If you are looking for wonderful fresh produce, fruits, fish, cheese or other delectable delicacies the Albert Cuyp Market is a spot you will definitely want to visit. This market has over three hundred individual stalls that not only sell food products but also have beautiful fresh flowers, lovely antiques, clothes, cosmetics and almost anything else one could imagine. Vendors are willing and able to discuss Dutch traditions and items, and can make recommendations on products and give tourists the history on various items sold in the marketplace.
Located in the De Pijp neighborhood of Amsterdam the market on Albert Cuyp Street is easily accessible by a short tram ride south from Centraal Station. The market was established in 1904 when local merchants began lining the Albert Cuyp Street with outdoor stalls to attract shoppers. The market itself is at almost a mile in length and is open six days a week but may be closed in extremely cold or wet weather. Like any other landmark in Amsterdam there are many hotels near the Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam. In addition to shopping the Albert Cuyp Market area offers a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops. There are also lots of opportunities to try foods from various countries, as the market has truly become an international market offering foods, artifacts and clothing from countries around the world.