Old Amsterdam Food Market – Recaptured

Organized to kick-off a new season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, the first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market was a tasty, fun success. Find photos and more recapturing the day below.

In anticipation of the new Old Amsterdam Food Tour, we organized a fun and food-filled Old Amsterdam Food Market. In partnership with Café De Brakke Grond, the market came together at their courtyard – the site of an historical meat market just off of Dam Square. From delicious, top-quality chocolates from Metropolitan to Frank’s Smoke House’s amazing smoked meats and fish to craft beers from De Prael, visitors tasted treats and tried traditions. There were also lectures on topics from meats to raw milk, and a hands-on workshop where participants baked their own bread with BBROOD. For more information and a list of entrepreneurs, see here. Capture, or recapture, the day below with videos, photos and more:

Old Amsterdam Food Market 2014 from CITIES on Vimeo.
Credit: Xena Maria Evers

Credit: So Dam Local

What a day it was! The first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market was a successful kick-off to CITIES’ redeveloped 2014 season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour.

With a nice day and no rain, people continued exploring the market from open until close. From Frank’s Smoke House’s beautiful smoked fish and smoked salmon sandwiches to Vleesch Noch Visch’s unique vegetarian pitas, and from Metropolitan’s bounty of cacao chocolate treats, taste buds were stimulated. To mix in some learning and physical activity, the day’s program also featured lovely lectures from Anke de Vrieze of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, Diny Schouten of De Pasteibakkerij and Sietske Klooster of Melksalon, along with a hands-on workshop by BBROOD, where participants learned to mix their own dough, knead it (physically intensive for 10-minutes), and then pick it up fresh and warm at the end of they.

Below you will find photos to give a better sense of the day than words allow. We are also waiting for videos to be developed – stay tuned to CITIES, as well as our Facebook and Twitter (@CITIESONLINE), to find the videos!

After the success of the day, we are considering organizing a bigger, even better Old Amsterdam Food Market next year!

Metropolitan Deli
Vleesch Noch Visch
Frank’s Smoke House
Keuken van het Ongewenste Dier
De Pasteibakkerij
De Smaak te Pakken
Brouwerij de Prael
Meat the Mushroom
Gallery PR2

With support from Stadsdeel Centrum, CITIES redeveloped a new Old Amsterdam Food Tour for 2014 – equipped with a beautiful map and partnerships with 10 local entrepreneurs visited along the tour. To celebrate these new developments, CITIES partnered with Café de Brakke Grond to organize the Old Amsterdam Food Market, which fits into their running exhibition this month on the theme of ‘Labor of the Day’.

More on the Old Amsterdam Food Tour here.

More on tours this month – April 23rd and 30th – here.







photo 1-1


photo 5-1



Bbrood bread market

photo 2


photo 3-1

Market sunny flag


Posted on 15 April 2014 and filed under Projects

Tags: , , , , , , , ,