Amsterdam is packed with unique culture and history and offers some of the best shopping destinations in the Netherlands. Year-round and seasonal markets in Amsterdam offer visitors the chance to savour ethnic foods, shop for locally made artwork, and find exciting souvenirs to take home.

    Throughout Amsterdam, indoor and outdoor markets range from farmers markets and street vendors to floating flower shops and book markets. Learn about some of the best places to find markets in Amsterdam, with year-round shopping options.


    Albert Cuyp Market

    Find unique treasures at an outdoor market

    The Albert Cuyp Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in the Netherlands, a daytime market that operates 6 days a week. This long-running market is located in De Pijp, in the Oud-Zuid district of Amsterdam, on a street open only to pedestrian traffic during market hours.

    Visitors are drawn to the Albert Cuyp Market for its diverse collection of international vendors and cultures, along with the world-famous Dutch stroopwafels that are served fresh within the market. The market square also houses a variety of different international restaurants, shops and bars, which add to the unique multicultural feeling of the Albert Cuyp Market.

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    Location: Albert Cuypstraat, 1073 BD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)


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    Waterlooplein Market

    Peruse a diverse flea market

    The Waterlooplein Market is a flea market in Amsterdam held 6 days a week on a site that has hosted public markets since the 19th century. This historical market is located in Waterlooplein square near the Amstel river, in the Groot Waterloo district.

    Within the Waterlooplein Market, you’ll find nearly 300 vendors offering a range of goods from antiques and curiosities to art and souvenirs, jewellery and leather crafts. A variety of food and drink is also offered, from traditional fare to regional ethnic dishes including Greek, Lebanese and Italian.

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    Location: Waterlooplein 2, 1011 NZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +31 (0)20 624 1111


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    Browse stalls at a historic market

    Dappermarkt is a local street market with over 100 years of history and is one of the busiest markets in Amsterdam where you'll find a variety of goods. Housed on an official market street, the Dapperstraat, the market is located in east Amsterdam.

    The Dappermarkt offers various goods and vendors, including many multicultural options across over 250 market stalls. This market is especially popular with locals for its diverse offerings of fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods and ready-made meals and ethnic foods.

    Location: Dapperstraat 279, 1093 BS Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +31 (0)20 694 7495


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    See vibrant blooms at a flower market

    Bloemenmarkt was the world's only floating flower market, a remnant from the 1800s when flowers would arrive in Amsterdam by barge from the Dutch countryside. Today’s modern stalls still float on the Singel canal, located in Amsterdam’s southern canal belt.

    Visitors to Bloemenmarkt can still enjoy fresh flowers and vibrant blooms, along with flower bulbs to plant at home for an ongoing reminder of the rich culture of Amsterdam. Floating stalls at the market also sell a variety of flower-themed souvenirs and gifts, as well as memorabilia and other trinkets.

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    Location: Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5.30 pm



    Shop for bargain goods

    IJ-Hallen is a secondhand and flea market held one weekend a month in Amsterdam and a great spot to visit for bargain hunting. The monthly market has a combination of indoor and outdoor stalls in two large warehouses on NDSM Werf, in Amsterdam-Noord.

    Locals recommend bringing a tote or other bags to carry your purchases from IJ-Hallen, as well as bringing small change. Parking around the market is limited, so it is recommended to travel by public transit or take the free NDSM-ferry from the Amsterdam Central Station.

    Location: T.T. Neveritaweg 15, 1033 WB Amsterdam-Noord, Netherlands

    Open: Hours vary by event



    Browse offerings at numerous markets on the square

    Noordermarkt is a neighbourhood square that hosts multiple markets each week on a historic site that has hosted public markets for several hundred years. These weekly market events are held in the Noordermarkt square in Jordaan, between the Westerstraat and Lindengracht.

    Visitors are drawn to Noordermarkt from all over the area to explore goods ranging from glass and tableware to children's toys, textiles, books, and artwork, as well as an organic farmer’s market. Market days are Saturdays and Mondays, with additional markets often held within walking distance.

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    Location: 1015 NA Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday from 9 am to 1 pm (closed on Sundays, closed Tuesday—Friday)

    Phone: +31 (0)20 531 3233


    Ten Katemarkt

    Enjoy modern gifts at a street market

    Ten Katemarkt is a modern neighbourhood market held 6 days a week, operating for over 100 years. The market is located in Kinkerbuurt, in Amsterdam-West. It operates on several streets that are only open to pedestrian traffic during market hours.

    Ten Katemarkt is well known for its diverse food and produce vendors, ranging from freshly baked breads to farm-grown veggies and fruits, street food, and ready-made meals. This market is frequented by locals, who recommend visiting earlier in the day to ensure the best selection.

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    Location: Ten Katestraat 34, 1053 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday—Saturday 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)


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    Artplein Spui

    Find hidden gems of artwork

    Artplein-Spui is an open-air artist market held seasonally on Spui Square, featuring artists working with a diverse collection of mediums. Spui Square is located in central Amsterdam, near popular locations like the Amsterdam Museum, the Lieverdje and the Begijnhof.

    Artplein-Spui typically features around 25 different artists, which rotate each week, who present art ranging from paintings and sculptures to ceramics, jewellery, glass, and mixed media. Art styles vary from modern contemporary pieces to traditional and classic, and attendees have the unique opportunity to speak directly with the artists themselves.

    Location: Spui 20HS, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: March—December. Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (closed Monday—Saturday)

    Phone: +31 (0)61 426 8980


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    Sample eclectic textile patches

    Lapjesmarkt, or Westerstraat Markt, is an outdoor textiles market known as a 'patch market' in English. This Monday morning market is held on street Westerstraat, in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam.

    At Lapjesmarkt, you’ll find a wide variety of fabrics and textiles, along with clothing, shoes and haberdashery. In recent years, the market’s 170+ vendors have also begun selling assorted other goods ranging from jewellery and souvenirs to interior decor items. You're sure to find just the right souvenir or gift.

    Location: Westerstraat, 1015 LZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Monday from 9 am to 1 pm (closed Tuesday—Sunday)



    Find your next favorite read

    Boekenmarkt is a weekly outdoor book market in Amsterdam, where you’ll find a wide variety of books in various languages in every genre. This classic book market has been operating for over 20 years on Spui Square in central Amsterdam.

    Visitors to the Boekenmarkt will find books ranging from rare and unusual finds to first editions and second-hand literature–something for everyone. The market also often has other finds, such as documents, old prints and posters, periodicals, and other vintage printed materials, to peruse.

    Location: Spui, 1012 WX Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Friday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed Saturday—Thursday)


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