Prague’s Havel Market

 

 

Amsterdam Market

 

 

Marjorca Market






Tenerife Market






Barcelona Market

















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Match the Market

Markets are the best place to root out a bargain, find a unique gift or buy local produce. Perusing the local markets is a favorite holiday pastime and a great way to get a sense of the local culture. Listed below is a fun guide to some of Europe’s most popular markets, tips on how to haggle like a local and what interesting items you can buy there.

Prague’s Havel Market
Havel Market is one of two markets that run all year around in the Czech Republic’s capital. This market is extremely popular with both tourists and locals, selling a diverse range of items including leather, flowers, fruit, toys and vegetables. Located in the Old Town, Havel Market is a great place to explore on city breaks to Prague. After finding a bargain, head to one of the many pubs in the area for a refreshing pint of the local dark beer.
Look out for:
Handmade marionette puppets
Barter like a local:
That’s too expensive = To je moc draché

Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein Flea Market
Open all week and just one of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets, Waterlooplein market has everything from clothing to art and even furniture. Whether you’re after a set of Dutch army medals or some retro fashion, Waterlooplein is central and easy to find, meaning if you’re on a short break to Amsterdam you can tackle it in just a few hours. Here you’ll find Dutch, Arabic and Asian vendors, with some stalls offering up some tasty traditional treats.
Look out for:
An electric guitar
Barter like a local:
Is it okay if I try this on? = Kan ik prroberen dit op?

Majorca’s Inca Market
There are loads of traditional markets held across the island of Majorca. One of the most popular is the Inca market, where you can have fun haggling for citrus fruits, clothes, jewelery and pottery every Thursday. Make sure you get there early, as all markets typically open by 8 a.m. and close by 2 p.m. A great souvenir to buy on a holiday to Majorca is a leather bag. Inca is famous for its leather and there’s a great choice of styles - choosing your favorite is the hard part!
Look out for:
A pair of Espadrille shoes
Barter like a local:
Last price/Final offer! = Ultimo precio!

Tenerife’s Market of Our Lady of Africa
La Laguna is home to one of the more authentic farmers’ markets on Tenerife. This colonial-style market has nearly 200 stalls and you can easily spend the whole morning bartering for weird and wonderful foods or fun souvenirs. The market opens at 6 a.m. and usually dies down after 2 p.m., so get there early for the best bargains. Holidays to Tenerife aren’t complete without a trip to one of the markets; head to one of the more authentic ones for a unique experience of sights and smells.
Look out for:
Exotic African spices
Barter like a Local:
What does this cost? = Cuánto es esto?

Barcelona’s Encants Market
Els Encants Vells is Barcelona’s largest and most popular flea market. Appropriately, the name translates as "market of old charms" and there is a wealth of gems to barter for. Running since the 14th century, Encants is one of Europe’s oldest markets and is held every Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, ideal if you’re on a long weekend break to Barcelona. Keep an eye out for the vast collection of vintage items, especially sunglasses, jewelery and clothing.
Look out for:
A 1920s Turban-style hat
Barter like a local:
Is this genuine? = Es esto real?