This flea market has a long history: its beginning is reaching back to the 1880s, when a square had been created on the place of the Leprozengracht and the Houtgracht, two canals. From 1893 until 1941 it was known as a Jewish market and it was the largest and most important market in whole Amsterdam. But when the Nazis started the persecution of the Jews in 1941 the market closed. After the Second World War the market reopened and is again one of the largest flea markets of the city.
Over 300 stands offering their goods here from Monday to Saturday and attracting people from all over the world, but also the locals love the market. Nearly everything can be found there, from new, vintage and second hand clothes, books, music and antiques to old military items such as uniforms and as well ethnic objects from all over the world. So don’t miss having a stroll over the market, even when you don’t search for something.
The market is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5.30 pm and on Saturday from 08.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Notice: as it is always really crowded there, take care of your belongings
Address: Waterlooplein, 1011 PG Amsterdam
Tram: 1, 2, 5, 13 from “Magna Plaza” or 14 from “Central Station” to the station “Stadhuis”
Amsterdam Waterlooplein Flickr Gallery Udo Geisler
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Junk Flickr Gallery Incase.