Amsterdam is known for its multicultural approach to living. In order to understand this cultural diversity, one must go about exploring the attractions of the place, the locale hideouts, shops, markets, houses and meet a lot of local people. Interacting with people is a good way to understand their culture and way of life. So, hence we have provided you with a list of organic farmers’ markets to discover and explore. These are basically not just food markets but also grocery stores where you’ll end up finding a lot of fresh and great produce to consume and use. You must try these out to understand their specialties. Check out the 10 best food markets in Amsterdam, the Netherlands to tingle your taste buds.
1. De Rollende Keukens
De Rollende Keukens meaning “rolling kitchens”, is the biggest food festival that happens every year in the month of May for four days in Amsterdam. During this food festival, you’ll find loads of food trucks, beer tents and big stages playing live music. De Rollende Keukens becomes like a large open-air restaurant. But do try and get there early because the crowds can be massive.
De Rollende Keukens
Address: Pazzanistraat 35, 1014 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: De Rollende Keukens
Opening hours: 1pm to 11pm
2. Nieuwmarkt Market
The Niewmarkt has been alive as an Amsterdam market since the 1700s. Farmers still come here to sell organic produce in the main square of the market on Saturdays. From Monday to Friday you’ll find only a few stalls selling fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers and the like. However, both Saturday and Sundays (from May to November) are a good time to visit the market. The weekend market is a buyer’s paradise. You’ll find food, jewelry, antiques, cosmetics, clothes, craft material and anything and everything that you’re looking for. Nieuwmarket also hosts a number of events and activities all year round.
Address: 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Nieuwmarkt Market
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
3. Lindengracht Market
This market sits on Saturdays from the morning to the afternoon. Even though it is advisable that you go in the morning to avoid the crowd but don’t head out too early because it starts only at 9 am in the morning. You will find a lot of fresh fish, fruits, fresh juices, flowers, great sandwiches, cheese stalls, other gourmet goods, fashionable apparel, vintage goods, and also household goods.
Address: Lindengracht, 1015 JX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Lindengracht Market
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
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4. Ten Katemarkt
The Ten Katemarkt will give you the perfect idea of how local markets in Amsterdam are, without being touristy. The stalls here are small and few (a little more than 50), perfect to visit and pick up food quickly. You will find fruits, vegetables, fish and bread apart from some delicious food of different types. It is situated only a few steps away from the neighborhood of Jordan in the Oud-West region of Amsterdam. The best thing about this market is that it is not crowded.
Address: Ten Katestraat 97-99, 1053 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Ten Katemarkt
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Foodhallen is in Den Hallen, which is just next to the Ten Katemarkt. This indoor market has a proper seating arrangement with a large island bar around which up to 20 food stalls hover. The stalls serve different varieties of food, including sushi rolls, wood-fired pizzas, Vietnamese rolls, Greek meze, burgers and more. There are other specialty bars around the area and also a seating area upstairs that affords a good view of the entire place.
Address: Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 11am to 11:30pm
6. Waterlooplein Market
Waterlooplein Market is the oldest flea market in the Netherlands. The market is 33 years old and apart from apparel, housewares and vintage goods it also hosts a number of food trucks that serve cuisines from all around the world, including Lebanese, Greek, Italian, and also French fries and burgers. The market is well-known all around the world.
Address: Waterlooplein 2, 1011 NZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Waterlooplein Market
Opening hours: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Zuider Market is set up together by the local residents of a neighborhood around Vondelpark on Saturdays. It mainly sells farmed and organic products bought from the nearby farmers of Amsterdam. The neighbors decide on what should be sold in the markets. It sells fruits, vegetables, artisanal cheese, sausages, nuts, flowers, granola, wine and so many other farm fresh products. Social functions are also arranged for by the locals in this market where people often catch up for tea or coffee.
Address: Jacob Obrechtstraat, Johannes Verhulststraat, 1071 MR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 9:30am to 5pm
8. Pure Markt
Pure Markt is a weekend market that is set up in several parks throughout Amsterdam. It mainly takes place in Frankendael (every last Sunday of the month) and in Amstelpark (every second Sunday of the month). A lot of local food dishes like paella, bun cha, ice cream, oysters, cava, and also varieties of jams, jellies, cheese and vegetable oils along with different kinds of drinks are found in this market and you can also shop here before enjoying a hearty meal and relaxing with a drink. A lot of people have picnics in the parks where the market is set up.
Address: Frankendael Park and Amstelpark
Website: Pure Markt
9. Noordermarkt Farmer's Market
Noordermarkt Farmer’s Market is located by the street of Westerstraat, which is filled with bars and cafes. You will find a variety of organic products, including local honey, cheese, biological eggs, fresh fish, bread, herbs, spices, nuts, and homemade cakes, all of which are brought in from the nearby farms. However, the specialty of the Farmer’s Market is its mushrooms. It sells a variety of mushrooms. It is said that this place is also known for selling amazing apple tarts. The market sits on Saturdays only.
Noordermarkt Farmer's Market
Address: Noordermarkt 42B, 1015 NA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Noordermarkt Farmer’s Market
Opening hours: 9am to 4pm
10. NeighbourFood Market
NeighbourFood Market usually happens once a month. This place is a foodie paradise. Butchers, bakers, brewers, organic farmers, cheese makers and every other person who is associated with food-making come together to set up stalls in the NeighbourFood Market. The market takes place both inside and outside the halls of Westergasfabriek where the locals gather to eat. Reach early before the market runs out of the tasty treats that it is famous for.
Address: Pazzanistraat 37 | Westergasfabriek, 1014 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Website: NeighbourFood Market
Opening hours: 11am to 6pm
Perfect place to explore for the foodie in you
If you’re a foodie and like cooking your own meals after buying fresh vegetables and meat from the market then you are going to love this place because they are a food market serving not only cooked food but also raw food items, which are completely organic.
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