Flower market at Janskerkhof, Utrecht
© Jurjen Drenth via Utrecht Marketing

Markets in Utrecht

Utrecht is a city where you can visit a market every day of the week. The centre of the city is host to three large markets: the Lapjesmarkt (fabric market), the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) and the large general market held at Vredenburg.

  • There is a market in Utrecht every day.
  • Because of the variety of locations, there is always a market nearby.
  • Enjoy the perfume of flowers and the scent of cheese while strolling past the market stalls.

Fabric market of Utrecht

The Lapjesmarkt of Utrecht is the largest and oldest fabric market in Holland. It has been around for more than 400 years. Every Saturday between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm on the Breedstraat you can find all the fabrics and cloths you need.

Flower market of Utrecht

The Bloemenmarkt of Utrecht takes place in two locations. Every Saturday from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, the Janskerkhof morphs into the largest flower and plant market of Utrecht. This is where you can by everything from bulbs to plant pots.

At the same time, another flower market is on the go at Oude Gracht and Bakkerbrug. Here some 12 market stalls devote their sales mostly to flowers and bouquets. If you are walking here from Oude Gracht in the direction of Lange Viestraat, you simply have to order a Mario bread roll (broodje Mario) from the Italian stall, drink a glass of beer at Stadskasteel Oudaen and then go for a boat excursion with Shipping Company Schuttevaer.

Vredenburg market

The largest market of Utrecht is the large general market held at Vredenburg. This is where you can buy fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, bread, belts, jackets, accessories and electronics. You are also in the right place for a bread roll with herring, a fresh treacle waffle or a bag of Dutch liquorice.

Held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Vredenburg market counts between 75 and 125 stalls! Saturdays are busiest day of the week.

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