The 5 best second-hand markets Amsterdam

Noordermarkt on Monday

Monday from 9 am till 1 pm

Noordermarkt - De Jordaan

www.noordermarkt-amsterdam.nl

A lively and bustling market with stalls full of mostly second-hand clothing, hats, shoes and bags, and lots op antiques. It's not cheap, but if you haggle in a friendly way, it's still possible to find a good deal. This market is only on Monday mornings. Come early if you want to avoid the crowds.

Book market at the Spui

Friday from 10 am till 6 pm

Spui

www.deboekenmarktophetspui.nl

Every Friday 25 booksellers from across the country flock to the Spui to sell their wares. There are lots of second-hand and antique books, first and rare editions, as well as old prints, posters, pamphlets, maps and magazines. There is a good chance you'll find something special here.

King's Day markets

27 April

Every year on King's Day (27 April), Amsterdam turns into one large open-air market. People empty their atttics and basements and sell their stuff on the street. If you like brgain and treasure hunting, the go to the affluent streets in the Old-South quarter (Van Baerlestraat, Beethovenstraat, Apollolaan) - here you'll find the best stuff for reasonable prices. Come early!

Waterlooplein

Monday through Saturday

Waterlooplein

This used to be a daily market in the heart of the old Jewish quarter. It completely dissapeared during World War II, but was later revived as a flea market. In the sixties and the seventies, this market was world-famous. It still retains some of its old hippie vibe, with vintage clothing, semi-antiques and old records sold on rugs that are laid out on the ground.

Ij-Hallen

T.T. Neveritaweg 15

+31 (0)22 958 15 98

www.ijhallen.nl

With 750 stalls, this is certainly the largest flea market in Amsterdam. It's held one weekend every month in a former dockyard in Noord. In the summer season, stalls are both indoors and outside. Everything for sale here is second-hand. Professional traders and private individuals who've cleaned out their attics sell their wares here. You pay 5 euros admission.

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