On a backpackers budget but fancy a spot of shopping whilst your travelling?

Then step this way friend!

IJ-Hallen is a huge warehouse in Amsterdam’s Northern district that plays host to Europe’s biggest flea market. Bargain hunters rejoice – you have found your mecca. With two grand halls packed to the brim with a vintage clothes, shoes, toys, tools, antiques (and maybe even a kitchen sink), you can find pretty much anything you might be looking for.

You’ll have to root through some junk, but there’s some real gems to be found if you’ve got the patience.

Find IJ Hallen at NDSM Werf, just a 5 minute cycle ride from ClinkNOORD. And once you’re all shopped out, treat yourself to a spot of lunch at the delicious Noorderlicht Cafe.

The market is held a couple of times a month, running in May on 7th & 8th and 28th & 29th. Check the website for more info!

Planning a trip to Amsterdam?  Find out more about ClinkNoord or visit our group accommodation page to find out more about our rates and best deals. 


IJ Hallen