Albert Cuyp Market on Albert Cuypstraat (in the De Pijp (“The Pipe”) neighborhood) is Amsterdam’s largest open-air street market with nearly 300 vendors selling just about everything one might expect, including hot foods, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, spices, chocolate, sweets, flowers, plants, household goods, clothing and accessories, and so much more.
Prices can be quite low, but I thought chances were likely that you get what you pay for. I happily spent €12 for a purple cloche-style hat, but also spent time scrutinizing the quality (which was not great, but adequate for its price and purpose). My husband and I shared a Belgian waffle, hot off the iron, with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. So delicious! We also tried freshly made stroopwafel, but decided it isn’t our thing. We (and by “we” I mean “me”) would have liked to make other purchases, too, but our airline baggage limit saved my husband’s wallet from further damage.