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  • Markets in Rotterdam

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    Rotterdam: a tradition in street markets
    As Rotterdam is an industrial city with one of the biggest ports in the world, the street markets of Rotterdam have been the main location where trade took place throughout the centuries. Merchandise was imported from overseas, traded at one of the Rotterdam markets and transported upstream the river Maas. Nowadays, many streets still carry names of markets of those times, for example Botersloot (butter), Hooimarkt (hay) and Veemarktstraat (cattle), Those nostalgic places are still worth a visit, even if the traditional street markets don’t take place there anymore.

    Rotterdam street market: six days a week
    If you want to have a shopping experience at the street market in Rotterdam it doesn't matter what day to pick: there's a market somewhere in Rotterdam almost every day, except on Monday. There are small weekly markets in various districts of Rotterdam, but one of the largest street markets of the Netherlands is located at Binnenrotte, near Railway station Rotterdam Blaak. The second largest market square is located in the South of Rotterdam at Afrikaanderplein. Scroll down to see an overview of all street markets in Rotterdam and its opening hours. At the Rotterdam street market, a large selection of goods is offered, from mobile telephone accessories and vintage stuff to Dutch cheese and from affordable fashion to fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and fish. Both Dutch and imported goods are offered. Strolling down the market square and browsing for today’s bargains is a typical habit of Rotterdam’s locals. Visiting a street market in Rotterdam is a nice experience that enables you to meet multi-cultural local people. The price level in the Netherlands is quite low compared to Western-European standards, but prices at the street markets in Rotterdam are unbeatable!

    Street market downtown near Rotterdam Blaak
    The largest street market of Rotterdam is located in the city centre at Binnenrotte near the Blaak underground station. This weekly market covers the Binnenrotte square from Blaak to shopping street Meent and contains more than 400 stands. Near the Blaak area, you will find fresh produce such as fruit, fish, cheese, vegetables, flowers and candy. At the Rotterdam market square in the vicinity of Meent clothes, smart phone accessoiries, vintage goods, fabrics and souvenirs are offered. In the afternoon this market can be quite crowded, especially during the weekend. On rainy days the street market has a functional shelter by means of plastic covers, so if you're a tall person watch put! You  can combine a visit to the Rotterdam street market with a day of shopping in Rotterdam, because the market square is connected to the Meent and Hoogstraat shopping streets. Read more about the largest weekly market in Rotterdam on our page about the street market in Rotterdam centre.

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    Summer Sunday Market Rotterdam
    In summertime you can visit the Rotterdam Summer Sunday Market at Binnenrotte near Blaak, at the market square on which the regular market takes place on Tuesday and Saturday. The Sunday market in Rotterdam is slightly smaller. The so called 'city lounge' is centrally located on the market square and offers a variety of stalls with delicious snacks or cold drinks. Here you can taste the famous Dutch fries or exotic snacks from the multi-culturural community in Rotterdam. Children can enjoy a ride in the merry-go-round The Summer Sunday Market in Rotterdam has different themes during the summer season, such as fabrics or books.

    Market Hall at Rotterdam Blaak
    Some green areas have been created at the Binnnerotte market square in Rotterdam which offers a little less space for the traditional street market stalls, but for a future market shopping experience, the brand new indoor Market Hall in Rotterdam is a must see. This futuristic market hall contains an underground public car park, apartments and a supermarket. Furthermore, the Rotterdam Market Hall offers more than 100 booths with little diners, fresh vegetables, fish and other food specialties.

    Swan Market Rotterdam
    Besides the traditional street market there's also a lifestyle market in Rotterdam with very diverse and creative goods, called the Swan Market. The Swan Market is organized several weekends a year at different locations in Rotterdam such as the Grotekerkplein and Museumpark. The Rotterdam Swan Market offers fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, kids stuff and affordable art. Snacks and drinks are available at the Swan Market in Rotterdam, as well as live musical performances.

    Tip : Towards the end of the market day, street traders are willing to sell their fresh goods with a serious discount, so if you’re smart (and lucky) you can get your cheapest and most beautiful flowers, fruit or fish ever.

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    Market Centre
    Market Centre
    Visit the huge market at Binnenrotte in Rotterdam and buy Dutch cheese, flowers and fresh fish at a bargain!

    Market Hall
    Market Hall
    Buy your fresh lunch at this one-of-a-kind indoor food market and enjoy the ceiling!

    More shopping in Rotterdam?
    Haven't you finished shopping yet? Go and follow our complete shopping tour in Rotterdam city center! Do you prefer shopping in a mall on a rainy day? The metro takes you to the Zuidplein Mall or to the Alexandrium Mall in 25 minutes. Zuidplein offers another 150 shops and Alexandrium has many home decoration stores and a big shopping center. Another option is the indoor Market Hall at Blaak next to the street market.

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  • OPENING HOURS Markets Rotterdam

    Market days in Rotterdam including the opening times Markets

    MondayNo market
    TuesdayMarkt Rotterdam centre8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Book market Wijdekerkstraat centre9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Stamps & Coins Market centre9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Biological market Eendrachtsplein8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Hoek van Holland Beach8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    WednesdayAfrikaanderplein8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Ommoord8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    ThursdayHoogvliet8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    IJsselmonde8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Visserijplein Rotterdam-West8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    FridayAlexanderpolder8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Schiebroek8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Overschie8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Asterlo Zuidwijk8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    SaturdayMarket Rotterdam centre8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Afrikaanderplein8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Book market Wijdekerkstraat centre9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Stamps & Coins Market centre9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Visserijplein Rotterdam-West8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    SundaySunday Marketnoon - 5:00 pm

     Note: the Sunday Market is open from 1 April till 30 September.

  • PARKING Market Rotterdam Blaak

    Market at Rotterdam Blaak by public transport
    The biggest street market is located in Rotterdam city centre at Binnenrotte, near the Blaak railway station and the Cube Houses. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro, train, tram or bus to Blaak. To travel by public transport, you must first purchase a Rotterdam Travel Chipcard. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl

    Parking near the market at Rotterdam Blaak
    Park your car at the Kiphof or Oude Haven public parking. In the near future you can also park in the Market Hall car park. Parking on the street is possible along Goudsesingel but you'll have to pay by EC or creditcard. Please check our page about parking in Rotterdam for further details.

  • CONTACT Market Rotterdam

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