1895 it was filled in.
Lapjesmarkt / Lapjesmarkt – This means Patch Market in English. This is a lovely street market that is held on Monday morning on Westerstraat in the heart of the Jordaan neighborhood. It has over 160 street vendors. Lapjesmarkt is for lovers of crafts, making clothes and everything you need for this: buttons, poppers, ribbons, yarns, pins, needles. But – more than the name ‘Lapjesmarkt’ suggests – not only curtain fabric, leather and clothing are sold at the market. You can buy here also cosmetics, new watches, and small interior decoration objects.
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Pekmarkt / The Pekmarkt takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Van der Pekstraat in Amsterdam Noord. As of 11 October 2014, the regular market will be bolstered by a recurring theme market, including the likes of vintage, organic, design and crafts products.