Droog – Dutch Design

  In the early 90s Droog put Dutch contemporary design on the map.  The idea was to go back to the essence of a product, play with it, add a shot of dry (droog) wit, use materials in an unexpected way, connect to history and archetypes.  The results are fun and...
Dapper Markt – Amsterdam East – not Sundays

Dapper Markt – Amsterdam East – not Sundays

The Dappermarkt, in Amsterdam East, is a real neighbourhood street market with absolutely no tourist element or focus so if you want to see where locals shop for cheap stuff look no further!  The market is best in the mornings and differs a bit from day to day.  On...
Noordermarkt – Best Saturday Market

Noordermarkt – Best Saturday Market

  The Northern Market or, in Dutch, De Noordermarkt.  This is actually 3 markets in one.  There is an Oranic Farmers’ Market with a Flea Market adjoining it as well as a Street Market just around the corner on the Lindengracht.  So you really get the best...
Nieuwmarkt – Saturday Organic Farmers Market

Nieuwmarkt – Saturday Organic Farmers Market

Fresh organic produce, veggies, cheese, bread, crepes, juices.  What a wonderful spread, every Saturday from 9 to 5 on the very central and lovely Nieuwmarkt Square.  THE MUSHROOMS, and I don’t mean the magic variety, are amazing, check out photo below…...
Noordermarkt – Best Monday Morning Market

Noordermarkt – Best Monday Morning Market

  This wonderful flea market is the best in Amsterdam.  The only bad thing about it is that it is only open on Mondays, 09h00 to 13h00 but I guess that makes it all the more special. The flea market can be found on the square in front to the Noorderkerk (Northern...
Waterlooplein Flea Market – Everyday except Sunday

Waterlooplein Flea Market – Everyday except Sunday

This is the big daddy of Amsterdam flea markets.  It’s been around for over 100 years and has  huge variety of new and second hand clothes, books, bric-a-brak, bikes, even porn, well this is Amsterdam after all.  You can get cheesy souvenirs here for less than...