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Waterlooplein Market

behind the Amsterdam Townhall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #35 of 123 Shopping in Amsterdam
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of merchandise offering a wide...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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 antiques to leather coats and shoes.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If like us you enjoy a good market, fashion, and antiques. Close enough to the Rembrant bridge and other attractions.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I happened to visit this market on a rainy and cold day, so unfortunately many stalls were closed. What I still managed to find was unique vendors with antiquities, famous-painting-printed clothing items, as well as souvenirs, shoes and art. Prices aren't that low, but can be negotiable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

One of the several markets of Amsterdam, and not one to pass up. It is a well placed market which will provide you with many options to sample local favorites and items. Best on a day with good weather, take some time and wonder thru the market when your not in a hurry, you'll be happy you did.

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San Francisco
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was a "bustling" flea market 30 or so years ago. Now it is mostly a "Made in China Crap" market and what we experienced there forced me to write the title. It is a warning and I myself will NEVER visit this place. One brown skinned person was looking at some insignificant stuff. No antiques, nothing valuables, a few... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This market is about 3 blocks long if you include the cross section on the west side of the market. There is lots of new clothing, shoes, luggage, and leather purses/bags/belts at very good prices. There are also some booths with a mix of old flea market junk/treasures. I visited the Albert Cuypmarkt earlier in the week. If you are... More 

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Cincinnati OH
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stumbled upon the flea market. Interesting to look at some of the antique spaces. Spent an hour or so at a cafe just outside of the market which was great for people watching. Better market to go to is the Sunday Market in Westergasfbriek!!!!!!! Some fun finds, unique pieces to purchase and some great local food! Not sure if... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As someone else said, it is a market but not really special. The antique stall are o.k. And you can haggle, but I wouldn't go again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Unfortunately, most of the markets in Amsterdam are nothing special. Of course, there are the touristy stalls with all the same cheap things. As for the rest, well, if you happen to be in the area stroll through, but don't make special plans to visit.

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Rincon de Guayabitos
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the time to visit. Small but a lot of neat stuff to see and purchase. Restaurants close by for lunch or coffee. Items found here seemed to be a great bargain with lots of brass antiques. Great if you can take it home with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday morning. Wasn't too big but a few interesting shops. Good place to pick up some momento , which tend to be more expensive in the shops. Don't have to chnage plans to visit here but ok to visit if in the vicinity.

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