Largest outdoor book market next Sunday in Amsterdam


On Sunday May 18, Amsterdam will host the world’s largest outdoor book market, or so the organisers claim. The 1,000 stall market came about because this year sees Amsterdam as Unesco’s book capital of the world. Organisers are De Kan who each year hold the much smaller outdoor book markets on Dam Square, Waterloo Square and Heineken (!) Square, so expect lots of second hand books and antiques. The market will be held in the Eastern part of the city centre, an illegal pimp’s spit past the Red Light District.


  1. Eric says:

    Interestingly enough, the organisers of the Deventer book market claim to be the biggest in Europe, with 878 stalls…

  2. Branko Collin says:

    Deventer usually is the biggest of the Netherlands (I thought it was around 600 stalls), then off the top of my head Dordrecht, then Haarlem (around 100 stalls), then things dwindle into insignificance from a purely statistical point of view, though I still love roaming through the “tiny” Amsterdam markets of around 50 stalls.

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