Budget-Friendly Shopping in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Tourist Attractions

Amsterdam is a roaring city packed with infinite fun activities and adventures. There are plenty of things to do and see in this beautiful city, which makes the city of Amsterdam, one of the dream destinations for all the backpackers out there. Furthermore, the city houses countless innovative and talented people in various fields like fashion, media, science, and more.

It will be the dream of every traveler to shop from different places and Amsterdam is one of the best places for you to shop for cheap rates, but only if you know the right place. Below are some places in the city where you can do a budget-friendly shopping.

Waterlooplein Flea Market

This is the best place in Amsterdam that will provide you with all kind of stuff; be it clothes, furniture, or jewelry. The market consists of around 300 stalls of countless varieties of items for which only the sky is the limit.

If you want to purchase clothes, you can see many stalls of used as well as vintage clothes over here. They mainly differ in their prices and conditions according to your capability of bargaining. Moreover, take care while buying new clothes from here, as many of them tend to be of low quality.

Unsurprisingly, you will also find many smoking accessory stores in the market where you will get different products of price ranging from 3-10 Euros. You can buy all sorts of marijuana grinders, water pipes, vaporizers, and more from here.

If you are planning to go to Waterlooplein market, do not wait until the night because most of the stores will be closed if the sales are low. The working hours of the market are from 9 am to 5.30 pm and are closed on Sundays.

Albert Cuyp Market

Albert Cuyp market is a goldmine for all shopaholics out there. They are popular for providing the signature items of Morocco and Turkey. You can also buy and savor the taste of traditional Dutch delicacies and all types of cheese over here.

Furthermore, the markets are open from 9.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday and try to avoid going there during winter, as most of the shops will be closed due to bad weather.


H&M is a Swedish clothing chain in Amsterdam and they are the best option for you if you are not looking for something that lasts for years. The clothes here are very cheap and trendy and also you can see certain beauty products and accessories in some of the outlets of H&M.

Moreover, if you are planning for a big purchase, then the five-storied H&M store in the dam square will be perfect for you. Note that all the stores of H&M will open at 10 am.