Noordermarkt: the place to be
Fantastic weather, happy visitors and customers and ditto entrepreneurs. Still not at full strength in terms of occupation, but about 50% of the entrepreneurs are very happy to be able to work again.
03.05.2021: non-food Noordermarkt entrepreneurs are very happy to get back to work
However, according to the corona measures (keep 1.5 m distance), the Noordermarkt reopened on Saturday May, 1. It was a beautiful market day with many happy faces, both from market entrepreneurs and customers.
28.04.2021: a prolongation of the closure
has been announced for the 8th time for the non-food part of the Noordermarkt. On december 15, 2020 the second lockdown was announced; on January 12, February 2, February 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 23, April 20 and April 28, 2021 there was a prolongation of the closure for 80 (normally 120) market entrepeneurs with 'non-food' products. Only food, flowers, drugstore items and pet food may be sold.
Amsterdam is THE market city of Holland
Below the ‘Noorderkerk', on one of the cities most beautiful squares, the Noordermarkt takes place on Mondays and Saturdays.This market has a tradition that originated in the seventeenth century. Through the ages this market has been organised, daily, weekly and annually. Together with other markets in Amsterdam the Noordermarkt was of great importance for the development and flourishing of the city in the golden age. To this day, the Noordermarkt fullfills an essential social and economic role in Amsterdam. It has remained important through dynamic adaptability in changing times. The interaction between the demands of modern consumers and creative market traders has always been of great significance for the attractive present day Noordermarkt.
The original 17th century Pottery market (since 1623) sold utensils and items for daily use to the inhabitants of Amsterdam. After a long ‘journey’ through the years, we often find them back on the stalls of antique and curiosity sellers. These artifacts tell cultural and historical stories about their use in kitchens, living rooms and cellars. Their status is not obvious. Nowadays they have to compete with objects made for the same purpose with modern materials. During the years the range of the market has extended with clothes and accessories. Possibly we can find images of these items in paintings from for example Rembrandt. He was a great collector of these kind of objects and lived in the neighbourhood. Some current visitors continue to believe that they will find a prop between the trade that escaped the merchant’s look.
Since 1623 - 2023: nearly 400 years Noordermarkt
After the completion of the construction of the Noorderkerk in 1623, the then Prinsenmarkt which dates from 1616, was renamed Noordermarkt. The second oldest market after the Nieuwmarkt.
In a salient similarity between the market THEN and NOW, the producers go to the large public spaces of the city to sell their wares, together with the merchants who exclusively buy and sell. They both find a place on the market. The Noordermarkt on Saturdays offers like no other market such an attractive combination of both. The colourful and lively character of this market attracts visitors of all ages from all over the world and it is a very interesting meeting place surrounded by cosy pubs, lovely terraces and delicious restaurants.
On this website you will find traders and importers of decorative objects from all continents as well as designers of contemporary art. Together they offer a wide variety of interesting and collectable goods. You are very welcome to this unique market and we hope to see you when you visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Best market of Amsterdam: 'At the NOORDERMARKT (8.3) is no vacancy'. Het Parool, article Peter van Brummelen - January, 15th - 2018, 11:25