One of Europe’s biggest outdoor markets, Albert Cuyp Market has welcomed shoppers since 1904 when it began as a collection of street traders. Named after the 17th-century painter, today's market offers stalls filled with food, clothes, and more, giving locals and travelers a robust shopping destination.
The market has more than 300 stalls lining both sides of Albert Cuypstraat offering food—fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, and spices—as well as clothes, beauty products, electronics, and bedding at low prices. The melting pot of local residents means multiple cultures are represented at the market, including aromatic Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese foods and colorful furnishings.
Travelers have many choices to explore Albert Cuyp Market as part of a half-day or full-day group or private tour that includes adventures on a hop-on hop-off bus, a canal cruise, or a guided walking experience of the De Pijp district.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The Albert Cuyp Market is suitable for travelers of all ages.
- The area around the market is crammed with international restaurants, including curry houses, Asian noodle bars, and street food vendors.
- Don’t forget to sample local specialty—freshly baked stroopwafels, dripping with syrup.
- Tours may include roundtrip hotel transport, food and beverages and admission fees. Check specific tours for details.
- Some tours may not be wheelchair friendly.
The Albert Cuyp Market is located on Albert Cuypstraat in the De Pijp district. The closest public tram are Stadhouderskade, Albert Cuypstraat, Ferdinand Bolstraat, and Van Woustraat. From central Amsterdam, it's about a 5-minute a taxi ride or a 30-minute walk. When to Get There
The market is open year-round, Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to about 5pm. In winter, if the weather is inclement, the market may close early. The popular destination is always busy but generally less crowded on weekday mornings. For smaller crowds and mild temperatures, visit Amsterdam between April and May or September and November—just before or after the summertime high tourist season.
Shop Til You Drop
There are many shopping opportunities in Amsterdam. In addition to the Albert Cuyp Market, there's Waterlooplein flea market selling old records, old photographs, vintage clothes, secondhand sunglasses, and many fun curiosities; the world- famous floating flower market on the Singel Canal; and Black Market Bazaar, one of Europe’s largest indoor markets, carrying everything under the sun, from furniture and electronics to fashion and cosmetics.