Albert Cuyp - Street Markets, Amsterdam
What to buy:
You will find there specially cheap clothes and the usual food. This is a place for locals, I think.
I liked a lot the vegetables and fruit stalls, with a lot of products. There was also good bargains in shoes and clothes, too.
Don't miss a couple of stalls where you can taste the "strootje hering" (or something like that) which is a sandwich with a herring, onion and etc. a typicall and nice meal from Holland. Even being typicall for me it was a bit difficult to find it!
What to pay: I found it was cheap, good place to buy the daily food!
If you’re in the mood for shopping and haggling, then this market is for you. The Albert Cuyp Markt is an outdoor market that stretches for about a mile down the Albert Cuypstraat.
What to buy: You’ll find stalls selling everything from vegetables, cheese and fish to cosmetics and clothes.
What to pay: "Haggle" is the name of the game.
Albert Cuyp is a mile-long, no-nonsense, 100-year-old street market where locals stock up on food, flowers, clothes and notions six days a week. There is something very satisfying about a market in the middle of the street, where cars are banned and pedestrians rule. The market has nearly 300 vendors on both sides of the street facing a central aisle that runs down the middle of four blocks of Albert Cuypstraat. Here you'll see the newer faces of Amsterdam - Kurds, Serbs and Cambodians - selling and buying alongside the ruddy old-timers, all of whom use this market as their everyday larder, choosing from fruits and vegetables, fresh chickens on ice, and smoked and fresh fish. You can walk through Albert Cuyp and see nary a tourist, feeling, for just a moment, what it must be like to be a native. There is no pretension here, but value is everywhere.
Most of the stores on Albert Cuypstraat display their wares on the sidewalk and some even have market stalls. There are a lot of flower and plant merchants and clothing stores whose prices attract a regular following, and little cafes along the street selling local specialties. This is a good neighborhood to scout out the numerous cheap ethnic restaurants operated by recent immigrants.