Marqt – Farmers Market in Amsterdam

Marqt in AmsterdamA big all bricks town house, typical for the Amsterdam school of architecture. A vast hall on the ground floor, well designed filled with food: Marqt is a newly opened covered roof market. It has been created by Quirijn Bolle, with a straightforward idea behind – to bring fresh food from Dutch farmers in the area, fresh fish from local fishermen and to bake bread four times a day on the spot, just to have it fresh.

So no tomato’s from South Africa and salad from Chile, but vegetables and fruits so possible from the area. Obviously, citrus trees do not grow the North Holland and Dutch wine is not generally admired yet. But there are not many of these exceptions and what is on offer at Marqt is of great value.

Marqt in AmsterdamAnd while the prizes in the big supermarket chains went sharply up last months, by skipping the wholesaler costs Marqt managed to keep its prices reasonable, even low for the quality of food they offer.

No cash accepted only major credit cards and bank cards PIN payments.

The feel

Modern, simple, tasty, intelligent. Great fish, Dutch cheese and bread. Good French country wines. A bit sluggish at the cashier on busy days.


Each day of the week except Sunday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

How to get there

By foot: from Leidseplein walk away direction Marriot Hotel take right and immediately left. You will see Marqt on your left.
By tram: Leidseplein: tram 1, 2, 5, 7 & 10 tram: Overtoom 3, 12. Walk from Leidseplein – 5 minutes.
By bus: 142, 144, 145, 170, 172, 197


Marqt – Farmers Market in Amsterdam
Overtoom 21-25
1054 HD   Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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