Amsterdam has many markets, ranging from general markets where the locals buy food and cheap clothing to markets with specific themes such as art, books and the like. On this page you will find the best markets in the city.
Albert Cuyp Market
The most famous market in Amsterdam is without a doubt the Albert Cuyp. This market is located in De Pijp, the trendy yet folksy neighborhood in the Southside. The market consists of a kilometer long street with more than 250 stalls. This is the number one local market in the city, and it has been for over a hundred years.
Expect typical Dutch items such as cheese, caramel waffles (“stroopwafels”), fish and some of the best fries in town too. This is the market to go to if you’re looking to get a taste of the local culture. The market men still advertize their wares by yelling vigorously from the back of their stall.
Another plus of the Albert Cuyp is that there are plenty of nice places to eat on and around the market. That way you can do some shopping and after have a great lunch in a classic Amsterdam neighborhood. Typical for Amsterdam culture, the Albert Cuyp effortlessly combines a strong local Amsterdam feel with influences from all over the world such as Surinam, Hindu, Chinese and Moroccan.
Monday til Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00
Albert Cuyp website
Another local, general market is the Dappermarkt in the Eastside of Amsterdam. This market has an even more international feel to it than the Albert Cuyp with a multitude of cultures and influences. The Dappermarkt has nearly 250 stalls.
It has a slight emphasis on clothing and textile, but you can find all daily groceries on this typical Amsterdam market and is more or less to the Eastside what the famous Albert Cuyp market is to the Southside.
Monday til Saturday: 8:00 – 18:00
Noordermarkt is located in the Jordaan, right next to the center of Amsterdam. On Monday, this is a second hand goods market that offers everything from clothing to antiques and old Dutch household items. On Saturday the Noordermarkt is the place to go if you’re into biological and ecological products.
A big plus of the Noordermarkt is that the market is located next to the Noorderkerk (“Northern Church”). This beautiful structure in the Jordaan is a must see anyway. So best is to do so when one of the markets is open.
Waterlooplein is the oldest market in Amsterdam. It used to be the main market too. At the moment it is the only market in Amsterdam where you can negotiate on the price. It is a flea market with new and second hand clothing, old books, shoes, military clothing, electronics and a lot of curiosa in general. Waterlooplein is located between Rembrandtplein and Artis Zoo. It has 300 stalls. Definitely worth a visit!
Stamp & Coin market
A small and very traditional collectors market is located on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, right behind Dam Square. This market offers stamps and coins and various other collectables. It is a good place if you want to enjoy some good old fashioned Amsterdam tradition, or when you want to spice up your collection. This market is known to have a few gems on sale at all times, so its worth checking out.
Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00-16:00