IJ-Hallen flea market in Amsterdam

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Go treasure hunting at the biggest flea market in Europe – where bargain hunters and shopping lovers unite.

About the market

IJ-Hallen is a huge second-hand market in Amsterdam that sells almost everything. Once a month, two industrial warehouses are filled with 750 stands that sell second-hand clothes, shoes, antiquities, jewellery, books, and even furniture. Stalls are also set up in the outdoor area between the two buildings.

A quick ferry ride from Amsterdam Central takes you to an absolute treasure trove of bargains and special finds. The area is full of market stands, people, food stalls, and an eclectic atmosphere. For a fun and budget-friendly adventure, IJ-Hallen is a must-see!

You can read more information at the official website: http://ijhallen.nl/en/

Tips for visiting Amsterdam market

  • Bring a backpack or some extra bags with you to carry your purchases. Not all vendors will be able to provide a bag for that vintage coat or antique vase.
  • Bring small change – very useful for when you have negotiated a good bargain!
  • It can be cold in the warehouses, so wear some warm clothing.
  • "The early bird gets the worm". If you are dedicated to making that special find, it’s best to come early before someone else gets it!
  • If you are after cheap sales, Sunday afternoon is the best time to shop at IJ-Hallen. Vendors usually start discounting their stock an hour before closing time, so that they don’t have to bring everything back home.

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Date and Time

IJ-Hallen is a weekend event that typically occurs once every month. The halls are open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4.30pm.

Exact dates are confirmed on their website.

Directions to IJ-Hallen market

IJ-Hallen is located by the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam-Noord, which is a quick (and free!) boat ride from the ferry stop outside Amsterdam Central Station. Just go to the rear side of the train station and take the 906 ferry service to NDSM-werf. The trip takes approximately 15 minutes and runs every half hour. Once you reach Amsterdam North, it is only a 5-minute walk to the market halls (head towards the right once you get off the ferry).

Those driving to the flea market can reach IJ-Hallen via the Ring Amsterdam motorway A10 (exit Oostzaan) towards S188. Parking for visitors is €1.30 per hour, or €7.80 a day (from 9am). People who have booked a market stall can park for free.

Public transport to IJ-Hallen is also readily available, with buses available from Central Station. Take bus 35 to Ataturk, or buses 91 or 94 to Klaprozenweg. From the bus stop, it is a 5-minute walk to the market.


IJ-Hallen flea market in Amsterdam
T.T. Neveritaweg 15
1033 WB   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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