Perfect for a good browse.
Now that the non-foodie parts of our markets are starting to re-open, there are plenty of things to peruse in Amsterdam’s fantastic markets. Whether you’re looking for something tasty, or something to wear, there’s a market selling it. Moreover, markets are fantastic places to spend the day and find some fascinating items that you didn’t even know you were looking for. [Featured photo: Unsplash]
1. Albert Cuyp Market
📍Albert Cuypstraat, 1073BD
As Europe’s largest daily market, this one had to feature on our list. it has 260 stalls, from delicious food stalls to bric-a-brac, there’s plenty to browse through and lots of lovely stall holders to speak to who will share their knowledge of the products with you.
📍Noordermarkt 42B, 1015 NA
If you’re a foodie then Noodermarkt is the place to be. There are loads of lovely fresh, organic fruit and veg stalls, amongst tons of other stalls selling basically everything, from clothes and books to dog toys.
📍Waterlooplein 2, 1011 NZ
Waterlooplein is the oldest flea market in Amsterdam and well worth visiting. You can buy anything here (more or less) but we love it for the vinyl records, vintage clothing, and books, of which there is a fantastic selection.
📍Singel, 1012 DH
Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world, and it’s definitely the best place to grab yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers. Whether it’s Amsterdam’s world-famous tulips or beautiful roses, you can find it all here.
📍Spui Plein, 1012 WZ
Here you can buy – you guessed it – artwork! Anything from handcrafted jewelry to watercolour landscapes and sculptures can be found at this lovely market and it’s a great place to browse because everything is so fascinating and beautiful.
6. IJ Hallen Flea Market
📍T.T. Neveritaweg 1, 1033 WB
This place is an absolute gold mine for vintage clothes, vintage furniture, and – well – vintage everything, really. It’s the biggest flea market in Europe and it costs € 5.00 per person for entry, but there are plenty of savings to be had inside. Plus, the ferry ride over to the market from behind Central Station is completely free so it’s easy to get to.
7. Boekenmarkt Op Het Spui
📍Spui, 1012 WX
Book lovers will adore this place. There are plenty of rare and hard-to-find books available to buy here, in tons of different languages, and the stall-holders certainly know their stuff. So if you’re looking for something in particular, this is the place to ask. It’s open every Friday, 10 am-6 pm.
📍Westerstraat, 1015 LZ
On Monday mornings, head to Westerstraat and you’ll find Lapjesmarkt. It’s perfect for vintage clothing lovers but there’s also tons of fabric on offer, so if you’re into sewing, or you’d like to start crafting from fabric, this place is fantastic.