Every Saturday, Waterlooplein becomes a bustling marketplace for stuff that's not so new anymore. I'd highly recommend walking through the busy aisles, but keep in mind, most of the stuff really is junk. However, if you want old leather jackets or cheap crafts, this place is for you. Also there is a great deal on imported hash to be found. Caveat- I would never recommend buying drugs on the streets of Amsterdam- except this one time. On the Northern aisle of the market, closer to the busy intersection of Visserplein, you will find a generic stall selling bongs, pipes, and ganja periphanellia. However, they also have a small hash menu. The smallest amount you can purchase is 10 grams, but the quality and value is unbeatable by any coffeeshop. Trust.
The Dappermarkt in the eastern part of Amsterdam was chosen as 'Best market of The Netherlands' in 2006. It's a good place to see the different cultures of the city side by side. There are Dutch, Turkish and Moroccan (the main ethnic groups in this area) stalls here and some others as well. It's mostly food, daily products and clothes you can buy at this market and it's cheap. There's a refreshing lack of tourists here, which makes it better than the Albet Cuyp-market in my opinion.
The dappermarkt is in de Dapperstraat, tramlines 9 and 14 stop nearby.
Go to the south of the center. You will come in a small neighbourhood called 'de pijp' (the pipe) which is packed with cheap restaurants, features the largest market of Europe (Albert Cuyp markt) and is in general a fun area.
Do you like flea-markets? If you do, you will looove Waterlooplein!
'Waterlooplein in the center of the former Jewish neighborhood is host to Amsterdam's largest flea-market. In the old days the merchants on this square used to sell everything from bric-a-brac to genuine antiques, genuine junk, goods of dubious origin and second-hand clothes.
Now the merchandise has become more geared towards visiting tourists with lots of second-hand apparel and smoking paraphernalia, but for cheap clothes it's still hard to beat.'
The Waterlooplein Market is Amsterdam's largest flea-market.
In the old days the merchants on this square used to sell everything from bric-a-brac to genuine antiques, genuine junk, goods of dubious origin and second-hand clothes.
Nowadays the merchandise has become more aimed towards visiting tourists with lots of second-hand stuff and smoking paraphernalia, but still a good place to find cheap clothes.