Albert Cuyp - Street Markets, Amsterdam
This was about a 15 min walk from my hotel so I'd go for fresh fruit. If you're staying in an apartment and doing your own cooking, it also has meat and fish stands as well. Word of caution about the fish stand --when I walked by it, the smell was stronger than a fresh fish stand should smell like, so buy at your own risk. The fruit, however, was phenomenal. There was also a lot a junk, but it was still fun to browse.
Along Albert Cuypstraat between Van Woustraat and Ferdinand Bolstraat, you'll find this open air market that sits a little off the beaten path. Here you'll find everything from fresh fish to handbags......flowers to books. It's a daily market and vendors start pulling down their tents around 5 o'clock. Definitely not as crowded as some of the other markets closer to the center of the city and sits a short walk from the Museumplein!
From monday till saturday (9am till 18am) the shops are open.
This was bad for my wallet, really bad ;))
Here you can find everything, clothes, watches, food, cleaning products, shoes,....
It is all very cheap, but compare the shops, I bought a handbag for 7€. A bit further away I saw the same for 21€ !!!!
On their site you can find a lot of the shops and the brands they are selling.
Have fun shopping !!
One of the most pleasant activities is wander around street Markets. They are usually open everyday and you can find everything you need.
The biggest in city is Albert Cuypmarkt in Albert Cuypstraat, open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm. It's not in the city center, but it's a must-see thing for me. You can find there a good choice of restaurants and
You will surely find another markets on your visit, but you may also want to visit Flea Market (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30 Saturday), this one is in the Waterlooplein area (closer to the center, you can take Nieuw Doelenstraat from Rokin-Vijzelstraat-Rokin crossing) and you can take profit and see the Stopera, the incredible building where opera and city hall share the same roof. Incredible, isn't it?
The best way to go there is by bike.
Waterlooplein Flea Market on Waterlooplein, is the perfect place to find a vast array of bargain goods ranging from traditional souvenirs to antiques and even erotica, and is open daily except Sundays.
The Waterlooplein Flea Market was the daily market in the Jewish Quarter, dating from abt. 1890. Originally, Jews were barred from owning shops, and so they traded goods in the streets.
Forget Wal-Mart, Costco, and all the other Mega-Chains for suppling your needs. To get a feel for how Amsterdamers shop for basic needs, check these two out. Clothes, bakerys, fish stalls, CD's, spices, and all sorts of other neat, interesting stuff is offered at these markets. Thrift-shop chic must have started over here, because you'll see a fashion kalidascope of every color, pattern, & style represented in what people wear. Check out the fish stalls for a quick meal of something deep-fried on a roll, usually with some kind of mayonaise sauce &/or chopped onions. There's a spice store along Albert Cuyp that shouldn't be missed. Your nose will be put through a trip around the world in here. Makes me think back to when the Dutch East India Company pretty much ruled the world of trade and made fourtunes from it. There are a number of warm, woody cafes along the Cuyp, perfect for a quiet coffee break from the bustle of the street & to watch the action. Again, you can't go wrong picking up an order of frites from one of the stands. A mellow coffeeshop just off the markert is KATSU. They seem to lean more toward the Sativa grass, which is a more cerebrial kind of high than an Indica, but YOU knew that already, right?? After a stop here, theres a few block area surround KATSU, just south of Albert Cuypstraat that has a very neighborhood feel & a few cool bars/brown cafes. During (yet another) late-night on the town I stumbled across a fun looking place called "Dopey's Elixir ". I could never find the place again, but you gotta love the name. Sarphati Park is in the area, another mellow refuge on your trip to/from the Greenhouse down on Tolstraat. My favorite shoarma shop is about one block north of Albert Cuypstraat where the street kind of splits on Ferdinand Bolstraat, (the main north/south drag south of the Heineken Factory). Just look for the taxis on their lunch break parked outside, always a good sign.
The street where vendors now sell their wares used to be a canal. It was called the Zaagmolensloot ? the Lumber Mill Canal. The Albert Cuyp market was already popular around 1930. You really haven?t seen Amsterdam, if you haven?t been to this market. The vendors are known for their typical Amsterdam humor.
I've heard this is Europe's longest market at about 2 miles.
The market is located in de Pijp which will take you out of the centrum. Tram 4 to the market stop will take you directly there.
Along with the fresh cheese, meats and fruits you will find fabric and underwear! Shampoo to luggage. An interesting mix.
Albert Cuyp market is a huge market in the Pijp where you can buy groceries, clothes, flowers, household stuff, CD's and much more.
It is surrounded by African, Eastern and other little restaurants where you eat very well without paying much.
Wow, where to begin. This city has everything. I guess I'll list some of my favorites. Vondel Park (I actually saw a busker playing a rea rollable piano in the park) its is just a nice place to hang out on a summer day. The weekend markets like the one at Albert Cuypmarkt, though most neighborhoods I cam across had some sort of market.
Who loves to rummage around through a market is in Amsterdam at the right place. Offcourse you must visit the typical “Albert Cuypmarkt”, where you will find almost everything for free, clothes, toys, antique but also books, records and lots of food.
But also the flea market at the “Waterlooplein” is worth it …
There are wonderfully colourful markets, selling everything, mainly flowers and bulbs. Definetely worth the walk.
easygoing, causal, lots to see and buy. and cheaper than down in the center. AND you can buy large syrupy waffles hot off the griddle. yummy!
Here is a market that is a real live shopping market for the Amsterdamer. Everything from food,clothes and household items.