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De Markt

On the Oude and Nieuwe Rijn every Saturday, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 3 shopping in Leiden
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: As in every town in the Netherlands, Saturday is the day the Dutch go grocery shopping. You don't see any hypermarkets, or indeed large... more »
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Belo Horizonte, MG
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Houston, Texas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
104 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

A friendly local lady directed us to a less-crowded entrance to the Markt along the Nieuwe Rijn and we enjoyed seeing the variety of products available, it seemed every produce vendor was trying to convince me to buy several containers of their beautiful small local "aarbei" - strawberries, but we were on the lookout for the "nieuwe haring", the 'new... More

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All over the place
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This is a wonderful market taking place on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the wednesday one being smaller in size to the saturday option. Spanning both sides of the Rijn in the old centre it really is something good to visit and pick up some thing. The market is separated into sections, with flowers/ plants and fish stands on the north side... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The wednesday and saturday markets are held along both sides of the Rijn and on the Corn bridge. The cheese stands are especially great. Make sure to ask for a "prof'", a small sample for a cheese that you do not know. While you are there, sample some Leidsekaas (Leiden Cheese). The cheese stands will vacuum pack the cheese so... More

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Rome, Italy
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150 reviews 150 reviews
56 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Spent several hours walking around the market, bought some flowers, cheese and at the end had a wonderful snack of haring. Not to miss.

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

Go and roam around the market for a few hours, having lunch and a couple of beers in a cafe on the way. There is a Wed. market as well, but it isn't as large.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

This is really an old fashioned foodmarket, where the whole of Leiden roams around on Saturdays. It is not classy, like burough market in London, for it is not so much a tourist attraction, but the place where citizens go to shop. If you want the local experience: go around ten 'o clock, have a coffee at 'Van Engelen', opposite... More

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