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Albert Cuyp Market is one of the famous markets in Amsterdam, located in the De Pijp, which one should never miss to visit. It was established in 1904. It’s a big market with almost every variety of items required whether it is fresh food product as fruits, vegetables, fish, cheese, spices or other fancy article as clothes, fresh flowers, beautiful antiques, cosmetics and beddings. One can buy these articles at cheapest rate here. There are about 300 hundred individual stalls lining both the sides of the street. Behind this street again there are a number of shops dealing in various articles as furniture, pets, computers and haircuts. Even the vendors here provide the detailed information about Dutch traditions and the history of various articles sold in the marketplace. This area remains open for six days a week and usually remains crowded on sunny days and Saturday. But it might be closed in extreme cold or due to bad weather.
Besides this a variety of restaurants and coffee shops are available here. In addition to this food from various countries could also be tried here. This market is easily reachable by a tram ride from Central Station. Hotels with good features are also available here to stay in. Look for the hotels in this area –
Sarphati Hotel Amsterdam – Located at Sarphatipark 58 near Grachtengordel. This is a lovely two star family hotel situated at a beautiful park. Famous canals (Grachtengordel) with their ancient houses are within a walking distance. Bars, restaurants and shopping centre for budget shopping are available. Besides this the biggest conference centre, the Rai and trade fairs in Europe is a few tram stops away from this place. Main museums as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Rembrandt Museum are located near it and the famous concert hall could be seen opposite to these museums. One child up to 4 years of age can stay in parents’ room.
Sphinx hotel Amsterdam –This is a small and comfortable two star budget hotel at Weteringschans. One can visit shopping areas, street market, second- hand market and flower market located around it. Some of the entertainment areas as Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and main museums are also nearby. Trams are easily accessible from this hotel. Visitors below 18 years are allowed with some adult. One child of age group 12 years is allowed to stay in parents’ room.
Van Ostade Bicycle Hotel Amsterdam -This is a comfortable budget hotel located at Van Ostadestraat 123. One can enjoy the quite and clean environment here without much traffic. It’s an environment friendly hotel encouraging paper and bottle recycling. Bikes could be hired from the hotel. Main museums, the Concert hall and the Rai exhibition is at 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. One child up to 3 years of age can stay in parents’ room.
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