Dutch markets

Markets in the surroundings of Amsterdam

Interested in Dutch markets? Close to Amsterdam are many markets to be found. All the main cities that surround our capital have their own general market and some have specialized markets too. If you like flowers, shoes and clothing, food or antiques, see our list below to find the market you like.

General Markets

A Dutch market can give you a good picture of what the Netherlands is in various ways. And the possibility of tasting and smelling the products, while exchanging a word with the vendors, is irresistible. You’ll find stands with fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts. There’s bread, cheeses, cold meats and artisan products. Clothing, fabrics and household items can be found there. And of course you find your daily groceries. The markets are well situated to be accessible to the buying public and held mostly in the open air. Have a look at the list of general markets here.


Den Haag      
Monday,  wednesday, friday and Saturday 08:30 – 17:00 hrs. The Haagse market at the ‘Herman Costerstraat’
wednesday, friday and saturday 08:30 – 17:00 hrs. Vredenburg market on the square Vredenburg
monday and Saturday 09:00 – 16:00 hrs. The big market on the ‘Botermarkt’ square
saturday 08:30 – 17:00 hrs. Goudse market around the old cityhall
thursday 09:00 – 17:00 hrs. general market of Delft on the market square
wednesday and Saturday 08:00 – 17:00 hrs. Leidse market the ‘Vismarkt’, ‘Aalmarkt’, ‘Botermarkt’ and ‘Nieuwe Rijn
saturday 09:00 – 17:00 hrs. Alkmaarse market at the gedempte Nieuwesloot and the Hofplein
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 hrs. general market at the marketsquare ‘de Hof’
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 hrs. general market at the ‘Gedempte Turfhaven’, ‘Gouw’ and ‘Nieuwstraat’
wednesday 09:00 – till 16:00 hrs. general market at the Westerstraat

Antique and curiosa


Every Thursday and Saturday from April to October on the Voldersgracht, the Wijnhaven and the Hippolytusbuurt.


Every Wednesday from mid August to mid September on the Marktplein.

The Hague

Every Thursday and Sunday from mid May to mid September at the Plein and the Lange Voorhout.


April 6 and 20, May 18, June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, 7 & 17 August,  September 7 & 21, October 5 at the Dreef.

Flower markets


Every Saturday from 08:00 to 17:00 on the Janskerkhof and the Oudegracht.


Every Thursday from 08:00 to 17:00 on the Brabantse turfmarkt.


From April to September every Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 on the Kerkplein.

Bloemencorso Haarlem

On Saturday 13 April 2019 from 09:30 to 22:00, starts in Noordwijk, ends in Haarlem.

Cheese markets



Place Day Season Times Location
Gouda thursday 4 april/ august 29 10:00-12:30 Marktplein 35
Hoorn tuesday  18 june/ august 27 13:00-15:45 Roode Steen
Alkmaar friday 29 march/    september 27  10:00-13:00 Waagplein 2
Edam wednesday 5 july/ august 23 10.30-12.30 Jan Nieuwenhuizen plein

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