Noordermarkt Farmers Market

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketAmsterdam is an amazing city. It is clean, civilized, has a great assortment of restaurants and cuisine types and some fabulous farmer’s markets. Among these I particularly liked the Noordermarkt.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketWhat is so special about this farmer’s market? Everything is “biological”. Basically it’s organic. The goal is “to provide the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems”. I went to the market twice while in Amsterdam. Here are some of the goodies I ran into:

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketAn oyster stand, these puppies were ready for shucking and the locals were slurping them up. The prices ranged from 2-6 Euros.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketButcher shop. Be forewarned. A chicken cost 23 Euros – that’s $21 USD. Made the chicken that same day and it was delicious. But I’m still hurt by the sticker shock.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketAll the veggies your heart could desire and more. There was romanesco, tomatoes, cauliflower.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketAlmost any grain imaginable was represented at the market: spelt, basmati rice, lentils, bulgur, quinoa – all organic.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketThere were tons of cheese stands and lots of samples to taste.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketMushrooms, of all types. This was my favorite stand and one I could not resist. I came home with lots and lots of mushrooms. They had everything from:

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketPortabella

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketPink Oyster Mushrooms

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketMini Shiitakes

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketMaitakes

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketCoral Mushroom

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketPurple Foot Mushroom

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketDid I mention cheese stands?

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketTons of fruits.

1x1.trans Noordermarkt Farmers MarketThere were also antiques and clothing as well as musicians to entertain. If you happen to be in Amsterdam and you are there on a Saturday; do not miss this amazing spot. It will be worth your while.

The Noordermarkt farmer’s market is located at Noordermarkt, 1015 MV Amsterdam (off Prinsengracth), about a 10 minute walk from the Anne Frank House on Saturdays.

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