When you visit a new place, one of the best ways to get to know the area and get chatting to locals is to visit a local market. You can chat with people about what they sell, get good recommendations from locals and pick up something unique to the area that you wouldn’t find in shops. We’re lucky to have some of the most fantastic and interesting markets in The Netherlands right here in Amsterdam. If you’re lucky enough to be here on market days, make it your business to pay a visit. You’re sure to find a bargain and a memento of a great trip. Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam and start planning a market-hopping trip to Amsterdam today.
Albert Cuyp Market
Albert Cuyp Market is not just the best in The Netherlands, it’s one of the best in Europe. It’s the largest outdoor market in Europe and when we say you can find a little of everything here, we mean it! You can find anything from tropical fish to electronics and everything in between. The market opened in 1905 and has been popular with locals and tourists ever since. Its located in the heart of the De Pijp district, one of Amsterdam’s liveliest areas, filled with ethnic shops, cafés, restaurants, and cosy bars. The vendors are well known for their friendliness and humour, something you’re not likely to escape from. The Albert Cuyp market is open every day of the week except Sundays.
Floating Flower Market
Arguably one of the most famous markets in the world, Amsterdam’s floating flower market should be on everyone’s bucket list. Along a part of the Singel Canal lies the famous flower market where fresh flowers, seeds, bulbs and gardening equipment are displayed on floating barges. The Amsterdam Flower Market is the only floating flower market in the world and one of the most fragrant places in Amsterdam. The market was established in 1862 and sits atop former floating houseboats. Many tourists buy tulip bulbs as souvenirs to plant at home to have a little of our beautiful country in their garden. The floating flower market is open seven days a week.
Once judged the Best Market of the Netherlands, Dappermarkt is known as one of the most multicultural and affordable markets in the country. Located about 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by tram from our serviced apartments in Amsterdam, the market is named after the street it trades on, Dapperstraat in East Amsterdam (Amsterdam Oost). There are over 250 stands and stalls here selling everything you can think of from tuna to textiles. The market attracts many newcomers to the city including traders from Suriname, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe and is one of the most energetic and vibrant markets in Amsterdam. Dappermarkt opens six days a week and is closed on Sundays.
Waterlooplein Flea Market
The Waterloo Market is one of the best markets in the city for browsing. Open six days a week apart from Sunday, this flea market is a great place to find something forgotten by the past. You can find old records and photographs, furniture, vintage clothes, accessories and many other curiosities. It’s the oldest flea market in the whole of the Netherlands and a must on every ‘Things to do in Amsterdam’ list. Even if you don’t find anything you want to buy, a wander around the market is free and you might have a chat with a friendly local.
If you find yourself in Amsterdam on a Sunday when most markets are closed, never fear. From May to October, every Sunday, the site of Nieuwmarkt turns into a haven for antique lovers. You’ll find every kind of antique here with ornaments, furniture and assorted bric-à-brac crammed into this outdoor space and you’re sure to find something to pique your interest. It’s a high-quality market with a range of affordable and expensive curios to fascinate you. The pace is very much that of a Sunday market, chilled out and relaxed as opposed to some of the more buzzing scenes.
Plan a trip to PREMIER SUITES and enjoy a visit to one (or all!) of Amsterdam’s fantastic markets. Our best available rate guarantee means you’ll have more to spend on souvenirs from a great trip.