Markets in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is market-mad, and its streets lay out spreads from silks and coins to organic cheeses and bike locks. The Albert Cuypmarkt in De Pijp is the king of the lot. Here stalls hawk rice cookers, spices and Dutch snacks, such as sweet stroopwafels (syrup-filled waffles). Bulbs fill the Bloemenmarkt, while porcelain teapots and other bric-a-brac tempt at Waterlooplein Flea Market. The Oudemanhuis Book Market has been selling tomes for a few centuries. Then there’s the antiques market, farmers market, art market…


Waterloopplein is the largest flea market in the middle of Amsterdam. It’s taking place from Monday to Saturday, with nearly three hundred stalls full of vintage! Old cameras, used books, jewelry, fashion, and so many more are available quite cheaply.


The Noordermarkt is held every Monday in Amsterdam. Go searching the treasures of this flea market selling antiques, clothes, and other second-hand pieces. The Amsterdam antique market only takes place on Monday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bloemenmarkt (Amsterdam flower market)

If you are visiting Amsterdam in the blooming season, you should take a day trip to see the tulip fields. However, if you have little time, you can go to the Bloemenmarkt (the Amsterdam Flower Market) to browse Dutch souvenirs. Be sure to check with the seller if you are allowed to carry the variety back to your home country, since others are sadly not allowed to be shipped outside the EU.