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Waterlooplein Market

behind the Amsterdam Townhall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #31 of 115 shopping in Amsterdam
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of merchandise offering a wide selection of items from secondhand clothing and... more » Owner description: This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of merchandise offering a wide selection of items from secondhand clothing and antiques to leather coats and shoes. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

this was so close to our hotel and we visited every day. it was great to see some authentic homewear, gifts and clothing as well as having some food counters too. and it was good to be around the dutch locals. would definitely recommend coming here, even if you don't want to buy anything!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

typical flee market, a lot of old second hand stuff and a lot of junk I didn't see anything special. I wouldn't go there especially but if you're in the are go see it.

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Haifa, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You can find here home appliances (some of them are in a bad condition) , sculptures, batik shirts, leather jackets, Second hand clothes jewelry, art and other stuff you can think of finding on a flea Market. i really liked it, and i found some coolstuff. also you can bargain with the sellers

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is an outdoor market similar to most others you will find throughout the world. Worth a visit if you have a spare half hour, if not ----- don't bother! !!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This market was just like many you see worldwide. A lot of clothing and products especially produced for the market. Not much individuality and more expensive than the same products back in New Zealand.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This market wasn't what we expected at all. There were only a handful of stalls selling the typical tourist souvenirs that you can get at the same price but in much better condition. Apart from that, the place is filled with make-shift stalls selling very very very old vintage stuffs with most in quite horrible condition. Nothing much to see... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really like markets with a generous mix of old or used items and great bargains. The vendors selling cheap trinkets imported from third world conditions do not excite me. There was some of both here. I did find a neat old key and a Grand Prix participation medal from 1930 for just a few Euros. I would go back... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Worth a wander around, loads of nik baks & trinkets and obligatory clogs. Probably a good place to get a bicycle since they are in abundance. No shortage of shell suits should you want a laugh.

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Doncaster, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I visted here on my trip to Amsterdam. It reminds me of a flee market/car boot. It was quiet big, with a variety of stalls selling all sorts of things. Some of it seemed like rubbish, and as we only passed through, i couldn't rummage through all the boxes etc. Its worth a quick look. Though don't expect anything brilliant.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Not sure what people expect? This is simply a market, not something specifically set up for tourists. Made a few purchases and was more than happy with the prices which were MUCH cheaper than on the main tourist streets..... Yes, it's full of quirky different stuff, but that was really quite interesting.

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