Street Markets
Dappermarkt Print E-mail
Street Markets

The Dappermarkt is one of the oldest and most popular street markets of Amsterdam, voted as the Best Market of the Netherlands for two consecutive years. Just a few minutes walk from Muiderpoort railway station, you 'll find yourself immersed in the multi-cultural ambiance of the Dapperstraat; here, the market brings together locals and tourists alike, on an everyday basis. Flowers and groceries, freshly-cooked food from multi-ethnic stalls; textiles, clothes and accesories; paper crafts, pottery and stained glass – the range of food and non-food products in the Dappermarkt seems endless. It should therefore come as no surprise that the Dappermarkt has recently inspired the production of a musical bearing its name... Open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Location: Dapperstraat.

How to get there: From Central Station, take the train to Amsterdam Muiderpoort, and walk 5'; or, take tram # 3, 7, 9 to Wijttenbachstraat/Dapperstraat.

The Book Market on the Spui Print E-mail
Street Markets

For over twenty years now, book lovers have their own meeting point at the heart of Amsterdam – the Book Market on the Spui. Every Friday, from 10 am to 18 pm, a feast of printed matter takes place on the square of the Spui, come rain or shine.
Main participants are booksellers from all over the Netherlands, offering a wide range of antiquarian and second-hand books. Litterature, poetry, science or fiction; the Book Market has it all. If you 're after a rarity, it is best to inquire directly with the booksellers since they keep more of their treasures in-stock.
Here, you can also find antique prints and maps, posters, brochures and booklets, as well as periodicals of various genres. Most texts and documents are written in Dutch, English, French, or German, but other languages are not excluded.

Location: Spui, Amsterdam Centrum.

How to get there: From Central Station, it's 15' walking, via Kalverstraat; or take tram # 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 16, 24, 25.

The Farmers' Market Print E-mail
Street Markets

Strolling around the little canals of Jordaan on a Saturday? Make sure you've got your grocery basket handy!

Every Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, the square in front of the Noorderkerk is bursting with the colors of the Farmers' Market, offering the best seasonal crops and specialties.

Freshly-baked bread and delicious warm pancakes; home-made dutch cheese; honey, nuts, herbs and spices, are just a few suggestions for a treat. Biological fruits and vegetables of all kinds are of course at the heart of the Farmers' Market, also known as the 'Biological Market' of Amsterdam.

On the outskirts of the 'Boerenmarkt' you will also find antique and handicraft items; contemporary design; jewelry; accessories and clothing, and collectibles such as books, lp's and arthouse films.

Location: Noorderkerk, Amsterdam Centrum.

How to get there: From Central Station, it's a 15' stroll to the Noorderkerk, where Westerstraat meets the Prinsengracht; or you can take tram # 13, 17, and walk ca. 10' from Westerkerk to Noorderkerk.

Sunday Market Westergasfabriek Print E-mail
Street Markets

Sunday Market Westergasfabriek Every first Sunday of the month, Amsterdam's aficionados share a well kept 'common' secret; the open-air market at the Westergasfabriek, in Westerpark.

From 12.00 to 18.00, designers, artists, and creative loners or collectives of all kinds, have the chance to display their work to the public in an unmediated way.
Fashion, Art and Design, have their own say in this playground, modelled after markets such as London's Camden or Portobello.
What has come to be known simply as the 'Sunday Market', is a platform for graphics, interior & product design, ceramics, fashion & vintage, jewelry, cheap art, kids' design, and various organic products. Great food & drink too...Their motto? 'Shop till you drop, and get inspired!

Location: Westergasfabriek, in Westerpark.

How to get there: From Central Station, walk 15' or take bus #18 to Haarlemmerplein, then walk ca. 10' via Westerpark to Westergasfabriek.

Floating Flower Market Print E-mail
Street Markets

Flower MarketFloating Flower Market The Singel Flower Market is one of the most colorful and fragrant places of interest in Amsterdam in all four seasons. It is unique in that the merchandise is displayed on floating barges. This is a relic from the days when the flowers and plants sold at this market were shipped in from the horticultural areas around the city by barges. Fresh flowers are still brought in every day; by vans however, and no longer by boat.

This floating flower market on one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam was first held in 1862. It has since developed into the bestknown flower market of Holland. Whatever your favorite flower, you are bound to find it here. Merchandise ranges from the traditional Dutch Tulips and Geraniums to delicate indoor Cypresses and Manobole plants from the Easter Islands. Typical Dutch souvenirs are sold too. In December the market  colors green with masses of Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes. The market is open Mondays through Fridays from 9am till 6pm and Saturdays from 9am till 5pm.

Location: Singel, between the Koningsplein and the Munt.

How to get there:
Floating Flower market is located in the center of Amsterdam on the Singel canal. From Central station you can stroll through shopping street Kalverstraat till the end, or take tram #1, 2 or 5. Check the city map for location.

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