Waterlooplein Market

One of Amsterdam's oldest and largest flea markets, brimming with weird and wonderful goods.

An Extraordinary Flea Market

From Albert Cuypmarkt to Noordermarkt, Amsterdam has dozens of street markets specializing in used products. But as the largest flea market in the city, Waterlooplein is widely considered a must-see for tourists. Thanks to the varied assortment of goods on sale, the Waterlooplein market can satisfy the needs of almost any shopper.

A Historic Shopping Spot

Waterloopleinmarkt has a long and storied history. Established in 1885 in a traditionally Jewish district, the market revived and began to thrive again after World War II. It was even a hotspot for hippies in the 1960’s and 70’s! Today it specializes in all things secondhand.

And “all things” is not an exaggeration. Visitors can purchase everything from vintage clothes, to bicycle bells, to cans of spray paint. Shoppers will find this bustling market open every day except for Sundays, and its central location makes it an easy site to squeeze in on any trip.