AMSTEL HouseBoats

rooms on board of a houseboat in the centre of Amsterdam


Amsterdam's markets abound with the vibrant colours, smells and sights that define this multicultural city, meaning open-air markets are one of the best ways to soak up the local culture. 

neigbourhood markets

Amsterdam has a number of lively neighbourhood markets filled with food, flowers, clothes, housewares and other bits of kitsch. Open six days a week (Monday to Saturday), you can sample local snacks, pick up the daily necessities and rub shoulders with the locals at the Albert Cuypmarkt, Dappermarkt, Ten Katemakt.

flea market

Amsterdam’s best-known flea market is on the Waterloopplein six days a week. The variety of stalls almost defies definition – there's everything from spray paint and bicycle parts to vintage clothes and pillowcases. 

organic Farmers markets

Whether you call it eco, bio or organic, Amsterdam has a few markets dedicated to sustainably produced products. The focus is on food, but you’ll also find everything from clothes to cleaning supplies. Held once a week: head to the Nieumarkt or Noordermarkt on Saturday,