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
De Pijp, Amsterdam –
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.
A busy scene of Amsterdammers, travelers, and bargain hunters of all ages. Evening crowd tends to be hip locals, 20s to 30s+.
Occasional street performers and cafés playing relaxing Latin tunes, soft jazz, or moody background beats.
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.
Busiest on Saturdays and any sunny day.
Housed in a former church, the Arabic restaurant Bazar (Albert Cuypstraat 182) offers a unique experience and exotic cuisine at a reasonable price.