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“Nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Albert Cuyp Market

Albert Cuyp Market
Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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Ranked #17 of 115 shopping in Amsterdam
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The city's largest street market is just south of the city center.
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Lugano, Switzerland
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We always like to see flea markets or traditional city markets wherever we go. On the famous lonely planet guide the Cuyp market along with the waterloplein market is described as a must and a very nice typical market, flea market.
Well we visited every market (3) suggested on the guide as a must and everyone has been a let-down. We expected nice, antiques or very typical flea market. what we found were plain boring immigrant market, where you find everything but antiques. very disappointing.
Therefore I do not suggest this market nor the other ones.
If you wanna see some antiques or very nice little traditional stores you better go to the negen straatjes, an area inside the jordan district where the streets and atmosphere are lovely and the shops are worth a visit even if you end up not buying anything.
They are not market or flea market, simply shops or antiques shops but well worth the visit and muuuch better than the cuyp or waterloo markets.
Only thing they're good for are the typical food shops, waffels, herring sandwiches and chicken skewers...if you really have to go just for them.

Anyhow, not suggested

Visited October 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“nice relaxing stroll with some good bargains...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

nice friendly atmosphere with a few bargains to boot....not a place for serious shopping but great for knick knaks and other non critical stuff...also nice place to meet up with people

Visited August 2013
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Yehud, Israel
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“lovely place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

must for anyone who likes markets . There's also fabulous baked goods, juices and smoothies, clothes, bags, leather goods, very good cheese, flowers, clothes shoes and boots (in winter). i loved it!

Visited January 2013
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Blackpool
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The market is approx. 1/2 mile expanse of market stalls on the kerbside of a street selling everything from tourist goods, clothing, footware, normal household goods. We took a couple of hours to stroll back and forth along and bagged a few bargains and souveniers we had not seen in the shops.

Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“standard market fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent about an hour here (inclusive of coffee). A colourful market. Clothing, etc is regular market gear but the flowers and food were great.... my husband really enjoyed his herring and pickle bun! The walk to and from the market was very pleasant.

Visited August 2013
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