Hunting for Treasures

Go treasure hunting at IJ-hallen Flea Market in Amsterdam-Noord. This is a huge market with 750 stands both inside and outside. Need a pill box hat, a teddy bear with one eye missing, a sterling silver sugar shaker, an empty Cadbury chocolates tin, a painting of ships at sea or an abandoned Barbie doll? You think you don’t? An afternoon spent at the Flea Market in Amsterdam-Noord will change the way you feel about these objects

Flea Market

Once a month you can go treasure hunting at IJ-hallen Flea Market in Amsterdam-Noord. This is a huge market with 750 stands both inside and outside. Professional and new goods dealers are not allowed to sell their ware here; this is a FLEA market.

The vendors at the Amsterdam Flea Market start setting up very early. The early buyers are fellow vendors and professional dealers (they are allowed in to buy) and fellow vendors only who snap up the best bargains. But, there is so much on sale that also when you arrive later you can still find true gems. If you need some spending money for your holiday in Amsterdam, you can rent a stand and sell your surplus stuff. Renting a stall at the market will set you back €25 for one day.

 

Amsterdam-Now hot tip:

Arrive early, do a quick round to see what is the going price, then bargain and spend the rest of the day looking for your own Van Gogh or Rembrandt.

The flea market is held one weekend of each month from 09.00 – 16.30.

 

Address

Vlooienmarkt IJ-Hallen

TT Nervitaweg 15

1033 WB Amsterdam

 

Directions

Take the free ferry from the back of Centraal Station to NDSM Werf. This was the place of Amsterdam’s shipbuilding industries. The Flea Market is held in one of the old industrial buildings. Shipbuilding has now long gone and this industrial area is being redeveloped. Young artists and new companies have moved in. If you are not interested in the flea market, wander about this part of Amsterdam. It is completely different from tourist Amsterdam.

IJ-hallen