The big daddy of Amsterdam street markets has around 300 stands flogging anything and everything from rubbishy oil paintings to jugglers’ balls by way of knock-off DVDs, beat-up army jackets, and dainty ethnic jewelry. You can still find genuine treasures under all the second-hand tat but you have to look hard; be prepared to bargain, but accept that Dutch speakers will probably get a better deal. Whether you turn up that vintage Burberry trench or not, Waterlooplein makes for a great hour or two rummaging around in what is effectively other people’s cast-offs. It’s open Monday through Friday 9am to 5:30pm, and Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm.
- Frommer's Staff