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