Waterlooplein is the location of Amsterdam’s best known and largest open air flea-market. Situated in the centre of the city close to Rembrandthuis, it is popular with tourists looking for souvenirs and bargain hunters.
The market is located in the centre of Amsterdam, next to the river Amstel. It’s approximately 15 minutes walk from central Station.
Trams 9 & 14: Stop Waterlooplein
Metro: 51, 53 & 54: Stop Waterlooplein
Waterlooplein Photo Tips
Look for Strong colours on the market stalls such as the brightly coloured Dr Martens boots. These intense colours with a simple composition grab the viewers attention.
Repeating Patterns create a visual rhythm and is a simple but effective composition technique.
Humorous and unusual items are plentiful at this market. Remarkable and original images can be more popular than excellent but predictable shots.
Blauwbrug – Amstel
Moses and Aaron Church