Amsterdam's markets abound with the vibrant colours, smells and sights that define this multicultural city, meaning open-air markets are one of the best ways to soak up the local culture. So go for a stroll and discover the village atmosphere of the city's neighbourhood markets, most of which are open year-round, rain or shine.
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Shopping with the locals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a number of lively neighbourhood markets filled with food, flowers, clothes, housewares and other bits of kitsch. Open six days a week (Monday to Saturday), you can sample local snacks, pick up the daily necessities and rub shoulders with the locals at the Albert CuypmarktDappermarkt, Nieuwmarkt or Ten Katemarkt.

Organic farmers' markets

Whether you call it eco, bio or organic, Amsterdam has a few markets dedicated to sustainably produced products. The focus is on food, but you’ll also find everything from clothes to cleaning supplies. Head to the Nieuwmarkt organic market on Saturday, Noordermarkt on Saturday (until 17:00), or the Haarlemmerplein on Wednesday. The impressive Pure Markt also introduces you to vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products, while the Neighbourfood Market sells delicious food from local producers.

Amsterdam flea markets

Amsterdam’s best-known flea market is on the Waterlooplein six days a week. The variety of stalls almost defies definition – there's everything from spray paint and bicycle parts to vintage clothes and pillowcases. Serious treasure hunters should also head over to the IJ-hallen in Noord, as this monthly event is the largest flea market in the Netherlands.

Selling everything you can imagine

Amsterdam also has quite a few speciality markets. Be it flowers, art, books, textiles or stamps & coins, there’s pretty much something for everyone. So start planning your next shopping trip to one of Amsterdam’s many markets.

For further inspiration, browse the listings below containing in-depth information about all of the city’s markets, including locations and opening times.

01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Dappermarkt

Dappermarkt
The Dappermarkt is a local neighbourhood market located in Amsterdam Oost – one of the city's most colourful and culturally divers...

Dappermarkt

Dappermarkt
10:00
27/04/2015

Roest Vrijmarkt

Roest Vrijmarkt
This King's Day, Amsterdam Roest provides ample space, plus food, drink and tunes, for a neighbourhood flea market. In the case it...

Roest Vrijmarkt

Roest Vrijmarkt
11:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

Oudemanhuispoort book market

Boekenmarkt Oudemanhuispoort
The Oudemanhuispoort book market is located in a covered passageway in the centre of Amsterdam in between a number of historical u...

Oudemanhuispoort book market

Boekenmarkt Oudemanhuispoort
09:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Fazantenhof Market in shopping centre "De Amsterdamse Poort"

Fazantenhof Markt in winkelcentrum "De Amsterdamse Poort"
Market in Amsterdam Zuidoost (south-east Amsterdam) where various goods are sold on Monday and Thursday from 9:00 - 18:00.

Fazantenhof Market in shopping centre "De Amsterdamse Poort"

Fazantenhof Markt in winkelcentrum "De Amsterdamse Poort"
09:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam (Art and antiques)

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam
Antiques centre in the Jordaan with 72 stands and 92 show cases with art, antiques, curiosities, paintings, silver ware, pottery, ...
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Buikslotermeerplein Market

Buikslotermeerplein Markt
Market in Amsterdam-Noord (north Amsterdam) where various goods are sold. There's also a large shopping centre, so you can combine...

Buikslotermeerplein Market

Buikslotermeerplein Markt
12:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Kraaiennest Market

Kraaiennest Markt
Market in the Bijlmer where various goods are sold. The products, colours and smells at this weekly market in Amsterdam Zuidoost (...

Kraaiennest Market

Kraaiennest Markt
09:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Lindengracht market

Lindengracht markt
This market is more than 900 metres long and offers a large variety of products. It was held for the first time in the year 1894 a...

Lindengracht market

Lindengracht markt
09:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

Sumatrastraat Market

Sumatrastraat Markt
A mini market on Saturday from 9:00-17:00 with three to five stands.

Sumatrastraat Market

Sumatrastraat Markt
09:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Lapjesmarkt (fabric market)

Lapjesmarkt
Every Monday morning, the Westerstraat is home to the weekly ‘Lapjesmarkt’ or fabric market. As the name suggests, you’ll find sta...
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

Boerenmarkt Ridammerhoeve

Boerenmarkt Ridammerhoeve

Boerenmarkt Ridammerhoeve

Boerenmarkt Ridammerhoeve
10:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

Book market Spui

Boekenmarkt Spui
Come rain or shine, this old-fashioned book market takes place on the bustling Spui square every Friday. About 25 booksellers gath...

Book market Spui

Boekenmarkt Spui
10:00