Albert Cuyp Marketq in Amsterdam is an iconic open market, operating since 1905, with many stands selling clothing, local foods, flowers & more. It’s the largest market in Amsterdam, stretching for over 1km, between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat.
While you’re here, take a walk across the neighborhood (De Pijp), which is very cool. You can also take a short walk to Sarphatipark park.
2 – 3 hours
Accessibility Level – Medium
Albert Cuyp Market, Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch (official language). English, German and French are widely spoken
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age
230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard
Albert Cuyp Market is a relatively safe place to travel. However, as in any crowded market, make sure to keep your stuff close to you. If you’re on a bike, ensure it is well locked up. Bike thefts are common.
To enjoy the market, you’ll need at least 2 hours. I advise that you start early around 10 am. It is great for walking and exploring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Amsterdam is between April and May or September and November. These are the times right before or directly after the summertime high tourist season. As a result, you’ll enjoy fewer tourists and mild temperatures. During the winter, you’ll find better prices, but expect called weather with temperatures around zero (30 to 40 F). For details month by month overview please visit Amsterdam Travel Guide. In terms of things to do, you’ll find attractions and endless festivals all year long. April – May: Late spring is arguably the best season to visit Amsterdam. The mild temperatures forecast couldn’t be more perfect for biking around the city and exploring the surrounding countryside. Flowers are in bloom, and if you want to catch the city’s infamous tulips at their peak, aim to visit during the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May. It’s also an excellent opportunity to catch the famous King’s Day carnival, held on April 27. June-August: This is the high season, at least in terms of the number of tourists in Amsterdam. You’ll be enjoying long sunny days and warm yet comfortable temperatures. Make sure to book a long time before the trip as hotel vacancy is low during the summer. September-November: In the fall season, there are fewer crowds and relatively mild weather, although it’s pretty cold as we get to November. Fall is a delightful season for travel, and prices are better, but you’ll probably have some rainy days. Pack layers, and don’t forget an umbrella. I love to travel with this fantastic compact umbrella. You can order it from Amazon. Remember to check the weather forecast a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.
Flights & Accommodations
What To Pack?
During the summers, you should expect warm weather, but scorching weather is rare. Nevertheless, I always recommend packing light and in layers, so pack a light jacket or sweater even in mid-summer. Winters can be moderately cold with optional snow. Rain can surprise you at any season, so bring your coat and an umbrella.