Street markets in Amsterdam

Street markets in Amsterdam

Street markets originally sold mainly food, and most still sell food and clothing, but they have become more specialised. A complete list of Amsterdam markets (with opening times and the number of stalls) can be found at online at Hollandse Markten (http://www.hollandsemarkten.nl/markten/?nav_id=1.1&g_id=1se) and Amsterdam.info (http://www.amsterdam.info/markets) in English.

- Albert Cuyp. Largest in Amsterdam, best-known street market in the country. Monday to Saturday from about 9AM until around 5PM.

- Dappermarkt. In the east, behind the zoo, and was voted best market in the Netherlands. Monday to Saturday from about 8AM until around 5PM.

- Ten Cate Market. 3rd Largest in Amsterdam. Monday to Saturday from about 8AM until around 5PM. Food, households, flowers and clothing.

- Waterlooplein. Well-known but overrated flea market. Monday to Saturday until about 5PM.

- Lindengracht. In the Jordaan, selling a wide range of goods, fruit and vegetables, fish and various household items. Saturday only. 9AM to 4PM. Tram 3 or 10 to Marnixplein, and a short walk along the Lijnbaansgracht.

- Spui. Fridays: Books. Sundays: Art and Antiques.

- Bloemenmarkt. Floating flower market, open daily on the Singel canal, near Muntplein. Make sure you buy pre-approved bulbs if taking them to the US or Canada. They will have the holographic licence and export tag on the bag. It was becoming a tourist trap market but the council told the stall owners to stop selling tourist junk. But you can still get tourist junk. :)
- Lapjesmarkt. Westerstraat, in the Jordaan. A specialist market concentrating on selling cloth and material for making clothes, curtains etc. Mondays only. 9AM to 1PM. Tram 3 or 10 to Marnixplein.

- Noordermarkt. In the historical Jordaan area of the city. On Monday morning (9AM to 1PM) the Noordermarkt is a flea market selling fabrics, records, second-hand clothing etc, and forms part of the Lapjesmarkt mentioned above. On Saturday (9AM to 4PM), the Noordermarkt is a biological food market, selling a wide range of ecological products like organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, cheese, mushrooms etc, there is also a small flea market. Tram 3 or 10 to Marnixplein, and a short walk down the Westerstraat.

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