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Noordermarkt: the place to be

Since 1623-2023: 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 Saturday and Mondaymorning 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.

We hope that the market will remain open in the coming autumn and winter

Let's hope for an autumn and winter without interruptions. On Saturday 26 February 2022, the Noordermarkt reopened with 100% market occupancy. Because of Corona not every market entrepreneurs will return to the market. Wearing a face mask in public transport is advised, for example where it is busy. More information mouth caps Further easing of coronavirus measures. About Covid you can call 0800-1351 or +31 20 205 1351 (if you are abroad); or visit the website about: COVID-19.

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.

Best market of Amsterdam: 'At the NOORDERMARKT (8.3) is no vacancy'. Het Parool, article Peter van Brummelen - January, 15th - 2018, 11:25

Shopping on the Noordermarkt