A little Amsterdam { food } guide for a long weekend-stay - Part 2. Markets, Delis, Snacks

by - Friday, August 29, 2014

As I explained here and here I am a big fan of all kind of markets; food, clothes, antiques…
So this post is about markets, cause there are plenty of them in Amsterdam, but also about deli's and snack places.

Next week there will be the final Part 3, with brunch places and restaurants you can go to for lunch or dinner.

NeighbourFood Market, Open once a month (check here for agendaWestergasfabriek (close to Haarlemmerstraat) The market is mostly located outside, but there are also a few shops inside such as a really nice coffee place. This market is pretty much like the markets I hyperlinked on top; you can buy a lot of different street food dishes such as hot dogs, fries, sandwiches and other typical street food dishes. Great chill-out place with relaxed music, perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon.

Noordermarkt, Open Saturday 9.00-17.00h, a very nice and traditional market right at the Noordermarkt square. They sell all kinds of handmade goods, flowers, food to take home or to eat right at the spot, CDs, clothes etc. Next to it is the Winkel 43, which I mentioned in my last Amsterdam post here.

Albert Cuypmarkt, Open Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00h, Albert Cuyp Straat. As to what is being sold this market is quite similar to the Noordermarket; you can find clothes, all kind of new products, but also vintage, food stalls etc. This market, however, is more touristy and to me it was a bit too crowded. Nice to see once as it the biggest market and is located in a nice area (de Pijp), but nothing you would visit more often - at least that's my view.

This picture was taken one year ago in winter

Zuidermarkt, Open on Saturdays 9.00-17.00hJacob Obrechtstraat 38, 1071 KG Amsterdam. A small market, selling local and I think mostly organic goods. It is the most "intimate" market of the ones I have been to in Amsterdam, which might also be the case because it is a bit hidden and not many people know about it (I myself only went there because I was told to do so ;)). I bought a very nice granola there and tried some cheese and bread - delicious. Don't go there just because of the market, because it is a bit further away from the center; but if you happen to be around the museum area make sure you have a look at the nice things people are selling there.

Supermarkets & Delis
In general on Haarlemmerstraat and in the Jordaan area there are plenty of Delis and this kind of places such as Small World Catering or Vinnies Deli, which both seem to be nice places. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to try them out. Don't miss out on Dille&Kamille which is a lovely household store selling baking and cooking accessories, decoration of all kinds and also some food.

Marqt, several locations (check here), one is on Haarlemmerstraat, close to the Noordermarkt. Marqt is kind of an alternative, organic supermarket selling everything from quinoa over fish and meat to all kinds of vegetarian or vegan desserts. I quite liked it, because you get many products you wouldn't find in a normal supermarket. Some things might be a bit pricey but simply look for products that are weekly/monthly offers.

Stach, several locations, one is also on Haarlemmerstraat on the opposite side of Marqt. A small deli selling pre-made lunch dishes, soup in bottles, organic chips, pastries, snacks, lemonade etc. They offer some very delicious things and some of them you can even try so you definitely know what to buy.


Jay's JuicesHaarlemmerstraat 14, 1013 ER Amsterdam, very tiny shop where you can get aaaall (trust me, ALL) kind of freshly squeezed juices. They even have wheatgrass shots for all the superfood-fanatics out there. I think mine was with pineapple, avocado and some other really healthy ingredients.

Frietsteeg & Vlaams Friethuis Vleminckx

And last but not least - FRIES. Dutch fries with dutch frietsaus (a kind of mayonnaise but better). Both are a snack place, so very small with limited, if any, seating. Both are really good, I prefer the Vlaams Friethuis Vlemickx though - try out yourself!

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