best markets in amsterdam


12 x markets in Amsterdam to check out on the weekend

14 June 2017

From food to flea market. These are must visit markets in Amsterdam!

Rain or sunshine, strolling along market stalls is always fun! You never know what stuff you’ll come across. From fashion vintage finds to unique books or fruits you’ve never tried before. The offer is always surprising and maybe that’s just the thrill of shopping, right? And another big plus: the markets in Amsterdam are getting more and more diverse. That’s why we selected the best markets in Amsterdam! 

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Local Goods Market: At this market you only find local products! This market is twice a month, on Saturday and Sunday at De Hallen in Amsterdam West. At the Local Goods Market you find everything form chocolate to wine and from furniture to accessories. Are you having such a great time that you don’t feel like going home? Stick around at De Foodhallen for a bite or go to the movies at the Filmhallen.

IJhallen: Here in Amsterdam North we have the biggest flea market of Europe. Do you need new space in your closet or do you want to get rid of your furniture? Book a stand at the IJhallen! Of course it’s also a lot of fun to look for some good bargains.

Pure Markt: The name says it all. At Pure Markt everything is about hand crafted products and pure food. Every Sunday, this market is in either Park Frankendael, Amstelpark or Beatrixpark. Not only can you taste several things, but also you can buy delicious products to create your own healthy meal at home. Yum!


pure markt

Sunday Market: Art, fashion and design are for sale on the Sunday Market in Amsterdam! You can find this cool market monthly at the Westergasfabriek. Designers and artists present all different kinds of products. Shop, eat and drink in style at the Sunday Market  :-)

Pekmarkt: To late to sign up for Holland’s got talent? Don’t worry! Every Saturday you can go to the Pekmarkt in Amsterdam North where artists show their talent. And everybody can join. Of course we mostly come here for design, vintage and great food!

Pekmarkt Amsterdam Noord


Noordermarkt: Every Saturday, in the center of the Jordaan, you can enjoy the Noordermarkt. We love the atmosphere and like to walk by all the cute stands. They sell vintage clothes and tasty snacks. My favourite thing to do here: getting an oyster and of course I’ll have a glass of prosecco with that ;-)

MercatormarktDe Baarsjes keeps getting more and more fun. Enthusiastic neighbours sell their products and great food at the Mercatorplein during the Mercatormarkt. Do you want honey from a bee keeper or super nice olive oil from smaller producers out of Spain? This is the place to be!

ZuiderMRKT: Every Saturday, you can go to the ZuiderMRKT from 9.30 am till 5 pm. Where? At the Jacob Obrechtstraat and Johannes Verhulststraat. There are around 20 stands, with fresh and organic products. Yes, this is where you want to go on Saturday!

3 x ‘daily’ marktets in Amsterdam

Do you like markets in Amsterdam as much as we do? These are the markets you can visit from Monday till Saturday:

Ten Katemarkt: We love to shop and we love the eat. At the Ten Katemarkt you can enjoy lovely snacks at one of the many foodtrucks. Have a seat on their little terrace or take it with you while walking around. The market has several stores with clothes and food. We recommend the one that sells fresh fish, so delicious!


Dappermarkt: The east side of Amsterdam has a beautiful market named Dappermarkt. You can visit this market for your daily groceries, but also for new clothes and fresh flowers. The market is near by the Javastraat, where they have several hotspot we love.

Albert Cuyp: This market has literally everything we love. Ambiance, good food and variation. You can enjoy this market from Monday till Sunday. They sell fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and more to fill your fridge with. But even more fun are the little stores behind the market. We love them!

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam  OR Rent a bike by yourself 
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam 
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers 
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour 
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€ 
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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