Once a major seafaring and trading powerhouse, the Netherlands has a rich history when it comes to steadfast bargaining. So it’s no surprise that even today Amsterdam boasts no fewer than 32 markets, some of which have been going for nearly 100 years, each with their own distinct character (and plenty of eccentrics behind the stalls).
Whether it’s vintage clothes, flowers, bric-à-brac or antique furniture you’re after, there’s an outdoor shopping destination for you. So if you’ve ticked off most of the major attractions and things to do, ignore the bland high street chains and tourist tat, and head instead to one of these unmissable Amsterdam markets.
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