15 Must Visit Flea Markets in Europe
Looking to rummage through some of the best flea markets in Europe? We’ve got 15 amazing spots for you to check out!
Thrifting has become one of the hottest trends in recent years. The thrill of finding one-of-a-kind pieces and trinkets is what draws many, but knowing your shopping is environmentally friendly certainly helps! If you’re the kind of person who enjoys rummaging through flea markets and people’s car-boots to find retro-kitsch bargains, then this post is for you. Europe is notorious for great flea markets, but planning is key so you don’t miss out on great bargains. Ready to dive into a world of treasure? Read our guide to the 15 Must Visit Flea Markets in Europe.
At most flea markets in Europe, you’ll find a range of items, from vintage postcards and clothing, to furniture and bicycles. We recommend bringing a daypack or tote bag for any items you might purchase while there as most vendors do not provide bags. Even if you don’t want to shop for yourself but plan on bringing souvenirs home, why not find something here? The uniqueness and thought behind the item will have so much more value as a souvenir than something purchased in a generic tourist shop. Who knows what you’ll find anyway!
While it might not be quite the same as a Turkish bazaar, flea market vendors in Europe are open to bartering, so keep it in mind when asking the price of an item. If they realise you’re foreign or cannot speak the local language, you can expect this to be a bit tougher, but we have faith in you!
While most flea markets in Europe are held outdoors, this isn’t always the case so check the listing in the event of inclement weather. And if you get hungry or thirsty while browsing, most flea markets have food and drink vendors, but you’re also welcome to bring your own food if you wish.
And one last thing: only cash is accepted. Not all flea markets will have a bank machine nearby, so make sure you have some on hand before starting your flea market frenzy!
1. Berlin, Germany
- Hallenflohmarkt an der Arena, Alt Treptow
Open Saturdays (10am – 4pm) and Sundays (9:30am – 4pm)
2. Athens, Greece
- Monastiraki, Pandrosou Street (aka Athens Flea Market)
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 18
3. Dublin, Ireland
Last Saturday of every month, from 11am-5pm
4. Rome, Italy
Sundays from 6:30 am – 2 pm
5. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6. Lisbon, Portugal
Open Tuesday and Saturday from 7 am – 6 pm
7. Madrid, Spain
Sundays and public holidays from 10:30 am – 3 pm
8. Paris, France
- Officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but commonly known as Les Puces (The Fleas)
Saturdays from 9 am – 6 pm, Sundays from 10am – 6pm, and Mondays from 11am – 5pm (note that many stalls close around lunch time)
9. Warsaw, Poland
Every weekend from sunrise til dusk
10. Zagreb, Croatia
Wednesday to Sunday from dawn til dusk
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11. Budapest, Hungary
Monday to Friday from 8am – 4pm, Saturday from 6am – 3pm, and Sundays from 9am – 1pm
12. Brugge, Belgium
Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm (March-November)
13. Stockholm, Sweden
Mondays to Saturdays from 11am – 7pm & Sundays from 12pm – 5pm
14. Frankfurt, Germany
Saturdays from 9am – 2pm (market switches locations every other weekend)
15. Belgrade, Serbia
Sundays from 10am til dusk
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15 Must Visit Flea Markets in Europe
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the 15 Must Visit Flea Markets in Europe. We’re sure no matter your destination in Europe, you’ll find great flea markets to spend your time and hard earned money in. We’re confident you’ll enjoy your time at the flea markets in Europe and will find lots of things you probably didn’t even know you were looking for!
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