During closing time in Albert Cuypmarkt, dozens of herons come by to seek some food left overs. Foto tokyorama
One of the biggest outside daily market in Amsterdam is located in De Pijp District in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. The street and the market are named from Albert Cuyp, a painter from the 17th century.
This market began by the free initiative of a bunch of street vendors with hand carts, since when in 1905 the municipality decided to establish a free market to regulate and organize the business. Originally it was running only on Saturday until 1912 when it was decided to open it 6 days por week. Actually it’s still going from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. with 268 market stalls on both side of the street where is possible to buy anything: food, clothes, cameras, souvenirs, gadget, tools.
more info: www.albertcuypmarkt.com
Address: Albert Cuypstraat
Transport: Tram 4, 16 stop at Albert Cuypstraat, 24 stop at Albert Cuypstraat, 25 stop at Ferdinand Bolstraat.
Bus 356, stop at Van Woustraat
Open: 9.00 am-5 pm Mon-Sat