The market, which was named after 17th century painter Albert Cuyp, was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and started from just a few street vendors and stands. Even as the market grows, the vendors today are managing to preserve the same atmosphere of solidarity and familiarity that was felt back then.
In the sixties and seventies, the market was the largest in the Netherlands, and it continues to grow today. In 2005 it celebrated 100 years of activity. Today, in addition to the stands and shops, there are plenty of evening attractions, restaurants and bars where you can spend a good few hours. Don't be shy to bargain with the vendors - it's customary and accepted here.