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Waterlooplein Market

behind the Amsterdam Townhall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #26 of 107 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wales
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This market reminded me of a car boot sale. The odd interesting item, but a lot of rubbish. As you walk through it smelt of old musty clothes.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I agree 100% with a reviewer who titled this market a " junk backyard sale" . I would like to add "the end of the day of a junk backyard sale". As per the Albert Cuyp Market this market has seen much better days. Most of what is sold is simply disgusting/revolting, the kind of stuff you find inside garbage... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My fiancee and I took a walk through the Waterlooplein market on route to the Heineken experience and see what it was like. The market itself is huge with loads of different stalls all set up selling everything from clothes to cheese. It would probably be great if you we local and stayed nearby but for a tourist it was... More

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Pola de Siero, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This market is awesome, caters most needs. Possible to pick up a large variety and at good prices. While living in Amsterdam I frequently came to this market.

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had a nice walk through from the station tot he Waterlooplein market. It is as you expect a mixed range of stalls selling alsorts of things - much of which you will not want to buy! There's are some interesting stalls too so I would suggest a walk throughout the market and se what you can pick up. Try... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Had high hopes for the market but was a real let down. Was just lots of stalls selling old second hand items. Nothing special, would advise to give it a miss.

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