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At more than 100 years old, the Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the biggest and busiest street markets in Europe, especially toward the end of the week. Like the majority of street names in De Pijp, it is named after a Golden Age painter. From Monday to Saturday, thousands of shoppers from throughout the city flock to its more than 260 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish (live lobsters and crabs), textiles, and fashion. There is a decades-long waiting list for a permanent booth, which means that things can get dramatic around 9 every morning, when the lottery for that day's available temporary spaces takes place.