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Amsterdam Sights

Albert Cuypmarkt (Albert Cuypstraat Market)

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Updated 08/27/2012

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More than 100 years old, the Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the biggest and busiest street markets in Europe. Like the majority of street names in De Pijp, it is named after a Golden Age painter. From Tuesday to Saturday, thousands of shoppers throughout the city flock to its more than 270 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish (live lobsters and crabs), textiles, and fashion, with a decades-long waiting list for a permanent booth. Things can get dramatic—if not occasionally

violent—from 9 every morning, when the lottery for that day's available temporary spaces takes place.

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Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat, Amsterdam, 1073 BG, Netherlands

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 9–6 (but often earlier if the weather is bad)

Updated 08/27/2012


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Apr 12, 2014

Visit this, before going home!

A tram ride away from Centraal (No. 16), this is the place to go souvenir shopping before going home. You can find cheeses, jams, magnets, tulips, the tacky furry Dutch clogs and even Dutch bikes, along with the usual flea market stuff from Asia. It's one long street filled with choices including food. Have your lunch here and you can do it cheaply for less than 5 euros (Harringbrood, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Dutch Pancakes, fresh stroopwaffels,

etc.) and down it with fresh juices for 1 euro and you're all set.

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Jul 6, 2006

Lots to see, not a lot to buy!

It's definitely a great experience to go. It becomes very crowded between 11 and noon so either go early or go late. There are tons of nice little cafe's around the area to sit and have a nice breakfast. It is close to the Heineken Museum, and walking north from there, there is a really great pancake place near the canal.

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