The Cuypmarkt is a popular outdoor market located in the De Pijp neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is one of the city’s largest markets. It is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, and attracts both locals and tourists. It is known for its diverse selection of products, including fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood, as well as clothing, jewellery, flowers, and souvenirs.
During the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the market situation at Albert Cuypmarkt was affected. The market was temporarily closed for some time, and when it reopened, it had to follow strict health and safety regulations to prevent the spread of the virus. The number of visitors to the market also decreased due to travel restrictions and concerns about public gatherings. Despite the challenges, Albert Cuypmarkt has continued to operate and serve the community during these difficult times.
I interviewed Angelique, who opened up on the current situation:
“I live here for more than 20 years, I grew up here and I have never seen this before. What a difference: we used to have so many people, so many tourists. Also, people who came from Oost and West are now staying in their own neighbourhoods. Luckily our regular customers, the customers from De Pijp, are still coming.”
These photos were taken for De Pijp Krant to investigate how Albert Cuypmarkt is dealing with the lockdown.