Do you want to rummage, for fabrics, daily or organic products? Go to the Jordaan in West Amsterdam. Here you find the best markets in the Capital of Holland. In the Jordaan, you can go bargain hunting at three markets: Noorder Market, Linden Market, and Westerstraat Market. The markets are located on historical squares and streets. I love these markets and their cafes where they serve the best Apple Pie in town.
Opening hours Noorder market:
Saturday from 9.00 till 16.00 hours there is a biological – and organic market
Saturday from 9.00 till 17.00 hours
Monday from 9.00 till 13.00 hour a vintage, antique, and other industrial, curiosa, or flea market.
Address: Navigate to Noorder market, Amsterdam with Google Maps.
Do you like to poke around and go through old stuff? Find nice vintage and score bargains? Then “Noorder market” is the place to be. Every Saturday from 9.00 till 16.00 hours and Monday morning from 9.00 till 13.00 hours you will find market stalls with lots of different old and post-modern offers. Vintage, brocante, bric a brac, antique books, LPs, posters, arthouse DVDs, clothing, jewelry and fine arts, stuff from the fifties, sixties, and seventies name it and you find it here. So look and poke well maybe you find a real painting from Rembrandt or a Van Gogh or a replica from a Rietveld chair. Anyway, it’s always a surprise what there is to be found at this flea market.
On Saturday, next to the curiosa and flea market, is a biological market on the Noorder market. This is a so-called farmer’s market where you can buy organic products like vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, dairy products, craft, and durable products.
The Noordermarkt is located on a historical square in front of the Noorderchurch. There are about 70 market stalls.
When you are at the Noorder market go to one of the coffeehouses and order an apple pie with a cappuccino or a fresh mint tea. Take a seat in the sun on the terrace and enjoy the view of Westerkerk beside Anne Frank House.
Linden market on Lindengracht, Amsterdam
Opening hours Linden Market on Lindengracht:
Saturday market from 9.00 till 16.00 hours.
Address: Lindengracht, Amsterdam
A large market with 232 market stalls which first started in 1894. Here you get a diversity of daily products such as vegetables, flowers, fresh fish, and health products.
Market on Westerstraat, Amsterdam
Opening hours market on Westerstraat:
Monday market from 9.00 till 13.00 hours.
Address: Westerstraat, Amsterdam
Everything you need to make your own clothes you will find on this colorful market, from gorgeous fabrics to sewing accessories. There are about 150 market stalls, most of them with fabrics but there are also market stalls with vegetables.
Booking your own place on an Amsterdam market
To book a place on a regular Amsterdam market you need to register at the Chamber of Commerce first. Non-EU-citizens even need a working permit as well. The procedure to get a market license is not difficult but takes time. For most markets, there is a waiting list. So after you get the market license you must apply for a place on the waiting list. But at the non-government-controlled Flea Market in IJhallen – which takes place once a month – you can rent your stand in a nonformal way as long as there are stands available.