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Albert Cuypmarkt

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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Project for Public Spaces
 on 
December 29, 2014
December 14, 2017

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Why it doesn't work?

With rows of Dutch apartment buildings as its backdrop, the Albert Cuyp Market is located centrally and within walking distance of many public transit stops. The market is open six days a week during the daytime and is a huge draw for tourists and is frequented just as often by locals. Behind the stalls are even more restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, adding to the reasons to visit the Market. Famous Dutch “Stroopwafels” as well as many other international staples are available throughout . With open air and a wide lane for shoppers to meander, Albert Cuyp is a beautiful market and a thriving a place for local commerce.

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History & Background

Albert Cuyp Market began as an eclectic and somewhat chaotic gathering of street traders and pushcart owners. By 1905, the city government decided to set up an official market, originally only open on Sundays. In 1912, it became a permanent fixture in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam; open six days a week during the daytime. The market rose to international acclaim in the 1960s and 70s, which required that the road be closed to traffic during market hours because of market traffic. Today, Albert Cuyp Market is the largest street market in Amsterdam with more than 300 vendors selling an endless variety of goods from around the world.

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Image credits: Kevin White via Flickr, Sebastian Wilk via Flickr,  Franklin Heijnen

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Website: www.albertcuymarkt.nl

Twitter: @DeAlbertCuyp

Facebook: facebook.com/Albert-Cuyp-Market

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