Amsterdam’s Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek is a lively locale of culture, commerce and creativity. A prime example of Dutch adaptive reuse, this former industrial plant and culture-park duo has contributed to the imagination and innovation of Amsterdam for more than 20 years. A popular product of these converted grounds is the Sunday Market — the art, fashion and design market of Amsterdam. Held on the first Sunday of every month, this beloved market brings together foodies, rummagers and art lovers of all sorts.
One balmy summer afternoon, I paid my very first visit to the famous Sunday Market. Vintage clothing, home goods and accessories intermixed with organic food, live music and activities. There was even a prosecco stand and hula hooping! I bought biological souvlaki from De Groene Griek and the most adorable baby gift from Lost & Found, which has since become my go-to site for baby presents. If you need a present for a little someone, I’d recommend personalizing one of their Raf the Giraffe pacifier toys. They’re original, affordable, and moms and dads will love you for it! Plus, they’re made in Holland.
Just this past Christmas holiday I attended the Funky Xmas Sunday Market for some last-minute stocking stuffers. My friends happily walked away with Dutch cupcake decorations, chocolate-orange wine (after many samples!), and fuzzy, handwoven blankets. I ended up supporting a local artist, Lauren van der Kolk (LVDK.), and purchasing motivational tea-light candles from Coeurblonde. Besides the enormous selection of quality handicrafts and international stalls inside, the line of food trucks surrounding the venue had market-trollers salivating — including us! We had just indulged in baked goods (carrot cake and beet brownies) and washed them down with gluhwein, but somehow managed to make room for some more. Stuffed bread cones, gourmet burgers, Indian fare…not easy to resist.
Balmy, rainy, snowy — het maakt niet uit! Every type of weather calls for a visit to Amsterdam’s dynamic Sunday Market.
Every first Sunday of the month
1014 BE Amsterdam
Note: The Sunday Market is sometimes held at other locations in Amsterdam. Check the site for changes.
http://www.sundaymarketamsterdam.com — English site