Noordermarkt more than 400 years - since 1623 | SAT 9 am-4 pm | MON 9 am till max 2 pm |

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Present and future

In the late 1980s, there were no farmers markets in Netherlands. A few motivated people started in June 1987 the first market day of the Dutch farmers' market with only eight small but enthusiastic traders. And the city was also enthusiastic. The first Dutch farmers market was born. In the years that followed, the market grew. Many small farmers have managed to keep their company afloat thanks to the market. Saturday became a favorite day because of the quality of the products, the people, the music, the cosy atmosphere and the coffee with the best Apple Pie in the cafe at the corner of the Noordermarkt.

On 10 February 1988 a neighborhood meeting took place to redesign the Noordermarkt. On market days the square should remain open to cars. In 1993 the restoration starts of the exterior of the Noorderkerk which is more or less completed in June 1995.

Over the last forty years, the Noordermarkt has developed into a special market with traditional antiques and curiosities, books and prints, brocante, textiles and second-hand products such as glass and crockery, lamps and vintage clothing. In addition, the range consists of unique, new products from producers and designers of special jewelry, bags made from recycled material, indigo textiles, hats and caps.

To date, street trading has been of paramount importance for the socio-economic development of the city. The Noordermarkt on Saturday is different than on Mondaymorning. On Saterday there is a combination of a special goods market (where corporate social responsibility plays an important role), an organic Farmer's Market and just around the corner the Lindengracht Market: 3 markets in one . On Mondaymorning there is more brocante and vintage clothes.