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Waterlooplein Market

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Address: behind the Amsterdam Townhall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of...

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.

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited Amsterdam in late July and early August and marvelled at the ambience of this lovely city. One of the places to stroll through is the friendly and quaint Waterlooplein market. It is very easy to find and you will pass here more than once on your walks around the canals. The market is full of memorabilia from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I'd been looking forward to having a good old rummage through the stalls here, but most of them were cheap chines knock-offs or dollar-store tat. There were one or two bric-a-brac stalls but I didn't see anything worth a second look. I was seriously disappointed. Don't go with any high expectations, but you might just strike it lucky.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to this market several times for a couple of years in a row. Visiting Amsterdam has always been remarkable and pleasant experience for me thanks to its rich culture, great museums, nice shops and markets as this one. Don't visit it with any particular goal or so, just drop by with your curiosity and adventurous mood, you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Found it to be a little more upmarket to the Albert Cuyp Market . Not more of a local market like the other so not much food on offer. Both markets very good and have their special characteristics. This one we feel leans a little more to the tourist industry. Good for a stroll through. Also is a little closer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I used to come once in a while just to take a look if I could find something interesting among the junk. It was a flea market and very nice to visit. Nowadays it is like other market. People sell new things, only some tents still have old stuff or junk. The price is the same with the price in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Mainly second hand goods- as to quality I think you get what you pay for. might find some unusual stuff here

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This open market is a crowded and cheap place but cheap stuff is mostly second hand and the crowd is generally wasting time. I was expacting some intresting and rare material but they are selling things that you will see everywhere in town. Some t-shirts are a little bit cheap but that's all.

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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