Dappermarkt, or Dapper Market in English, is regarded as one of the best markets in Amsterdam. In 2007, National Geographic Traveler declared this to be one of the top 10 shopping streets in the world. It is in eastern Amsterdam in an area where many people from other parts of the world now live, giving it an exotic feel. There are 250 stands with approximately 160 merchants, and goods can be purchased at low prices. Items on offer in this lively market mostly include fruits, vegetables, and other food products, but also some basic, inexpensive non-food products.
Visitors can stop for international cuisine in the market. Cafes and other shops line Dapperstraat, the street the market is located on. You'll find a Turkish bakery, an Islamic butcher, a Suriname food store, African cosmetics, and other stores selling clothing and shoes. Throughout the year, the market hosts special events. On certain days there is live music or other festivals such as Ladies Day on March 8th and a Christmas Gala.