Amsterdam’s Markets

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Amsterdam has, like many other cities in the world, quite a few markets. And more importantly, we also have a flea market. It’s called Waterlooplein (Waterloo Square) and located near Rembrandtsplein (Rembrandts square) and certainly worth visiting. It is a great place to shop for clothes, 2nd hand kitchenware, and electronics. But I’m only scratching the surface here; they’re so much more for sale. There’s a lot of information available on Amsterdam’s markets on the internet, but not always in English. The Dutch word for market is “market.”

The Canon of Amsterdam has chosen the “Dpparmarkt” as Amsterdam’s best market, and I don’t know where they get their ideas. Maybe because the crown prince and his wife visited it but most likely because there are even fewer authentically Dutch people shopping there than at Amsterdam’s internationally best known and most illustrious market, “The Albert Cuyp.”

We’ve made a list of the most well-known and best markets in the city and placed it below.

  • Albert Cuypmarkt (Old South)
  • Amsterdamse Poort (South East)
  • Bloemenmarkt (City centre)
  • Bos en Lommermarkt (Old West
  • Buikslotermeerplein (North)
  • Dappermarkt (Old West)
  • Lindengracht markt (Jordaan)
  • Mosveld (Old North)
  • Nieuwmarkt (City Centre)
  • Noordermarkt(Jordaan)
  • Plein ’40-’45 (West)
  • Ten Katemarkt (Old West)
  • Waterloopleinmarkt (City Centre)
  • Westerstraat markt (Jordaan)