If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam, and you enjoy browsing through vintage clothing, trying local street food, and spending a day outside, you’ll probably want to stop at some of the many daily markets the city has to offer. We have listed the best markets in Amsterdam for you to get started.
The Albert Cuyp Market is the most famous market in Amsterdam. The market was founded in 1905, and after a hundred years it’s still holding to its charm, frequently visited by locals and tourists alike. With its 260 market stalls, the Albert Cuyp is the largest market of Europe. It offers a combination of food stalls and clothing, fabrics, leather goods, jewelry, and much, much more. The Albert Cuyp is situated in De Pijp, which not only hosts the market, but is also a home to many stylish restaurants and bars. Open: Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
The Dappermarkt is a multicultural market in the East of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Oost) – a vivid, upcoming neighborhood. The assortment at the market varies from day to day, providing the visitors with a perfect blend of exotic food, from fruits to spices, along with clothing, shoes, and other merchandise found in the boutiques behind the market stands. Being one of the most popular and inexpensive daily markets in Amsterdam, it hosts around 250 stands and organizes live music performances from time to time. Open: Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
The market at Waterlooplein is a historical, vivid, and lively flea market. It is a big outdoor bazaar hosting 300 market stalls that sell new and second-hand vintage clothes, old books, electronics, art, musical instruments, and much, much more. Open: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm; Saturday: 8.30 am –5.30 pm
The Ten Katemarkt is situated in the western part of Amsterdam, called Oud-West. This is a typical market of Amsterdam and offers flowers, wine, cheese, clothes, vegetables, and fruits. There is a trendy building next to the market that hosts an inside food market that is also worth the visit: De Foodhallen.
The Nieuwmarkt is a historical market in the lively center of Amsterdam. Hosting a daily market during the week and an organic market on Saturdays, it is surely worth a look while visiting the square, situated next to the city’s Red Light District, filled with cafés, restaurants, and coffeeshops. When at the Nieuwmarkt, make sure to visit De Waag, a beautiful historical building built in 1488, now hosting an atmospheric restaurant and a café. Open: Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm