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A growing interest in fresh, healthy produce has seen a corresponding growth in the number of farmers markets in Amsterdam. Pick up breakfast, picnic provisions or an original food gift at any of the farmers markets that pop up weekly or monthly around the city.
Organic Market on Noordermarkt. Held every Saturday, this is Amsterdam’s oldest and busiest organic farmers market. Come rain (which is frequent) or shine (which sadly is not), local and regional producers fill the square with fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, artisanal breads and pastries. A number of specialty stalls dedicated to mushrooms, olive oil and salt make interesting browsing.
Organic Market on Nieuwmarkt. Also on Saturday and with a similar range is the organic farmers market on Nieuwmarkt. What makes this market different, however, is its scale. Fewer stalls and shorter lines mean producers have more time to chat—something they are generally eager to do.
ZuiderMRKT. Established in 2011 by health-conscious Oud-Zuid residents, the weekly ZuiderMRKT has a gezellig (cozy), community feel. In addition to the essentials, you’ll find sustainably caught fish, English pies and Brandt & Levie’s dangerously addictive sausages.
Pure Markt. Appearing in different neighborhoods on different Sundays each month, this moveable feast has perhaps the most eclectic selection of all of Amsterdam’s farmers markets. Mustard, smoked eel and even Dutch grapes can be found alongside Iberian ham, Chilean empanadas and Hungarian champagne.
NeighbourFood Market. Selling prepared food and drink—so not strictly a farmers market—newcomer NeighbourFood encourages you to linger at long tables over plates of Spanish pintxos, Chinese pork buns, sushi, waffles and more, washed down with freshly brewed coffee and glasses of wine.