Traditional Dutch Fresh Food Market – Noordermarkt Farmer’s Market
Noordermarkt Farmer’s Market Introduction
Noordermarkt used to be traditional market of pigeons and canaries, which for a century stood on Noordermarkt each Saturday morning faltered, but the idea of biological food (organic) quickly picked up with the public, and today The Farmers Market on the Noordermarkt is so popular, that it draws crowds not only from the nearby Jordaan but also from the whole city.
The clients come here from distant cities in the Netherlands, guided by the increasingly difficult task of buying healthy food. The Farmers Market became real social phenomena and recently a book (in Dutch) has been published about it.
*Noordermarkt only available at every Saturday and divides into three categories: Boerenmarkt (farmer grows), Noordermarkt (vintage goods), Lindengrachtmarkt (plants & utensils).
Noordermarkt Farmer’s Section
You may find at the Farmers Market not only natural made cheese, biological eggs, fresh fish, bread, honey, herbs, spices, nuts, and home made cakes. There are new products and new ideas, as for example very young eatable grass cultivated by Diana Store – so-called Raw Food! 😉
But the real specialty of the Farmers Market are mushrooms – fresh, in all shapes and colors, collected in the Dutch forests but also brought here from countries as France or Lithuania.
*Correct ways on preparing fresh mushroom: Just wipe with a dry kitchen towel (strictly avoid rinse with water) and then cut into any shape you want then it is ready to use.
Delectable Market Food
Fragrant and seemingly delicious food can be seen everywhere along the Noordermarkt street – from pancakes, bread, pastries, homemade cakes, tart and so much more.
You may take away, buy and chow along the street or enjoy with a cup of coffee while sitting on the benches around the market, how convenient was that! 😉
*Not sure what to have? Well, most stalls are generous for their customer to have a nibble taste before deciding on buying, don’t afraid to compliment if it’s really good.
Noordermarkt Treasure Trove
Moving further is the Noodermarkt “Treasure Cove” – a popular spot for locals and travellers to explore some real hidden gems which vary from fashionable animal hides, leather bags, textiles and even collectable classic antiques.
If you spent enough time in this section, you can definitely discover something which you favours the most – personally recommends to take a stroll along books and jewellery section.
*Also on Monday mornings (9.00 am till 1.00 pm) the stands on Noordermarkt will resume selling antiques, books, jewellery, vintage clothes and a wide variety of interesting goods.
Noordermarkt Plants & Fruits
The fragile product such as fruits and plants resides at the end of the street of Noordermarkt fresh market – personal guess because it was the most time consuming and heaviest things to carry around. 😉
Although it may seem very nice to have either one of these on the way back, but definitely not recommend for tourist as fruits will quickly get spoilt while most plant needs permits before able to board on the plane.
*While standing at end of the street, here’s your chance to have the pancake with the chestnut cream at one of the stands afterwards, or a very tasty apple pie in the nearby Winkel café.
A Lovely Pet Souvenir
This is one of our most satisfying finds in the Noordermarkt Fresh Market – A pile of pet jerkies and real dried animal bones, specially made for your love (pet) ones.
We brought jerkies as snack treats for our little puppies plus dried animal bones which cater during their play time – You can definitely expect a wide smile from your lovely pet with a long filled with saliva tongue dangling while running towards you! 😉
* We think that the dried ox bones are especially worth and durable (lasts at least two months) for the puppy to chow and nibble during their fun time.
- approximate 10 minutes from the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House
- tram 3 & 10, stop Marnixbad.
- leave your car on the big Europaparking (800 places; € 2,60 per hour), Marnixstraat 250, and walk direction North along Marnixstraat. Westerstraat and the market will be on your right hand after approximate 12 minutes walk.
- 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
- 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Address: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands.
Contact: +31 0252 465 555
Open Hour: 09.00 am – 05.00 pm (Mon-Sun)