Markets in Amsterdam

Market Op Het SpiuShopping in Amsterdam’s colourful and lively markets is a great way to clinch a bargain while picking up a few Dutch souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

The city’s market culture dates back to the early 18th century with the first stall set up in the Jewish Quarter in 1783. Today, there are 12 daily outdoor markets, 15 markets which are open one or two days of the week and several markets which open on a certain day of the season. Most are open during normal shopping hours so weather permitting, you can shop to your hearts’ content. Of course while you are pursuing through the items, always keep your eye on your belongings, as markets are every pick-pocketers paradise.

There are some great markets to choose, located mostly in the centre of town. Whatever you are into, you are most likely to find it at one of the many markets- whether its general domestic appliances and other household goods or speciality produce such as cheeses or bread. All items are individually priced but if you are really daring, go down to the Waterlooplein Flea Market, one of the few markets in Amsterdam where haggling is commonplace, for your flowers or plants visit the Flower Market – Bloemenmarkt, and for your biological food check the Farmer’s market - Boerenmarkt (on Noordermarkt).

The most known Amsterdam's markets are:

Antiekcentrum in Amsterdam - Antique Center

Antiekcentrum in Amsterdam - Antique Center

Elandsgracht 109, 1016 TT Amsterdam

Specialty: furniture, jewelry, silverware, collectables.
Located: Elandsgracht 109, 1016 TT
Open: each day of the week except Tuesday:11am–6pm, on weekends:10am–5pm

Postzegelmarkt in Amsterdam

Postzegelmarkt in Amsterdam

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 280, 1012 RL Amsterdam

Specialty: stamps, coins, old postcards, commemorative medals
Located: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 280, 1012 RL
Open: Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Westerstraat Market in Jordaan

Westerstraat Market in Jordaan

Westerstraat, 1015 ML Amsterdam

Speciality: Clothes and shoes, textiles, small objects, general goods.
Located: Westerstraat, 1015 ML
Tram: Marnixbad: tram 3 & 10
Open: Monday 9.00 am - 13.00 pm

Flower Market in Amsterdam

Flower Market in Amsterdam

Singel canal, 1071 AZ Amsterdam

Speciality: Flowers, seeds, bulbs and rare flowers
Located: Singel, 1071 AZ
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Waterlooplein Flea Market in Amsterdam

Waterlooplein Flea Market in Amsterdam

Waterlooplein, 1011 PG Amsterdam

Speciality: second-hand clothes, curiosa
Located: Waterlooplein, 1011 PG
Open: Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Boekenmarkt Op Het Spui, Amsterdam

Boekenmarkt Op Het Spui, Amsterdam

Het Spui, 1012 WZ Amsterdam

Speciality: books, cards, maps, engravings
Located: Oudemanhuispoort
Open: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam

Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam

Albert Cuypstraat, 1072 CN Amsterdam

Speciality: General goods, food produce, exotic herbs and spices
Located: Albert Cuypstraat/Ferdinand Bolstraat, 1072 LL
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Art Plein Spui Market in Amsterdam

Art Plein Spui Market in Amsterdam

Spui Plein, 1012 WZ Amsterdam

Speciality: Original prints, small oil paintings
Located: Spui Plein, 1012 WZ
Open: Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (not in winter)

Farmer's Market on Noordermarkt

Farmer's Market on Noordermarkt

Noordermarkt, 1015 MV Amsterdam

Speciality: organic food, fruit, mushrooms, cheese, snacks
Located: Noordermarkt, 1015 MV
Open: Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Dappermarkt in Amsterdam

Dappermarkt in Amsterdam

Dapperstraat, 1093 BT Amsterdam

Speciality: Clothes, food, general goods
Located: Dapperstraat, 1093 BK
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Lindengracht Market in Amsterdam

Lindengracht Market in Amsterdam

Lindengracht, 1015 KJ Amsterdam

Speciality: food, general goods, bicycles and bicycle parts, shoes
Located: Lindengracht, 1015 KJ
Open: Saturday 9am - 4pm

Marqt – Farmers Market in Amsterdam

Marqt – Farmers Market in Amsterdam

Overtoom 21-25, 1054 HD Amsterdam

Speciality: organic food, fruit, bread, cheese, wines
Located: Overtoom 21-25, 1054 HD
Open:each day of the week except Friday:11am – 5pm

Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam

Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam

Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Speciality: organic food, antiques, ornaments, clothes.
Located: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR
Open: Farmer's market Saturdays 9am - 5pm, Antiques May-Oct 9am - 5pm