Albert Cuyp - Street Markets, Amsterdam
Just off the Albert Cuyp street market you'll find the most interesting Dutch enamel store "De Emaillekeizer" (The Enamel Emperor").
Just visit this store to see what kind of enamel stuff there is for sale.
Mo-Sa: 10.30AM - 6PM
What to buy: Enamel!
The Albert Cuyp street is a real Amsterdam street market.
It's a good location to look for souvenirs, food and clothing; ... and much much more.
Do peek behind the stalls as there are many interesting shops hidden.
Mo-Sa: 9AM - 6PM
I do not remember the story behind this guy who is missing his golf club, but he stands in the middle of the Albert Cuyp (could it be him?) market in southern Amsterdam. Most of the market is clothing now, with some food and flowers still. A really fun place to shop and just walk through. It can be crowded so watch your belongings!
Amsterdam’s most famous open- air market, celebrated its 100th year in 2005.
Find bargains on everything from clothing and textile to food and furniture.
The Albert Cuyp Market is in the middle of the nineteenth century Amsterdam district of De Pijp: Amsterdam’s Latin Quarter. Particularly in recent years De Pijp has become a very popular place to live. The many exotic little shops, creative and craft based small businesses, and friendly cafés and restaurants give the area a lively and varied character.
Try the fresh orange juice, even our Dutch queen had one according the picture at the stand.
You will find real Amsterdam humour and a genuine Amsterdam atmosphere and amiability. An outing to Amsterdam is not complete without a visit to the most popular market in the Netherlands.
The Cuyp has been in existence since 1905 and after more then 100 years is still incredibly attractive to the ordinary Amsterdammer, to bargain hunters, strollers, day-trippers, torusts…..for just about everyone. Fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, flowers and plants, you will find them all at Albert Cuyp. But also splendeid materials, trendy clothes, textiles, fine leather goods and jewellery. Have a tasty new herringat the fish stall, or take a bag of freshly made syrup waffles home. You can drink a cup of coffee in a cheerful old fashioned coffee house or in a super modern café.
Discover a statue of a popular Dutch singer, André Hazes, on the corner of Albert Cuypstraat and the Eerste Sweelinckstraat.
With 260 stalls Albert Cuyp is the largest daily market in Europe. Not a place where you will get bored quickly.
The market is in he middle of the nineteenth-century Amsterdam distict of De Pijp: Amsterdam’s latin Quarter. Particularly in recent years De Pijp has become a very popular place to live. The many exotic little shops, creative and craft based small businesses, and friendly cafés and restaurants give the area a lively and varied character.
What to buy: I bought the American flag for my daughter because soon she has a speech at school about San Francisco and Las Vegas
The Albert Cuijpmarket is special because its there six days a week. Most markets are just open once a week. It's better to ask what you cannot buy on this market.
What to buy: Clothes, flowers, food from all kinds of cultures and householdware. Strolling around and see all kinds of people, thats what i like about this market. You could try a Dutch delicacy: a Dutch raw herring with onions. It's a real tradional Dutch thing to do.
What to pay: Everything is like it should on a market very cheap of course. Want to know about other Amsterdam market? Check www.amsterdam-holland-guide.com
Albert Cuyp Market - a famous street market in Amsterdam.
What makes it so special? I would say it's multi-cultural character...Pakistani, Moroccan, Turkish plus lots of tourist folks. Generally, I shy away from big crowds of people but here they only add flavour to this colorful place...
There are many stalls (must be about 300 or something like that) with a wide range of products being sold: from clothes and cosmetics to fruit and vegetables, bakery, spices, and different kinds of cheese. Behind the stalls, along the street there are small shops on both sides which sell mainly clothes and textiles...
What to buy: I was interested in buying some clothes and even more - some accessories - I am a girl after all:) So, I ended up buying a blouse and a pair of earrings but spent a few hours just walking through the stalls and small shops and browsing, browsing... At one point it started raining so heavily that I had to look for some place to hide and I ended up spending half an hour or something in a shop selling beautiful textiles as well as some oriental clothing including sarees, salwar kameez and some beautiful jewellery...There are actually many shops and stalls in this market selling traditional Punjabi outfits or even some belly dancing uniforms and accessories. Whoaw!
Anyway, if you are into this kind of style - visiting Albert Cuyp Market in A'dam is a MUST!
What to pay: Depending how many items U wanna buy but generally the prices are reasonable.
I was staying in this area a couple of streets away from the market so one might say it is on the doorstep. The market has an emphasis on food with a variety of cheeses, fish, stroop wafflen etc, there are also clothe stores. In my opinion it was a bit tacky but then it depends on what you are after as it may be more cost effective to buy goods here then in the centre.
The market is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, do be careful of pickpockets & people trying to sell you postcards it can be a scam / decoy to rifle through your pockets.
What to buy: Cheese - Cheese & more Cheese
What to pay: Cheaper then the shop
I'm not sure where I read it (probably in a tourist brochure) but they said that the Albert Cuyp market is arguably the largest outdoor street market in Europe. While they had some interesting things, I really don't think that's true at all. Maybe my memory serves me badly, but I think Camden Market in London is a lot bigger (maybe the UK is not in Europe?!) and even the Saturday markets in Viale Papiniano in Milan might be about the same size.
What to buy: The stalls in the market are filled with the usual knick-knacks you find in a lot of markets anywhere in Europe (cheap clothes, household items, etc.) so I was rather disappointed not to have seen something more traditional. Then again this really is a local market catering to the local population, so you shouldn't expect anything touristy.
For me as a visitor, I was fascinated by the flower shops and also the fish stalls - these were wonderful!
This is the best marked in Amsterdam if you ask me, they have everything from clothes, bags, shoes, food, basicly anything you will find in amsterdam centre but ONLY CHEEPER!!! And so much more fun to go here!! You can also find bargins here, things you will never find anywhere else! Remember to bring cash, many don't take credittcards.
THIS IS THE BEST!! This must not be missed!!
What to buy: Anything you're heart might desier!! Only you're imagination sets the limit in Amsterdam!!
What to pay: Depends on the item, but dont try and talk the price down, they hate that and the price is allready set.
On the markets of Amsterdam you will be astonished what you can get. Everything and against the most reasonable prices. Most famous of all markets is the daily Albert Cuyp market that this year (2005) also celebrates it's 100's anniversary. This market is also famous as few of our legendary singers were salesmen here or were dicovered on the market while shouting out their products (-:
Anyway, there are many markets in Amsterdam and also at places where salesmen can stand dry under galleries (such as in the North).
What to buy: If you want to buy some cheese from amsterdam, my personal opinion is to buy them from the markets or cheese shops rather than at the touristy cheese factories or cheese market. The cheese shops can vacuum wrap the cheese for you as well.
If you're in the market for inexpensive clothing, fabric, shoes, fish, cheese, veggies or soap.. this is the place to come. I was told the Stroopwafflen man there makes the best in Amsterdam but he was nowhere to be seen the day we were there.
Amsterdam is a city of markets ~ there is one on every day of the week somewhere in the city! From flowers to antiques ; from books to second hand clothing, there is a market for everybody!
The most famous one is the floating flower market on the Singel canal ; 16 barges which sell a huge variety os bulbs plants and cut flowers as well as many souvenir ideas.
And the Waterlooplein flea market which takes place from Monday to Saturday each week and is found on the Waterlooplein, at the rear of the Stopera building ~ thats the one which resembles a huge set of dentures!
But there are also local markets which are just as much fun ; the Albert Cuypmarkt which is in the area known as De Pijp is almost a kilometre long! A similar market is the Dappermarkt which is in the East of the city, a good local market selling everything from apples to eels!
There are also more specialist markets ; for booklovers and antique hunters.For those who like textiles and clothing.There is a stamp market and, on Saturdays, a farmers market which you will find around the Noorderkerk
Shopping at the market is part of the Amsterdam way of life so if you're there why not enjoy it too?
What to buy: Amsterdam is famous for many things, diamonds most of all perhaps. But if the budget doesn't stretch to this maybe some cheese or chocolates. Or some jenever perhaps, the famous Dutch gin.
Perhaps antiques are your pleasure, so why not take a stroll down the Nieuwe Spiegalstraat where you will find a concentration of art and antique shops.
In a less visited area by tourists known as De Pijp, there is a colourful market. De Pijp is the home of flamboyant Dutch people and immigrants. So when I say colourful, I mean all the different nationalities and the peculiarly dressed Dutch people. It's nice to stroll along this market and sit outside on one of the terraces and just observe the locals.
The market is open from Monday through Saturday between 9:30 am to 5 pm.
What to buy: Cloths, fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish ...
What to pay: Less expensive than elsewhere in shops
De Peperbo is a lovely market-like shop right on the Albert Cuyp (just behind the stalls) where you will find everything for tea and coffee, kitchenware, spices and herbs, sweets and lovely gifts.
I saw the biggest wooden spoon there that I ever saw.
What to buy: Don't! You'll go away with too much anyway. Tea, herbs, spices, kitchenware, a shop to drool over.