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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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).
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
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!
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!