What’s there to see in the Dappermarkt?
The Dappermarkt is one of the oldest markets in Amsterdam. A market where the scent of fresh cut flowers mixes with that of Vietnamese spring roll, Surinamese Roti, freshly vegetables, fried fish and Belgian fries. Dappermarkt is a market where all beliefs and nationalities coexist side by side. And all in complete harmony. For years, the market has played the role of the glue that holds the neighbourhood together.
The market is by far the most colorful market in Amsterdam, and perhaps in the Netherlands. There so many nationalities in the market; Dutch as well as the Hindustani, Pakistani, Antillean, German, Italian, Arabic and English. Visitors can reach the Dappermarkt via the Muiderpoort station and from there, it’s only a 3-minute walk. It is a relatively inexpensive market, which means there are lots of awesome and unique wares for cheap. The market has a huge selection of wares from all over the world. And the best thing: they are all very affordable. There are also many shops with great stuff and great offers behind the stalls. And they are definitely worth a visit!
Official opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Although the market is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, you should not expect all the stalls to have been assembled by 9:00 am. You should also not expect that you will see many stalls open around 5:00 PM either. Some stall owners leave early. We would recommend visiting the market between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to make sure all the stalls are assembled and the wares are displayed. On rainy and especially stormy days, there are often fewer market stalls than normal.
Note: The market is usually not open on Sundays but there are certain Sundays when the market is open and the wares on display may be slightly different than on regular market days. There is also free parking, a diverse range of regular market vendors, stand workers and temporary market vendors who only attend on those special market days. There is also music and different catering establishments. Below are the planned dates for this year:
- Sunday, 26 May 2019 – Spring market
- Monday, 10 June 2019 – Whitsun market
- Sunday, 30 June 2019 – Summer market
- Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Midsummer market
- Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Annual Fair
Dappermarkt remains one of those markets where different types of fish are on display. There are fresh fish, stockfish and even smoked fish. The beauty of the Dappermarkt is that different people from different parts of the world come to the market to display products native to their countries so this means that there’s a huge chance of visitors finding whatever fish they want no matter where they may come from.
Cheese is a product you can never get enough of in the Netherlands, so it is no surprise that it isn’t in short supply in the Dappermarkt. Dappermarkt has different types of cheese on display. There is old cheese, new cheese, Beemster cheese etc. Dappermarkt boasts of cheese stalls that sell some of the best cheese in the Netherlands and Europe. Don’t miss out! And don’t forget to ask the cheese seller for a piece to taste.
Dappermarkt fabrics are some of the best and most colourful in the Netherlands and Europe. For those who enjoy making their own clothes and need an endless supply of colourful and quality fabrics at affordable prices, Dappermarkt is where you’ll find them! Fabric stalls in the Dappermarkt sell fabrics for clothes, curtains etc.
Fruits and Vegetables
Dappermarkt fruits and vegetable sellers aren’t shy to announce to the world that their veggies and fruits are the best in the Netherlands and Europe. The beauty of this is that it’s all affordable and free of additives. The wide variety of vegetable and fruits doesn’t just add colour to the market, it’s also one of the reasons why thousands of customers rush to the market every single day!
Dappermarkt is home of assorted flowers for whatever occasion. There are roses, tulips and every other seasonal flower you can think of. While Dappermarkt may not be very popular among tourists the way Albert Cuyp market is, the market still boasts of well-stocked flower stalls that sell flowers tourists would generally love to buy.
Snacks and Other Types of Food
No one visits Dappermarkt without eating something. There are stalls where different types of snacks and dishes are served. There are Surinamese Roti stalls, Turkish pizza and Doner Kebab stalls and also popular snacks like stroopwafels, spring rolls and poffertjes. There is a wide range of food and snacks from all over the world. Take a stroll around the market and see what you can find.
And furthermore …
Just like the Albert Cuyp market, there is so much to see in the Dappermarkt. There is a huge selection of products from all over the world, all at affordable prices. Dappermarkt is where shopping is both cheap and fun. Also behind the stalls are many shops with great stuff and great offers, definitely worth a visit! While a lot of stalls at the Dappermarkt accept credit cards or bank cards, some of them do not. So make sure you have some cash with you.