De Pijp neighborhood is also called the ‘Quartier Latin’ of Amsterdam. A former working class quarter, now mainly inhabited by students and yuppies. It is a very vibrant part of Amsterdam and a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. This results in a neighborhood full of restaurants from all over the world, a true culinary delight. It is located just south of the city center.
In the middle of the De Pijp, at Albert Cuypstraat, you will find the largest and most famous street market in the Netherlands ‘Albert Cuypmarkt’. The market is named after one of the leading Dutch landscape painters of the 17th century, Aelbert Cuyp. It has a typical Amsterdam atmosphere and half way the market there is a statue of André Hazes, a famous Dutch folk singer that died in 2004. So much great food and beautiful flowers are sold here. Do not forget to try the famous Dutch cheese and of course haring at ‘Vlaardingse Haringhandel‘ (a typical ‘haringkar‘ were they sell delicious herring the traditional way). Open from Monday till Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.