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Waterlooplein Market

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Address: behind the Amsterdam Townhall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of...

This is Amsterdam's bustling flea market with more than 300 stalls of merchandise offering a wide selection of items from secondhand clothing and antiques to leather coats and shoes.

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A very good cultural experience

If you are a fan of flea markets, this is worth a visit. If you are not, then stop reading. Some of the stalls have the predictable souvenir tat - clog slippers, fridge magnets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a fan of flea markets, this is worth a visit. If you are not, then stop reading. Some of the stalls have the predictable souvenir tat - clog slippers, fridge magnets, tacky t-shirts etc. However there are some great finds if you have the inclination and patience. Trawling the stalls is a lovely way to spend a... More 

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm STILL enjoying my purchases from a summertime shopping bonanza at the Waterlooplein Market! The Market is outdoors, so best to plan your visit in pleasant weather. I was in the city on a day trip with some Dutch friends & they brought me to the market specifically to introduce me to "New Rock Boots". They're a brand of amazing... More 

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Hulste, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best flea markets I have ever seen! They have all kinds of hippie stuff, stuff I've never seen before, vintage, second hand and the cliche souvenirs.. And the best of all: it's not expensive. Prices are fine so it's the perfect place to buy some original souvenirs. In the winter, it's ok but in summer... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Waterlooplein has one of the largest flea markets in Amsterdam. There is everything from used clothing at incredibly low prices to boxes and boxes of vinyl records, accessories for bicycles, new clothes like leather coats, new watches and much much more. It's worth a look and there's lots to look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Its a flee market that has everything u can imagine from shoes to hippies clothes to artifacts to souvenirs

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Heard so much about this flea market and saw it listed on the official Amsterdam tourism website, so i had high expectations. Got there and was very, very disappointed! it felt like a royal waste of time. There was not that much to see or buy, and the souvenirs/knick knacks were not unique or any different from what you would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Has loads of things including flowers and souvenirs. Beautiful place and great to walk through. Has some nice cafe's opposite which are good too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place with a lot of things just lying around and they are inexpensive..some stuff literally is out of the world. Loved walking around!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We spent an hour wondering around this open air market. Lots of jumble type stalls but also a few "hidden treasures" in there as well. There is also a few food stalls if you are hungry / thirsty. Certainly worth a look if you are in the area and its not raining

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Just a flea market, didn't really understood why it is so hyped out for tourists and locals. You'll find here souvenirs same as other places in Amsterdam, sometimes more expensive. Not really worth visiting here especially in case you are staying here just two days.

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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