Albert Cuyp Markt

Market / Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
Albert Cuyp Markt Named after a leading Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century, the Albert Cuyp Markt contains over three hundred booths that line the street and make up the country's largest outdoor market. Amsterdam Holland 52.35512 4.891148
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Albert Cuyp Markt - Market | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review Named after a leading Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century, the Albert Cuyp Markt contains over three hundred booths that line the street and make up the country’s largest outdoor market. The hundreds of merchants... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 9am–6pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth Albert Cuyp Markt Review

The Scene

Named after a leading Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century, the Albert Cuyp Markt contains over three hundred booths that line the street and make up the country's largest outdoor market.

Named after a leading Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century, the Albert Cuyp Markt contains over three hundred booths that line the street and make up the country’s largest outdoor market.

The hundreds of merchants offer excellent deals on everything from fresh produce to clothing to housing accessories, as well as on traditional Dutch products and crafts.

Since most stands are more like store outlets, haggling isn’t very common, although some of the second-hand booths might be willing to offer larger discounts.

Like most people in Amsterdam, the merchants speak English and a number of other languages, so asking questions about products and prices is never a problem.

The lively market and the hordes of bargain hunters it attracts can be overwhelming at times, so many shoppers opt for a relaxing lunch break at one of the many café terraces located throughout the area.

And once the Albert Cuyp Markt has packed up for the day, new crowds of chatty, trendy locals fill the bars and cafés to create a street party atmosphere that goes all night.

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Tip from Emma:

Look for the orange juice and fruit smoothie tables set up beside the produce stands. You can always find a freshly-squeezed glass of something sweet and refreshing for about €1.

  • Crowd

    A busy scene of Amsterdammers, travelers, and bargain hunters of all ages. Evening crowd tends to be hip locals, 20s to 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Occasional street performers and cafés playing relaxing Latin tunes, soft jazz, or moody background beats.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    The market has many food stands selling everything from stroopwaffle cookies, raw herring with chopped onions, fried Asian finger foods, frites with mayo, deluxe chocolate truffles, and freshly-squeezed juices.

    There are also plenty of exotic spices, teas, coffees, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheeses, and olives.

  • Prices

    Food €1–€3.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Busiest on Saturdays and any sunny day.

  • Close By

    Housed in a former church, the Arabic restaurant Bazar (Albert Cuypstraat 182) offers a unique experience and exotic cuisine at a reasonable price.

Albert Cuyp Markt User Reviews

Average rating:
Market, like in old-times
Sille S. Sep 5, 2013
When I have free time, then I always try to do my groceries in Albert Cyup Market. There is a great selection of almost everything - fruit, veggies, flowers, clothes, decoration elements and so one. I also enjoy always a lunch in Groene Vlinder, which has the best mozzarella-pesto toast I have ever eaten. And for dessert, there is a guy, who makes fresh Dutch waffles with a chocolate topping. I also recommend Bazaar as a lunch place, it also will give a nice experience.
Classic outdoor market
Rimma E. Jun 27, 2013
First thing to know about Albert Cyup Markt is that it's not attraction for any tourist, who has ever visited in market in their live. It's even wrong to sell it as an attraction. If you expect it to be attraction, you'll be disappointed. It's regular market, but in it's category it's very nice. It's great place for budget travelers to find very cheap warm food and snacks. I recommend everyone to try out different kind of nuts which are very cheap, and there's many delicious options. Fish is also great and affordable. All food and drinks are fresh and affordable here and you can also find basic clothing with cheap price. Atmosphere is very lively and you hear plenty of different languages around you. Of course it's also good idea not to carry much money with you, because market with lots of traffic is also paradise for pickpockets. Anyhow De Pijp area is very nice to walk around and Albert Cuyp markt is definitely choice for you if you're on budget and you want to eat something good and local. Saphartipark is just few blocks away and it's good place to stop by and eat.
A must-see in De Pijp
Alexandra C. May 8, 2013
Regardless of whether you are only travelling to Amsterdam for a couple of days, or live here, the Albert Cyup Markt is a must, even if it is just to experience the transition from walking peacefully through the beautiful De Pijp to being engulfed by the market one street over. Walk through from one end to the other, picking up a fresh stroopwaffel along the way, taking in the numerous languages passersby are speaking, perusing through the tents (and if something catches your eye maybe even the shop) full of colourful clothing, and admiring the fresh produce. Make sure to relax on one of the patios, locatedon one of the side streets leading to Albert Cuypstraat, for the best people watching vantage point while enjoying a coffee or beer. Sure, it's not all that different from other markets within Europe, but it is the perfect afternoon break from indoor museums or the office.
Really cool outdoor market
Christina W. Dec 13, 2012
I have found over the years that outdoor markets in different cities are not actually all that different from one another. To be fair, Albert Cuyp Markt is in that category, in that it's not really anything new or exciting. But it is a very nice market with some fun and unique vendors, and totally worth an afternoon stroll on a nice day. Besides the market vendors, there are a lot of cute little restaurants, bars, and delis on the surrounding streets in De Pijp, so you're likely to find something you would enjoy for lunch or a snack. In the market itself, you should definitely find the fresh stroopwaffel stand! They make the pastries right in front of your eyes, and you can get one topped with nutella. It is absolutely delicious, I highly recommend it!
I love a good market
Jody P. Dec 3, 2012
One thing I love about every European city I visit is going to the local markets, and Albert Cuyp definitely does not disappoint. There is tons of local produce which looks amazing and fresh meats (mostly fish!). I love to cook and it is such a shame that each time I've been to Amsterdam I haven't stayed somewhere with a kitchen that I could take advantage of all the goodies at the market. However, I have been able to sample the delicious cheeses, pastries, and desserts that they have at the market. I don't typically buy clothing or other items at markets like these but it is fun to browse, although I mostly saw the same types of souvenir clothing that I saw in the shops in center city. I love this market and could easily wander around exploring the stalls all day long.
Great taste of local life
Amster M. Nov 30, 2012
One of the greatest things about living in Amsterdam are the outdoor markets hands down. They're cheap, there's a lot of variety, the produce is fresh, and even the clothes aren't as tacky as they COULD be. The atmosphere is lively, prices are fair and usually set -- it's a great perk to the weekly shopping routine. And the Albert Cuyp is the best way to get a taste of this. You could really spend a whole day here, and it's a great way to see the De Pijp neighborhood. I'd say my best tip is to make sure you walk around the market as well, not just through it, to catch a glimpse of some really cool shops and boutiques (and bars).
Touristy market
Craig B. Nov 21, 2012
Albert Cuyp Markt is another one of those touristy things that everyone who goes to Amsterdam just has to do. That's not to say it's a bad market or that you shouldn't do it, just don't go believing that it's the epitome of Dutch street markets. The street market by the Waterlooplein metro stop, for instance, has a much wider variety of goods for sale, though there are fewer food vendors. The Cuyp Market has loads of great food--frites, herring, cheese, crepes, fresh stroopwafels--but the merch fails to impress. It's mostly just cheaply made clothes and hats with the Amsterdam flag and a pot leaf, which is unfortunate since you can get the same items for about the same price near the Centrum. But there are a few gems: all of the smoothies are phenomenal, one cheese stall in particular is happy to sample anything and everything, and all you have to do is ask, and there was one shoe vendor whose wares were particularly cheap. Bottom line: you should go, but don't go in with very high expectations. And as long as you're there, grab some cheese and a baguette and head to Saphartipark just a few blocks away. It's relatively quiete and is a nice place to do some people watching.
Market, market, here we come
amal s. Nov 18, 2012
Amsterdam is all about markets. We had heard a lot about the famous Albert Cuyp, and visiting it really lived up to our expectations. Its nothing posh and classy, rather loud and untidy - just what a market should be like. Stalls of things that we would seldom buy, but enjoy looking at. Food stalls selling warm fried fish and freshly squeezed juices, bread, cheese and uncountable fruits and veggies. Its cheap, its fun, and its a nice way to spend a day enjoying the traditions of the Dutch people.
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