15. There are regular outdoor markets for more than just food, clothes, toiletries & souvenirs
There's a used-book market in the Spui every Friday (and an art market there on Sundays), but there's an even more charming almost-daily book market (plus prints and sheet music) in the covered arcade of the once-upon-a-few-centuries-ago home for the elderly called the Oudemanhuispoort. On Mondays, the Westerstraat turns into the Lapjesmarkt for fabric (and, okay, some clothes). Most niche of all, though, is a small section of the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal that turns into the Postzegelmarkt, a stamp and coin market, every Wednesday and Saturday.