Amsterdam markets Information
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Dappermarkt (bargains, international goods and foods)
Over on the east (oost) side of the city, Dappermarkt is a huge open marketplace. Larger than the likes of the Albert Cuyp and commonly known to be cheapest in the city. You’ll be able to pick up something truly fantastic here for just ten or so euros. Diverse not only in the wares on show, cultures from all over the world come together in Amsterdam’s marketplaces. Nearby is Oosterpark, which is landscaped in the style of an English manor garden.
Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 17.00
Waterlooplein (flea market)
Once a large Jewish presence defined the market and the whole area, but post-World War II, the area came to be home to a large hippie population, who breathed life back into the flea market. Described conversely as junky and picturesque, the market has an eclectic atmosphere. Nearby you’ll find the Rembrandthuis museum, a number of cafes and also the Portuguese synagogue.
Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.30
Saturday 8.30 – 17.30
Albert Cuyp (farmers market, flowers)
Named after a famous Dutch painter, the Albert Cuyp street market on the Eastern Canal Ring has been in business for over 100 years. Primarily aimed at your stomach, with tempting treats all around, the Cuyp is Holland’s largest street market. You’ll find everything from clothing and fabric to fresh produce, including fish and flowers.
Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 17.30
Bloemenmarkt (flower market)
Selling fresh cut flowers all year, spring bedding flowers in spring and Christmas trees in December, this beautiful floating market is a must for the green-fingered. If you don’t get the chance to travel south of Amsterdam to the Keukenhof, where billions of tulips are grown ready for export. Head to Singel on the Western Canal Ring for your tulips, bulbs and related souvenirs. Nearby shops selling souvenirs are on Koningsplein and Muntplein. Open daily all year round, sometimes open on a Sunday.
Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 18.00
De Looier (antiques and vintage)
Perfect for a meander if it’s raining, De Looier has around 100 stalls to check out, filled with all sorts from genuine antiques, to goods of questionable usefulness. American tourists once cleared the place of a valuable porcelain brand after it was mentioned in a guidebook. An on-site café allows you to stop and catch your breath before you dive back in. Easy to reach, De Looier is close to town in the Central Canal Ring. Open year-round.
Saturday to Thursday 11.00 - 17.00
Noordermarkt (clothing, flea market)
Located in a church square in the of trendy Jordaan neighbourhood Western Canal Ring Noordermarkt opens to the public twice a week. Get there (early) on a Monday for a lively flea market, complete with vintage and military surplus stalls.
Saturdays are for the foodies, with organic, locally sourced products such as cheeses, breads and meats to try. When it comes to where to stop off afterwards, there’s plenty of choice, the Dutch apple tart with cream is a must-try! Open on Mondays (general) and Saturdays (organic produce) year-round.
Monday 9.00 - 13.00
Saturday 9.00 - 17.00
Ten Kate markt (international goods and foods, farmers market and clothing)
130 stalls selling absolutely everything from fabrics to baby clothes and foodstuffs from all around the world. Nearby bakeries and restaurants sell food from across the globe too, check out the traditional Dutch bakery amidst fresh cheeses and a popular Greek food stand. Perfect for a peckish peruse, this is just one of many markets that excels in food. The nearby the Ad Straathof bakery has residents of other areas in jealous fits with their delicious doughnuts!
Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 17.00