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Address: On the Oude and Nieuwe Rijn every Saturday, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Traditional Country Market

This is a great time to rub elbows with the locals in a 900 year-old event, to try out eating raw fish, dipped in chopped onions, cheese, cheese, cheese and more! The fried squid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great time to rub elbows with the locals in a 900 year-old event, to try out eating raw fish, dipped in chopped onions, cheese, cheese, cheese and more! The fried squid was the best I've ever had (I bought fresh lemons just around the corner), fresh flowers, bread; a real feast! Stands that sold nothing but mushrooms... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited the market whilst in Leiden for the weekend with my other half..... Loved it! - it was fab. So much to see and try and buy. Fresh produce, just SO much to see. Amazing. Enjoy x

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fresh produce is available in this market, however the freshly squeezed fruit juices which include blood orange and strawberry make this market stand out by giving it a unique twist.

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a very rainy country
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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visit this market every week to get my fresh veg but also for cheese, mushrooms, hummus, nuts etc. There is a big range of products offered here. On wednesdays there is also a section with organic veg and breads. The local cheese shop sells all kind of different typical Dutch cheeses and even seals them so you can take... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a great market to visit and it makes Leiden an even more interesting place because you can find some real good bargains .Well worth a visit

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The hague
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If tot visit the fruit,flowers and fish market you get the best experience of what Leiden will be for "the leidenaar" Buy some cheese at the place in front of the city hall and if you really like to have a good friendly salesman talk. Ask for Ilias everybody knows Ilias delicatesse! His home made peanut butter is the best... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Eat 4 herring for €5, or brodje gambalen for just € 2. Enjoy the oudse Gouda cheese and take some bread home. Not without checking the strawberry icecream at Roberto. See you next saturday.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the thing I wanted to experience when I came to Netherlands. A typical market, with local people and delicious local food. Try the fried fish, raw fish sandwich, caramel stroopwaffle and be happy :D

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Love going to this market every saturday, mostly to buy fruit, veggies and flowers! Although on of the ends stinks of fish, it is all part of the experience! The best place where all the locals gather, whether they are doing their weekly shopping trips, eating the raw fish, or just sitting on one of the many cafes/bars/restaurants which are... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just 10 mins from Duinrell all the shopping and coffe shops anybody could want or need,cafes bars, C&As Dixons and designer shops Canal trips more to see than a day allows also a working windmill

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