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“Saturday market”
Review of De Markt

De Markt
Ranked #4 of 84 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Right in the city centre next to the canal is this great market, with fresh foods like cheese and vegetables. But also market stalls with ribbons, textiles and needle & threads. Great variety, friendly people.

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"every saturday"
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"herring"
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"nice market"
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"fresh produce"
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"both sides"
in 6 reviews
"on wednesdays"
in 5 reviews
"waffles"
in 3 reviews
"stall holders"
in 2 reviews
"food truck"
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"fried fish"
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"cup of coffee"
in 2 reviews
"great variety"
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"city hall"
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"typical dutch"
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"worth a visit"
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"stalls"
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

On a Wednesday or a Saturday it happened here. They said it's fun and fulfilling. Variety of stuffs for sale. A nice experience to have come here to find more for the household. and for some souvenir items.

2  Thank MijnlieverdFH
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

On Saturdays, when it is really busy, the market is such an annoying experience. People stop right in front of you in the middle of the walking path and market-goers are generally not too kind to each other. The people at the stands are really nice though.
On Saturdays, find the food truck of Omer (on the street by the City Hall). He is so incredibly nice, and he sells a Turkish wrap (tantuni)...he and his food are the reason why I'll go every Saturday to the market.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

On Wednesdays and Saturdays along Nieuwe Rijn canal where it has been for ages for a reason. Farmers used to transport their produce by boat to the center of Leiden. If you cycle through the Leiden hinterland you can still observe the ingenious system of waterways that used to compose Holland's 16th century transport system. It was hardly possible to go from A to B over land and certainly not with a load. You would get stuck in some marshy piece of land somewhere.

At the time the center of Leiden was virtually one big marketplace with designated spaces for different goods. Some names of canals still are referring to it: boter markt, vis markt, aal markt.

The whole area is worth visiting during all days of the week as there are many cozy cafés and restaurants with friendly well-behaved 'indigenous' people. One wonders why foreigners flock to Amsterdam. For a Dutch city experience Leiden is a much better alternative.

4  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a very nice market, in the middle of the town, with lots of very good food stalls in particular. Also great flowers.

3  Thank Seasondtraveller
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