Flea market

by Tanja
IJ-hallen for second hand shopping Amsterdam

If you like cheap second hand clothes and vintage, pay a visit to the Amsterdam flea market IJ-Hallen. It is the largest indoor flea market of Europe. The flea market is held regularly at the former shipwharf NDSM across the IJ-water in the North of Amsterdam. A ferry will take you there in a 15-minute fun ride.

Shopping for vintage shoes, records and antiques in Amsterdam

Looking for a second hand flower pot? Vintage shoes? Second hand clothes? Second hand vinyl records? At the IJ-hallen flea market in Amsterdam North you will find everything for extremely low prices. Commercial vendors are not allowed, only people who want to empty out their storage, attics and basements are present. Over 500 stands sell stuff like clothes, toys, antiques, books, records, furniture and much more. The Amsterdam flea market IJ-Hallenis like a huge car boot sale!

The Amsterdam flea market takes place once or twice a month. Location is the old NDSM ship wharf, located along the banks of the IJ. This rough, industrial area covering a space the size of some 10 football fields has been turned into a cultural and creative hotspot in recent years. Over 250 artists have settled here, as well as restaurants, bars and cafés.

How to get to Amsterdam flea market IJ-Hallen

Quick and easy access to the Amsterdam IJ-Hallen flea market is available by ferry, that will take you to NDSM within 15 minutes. The ferry is free of charge and leaves from behind Central Station (look for the ferry that says NDSM).

Parking is free. Entrance to the flea market is € 4,-. Check the Amsterdam event calendar for dates.


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