The Netherlands' #1 classifieds site
What is Marktplaats?

A pioneer in online classifieds, Marktplaats was founded in Emmeloord. The idea was to recycle castoffs and help customers find things they needed at reasonable prices. People loved the friendly community focus, and Marktplaats soon became the most popular e-commerce site in the Netherlands.

In 2004, Marktplaats joined eBay. With millions of items listed for sale, it is the Netherlands’ favorite online source for just about anything you could possibly need or want — new or second-hand, from cars and household goods to houses, services, jobs, bicycles, boats and pets.

Members of the Marktplaats community share a neighborly spirit and know they can find smart deals close to home on items they want to buy, sell or simply give away.

At A Glance
By the Numbers: 
Most popular online classifieds site in the Netherlands — reaches 74 percent of the Dutch online population
High degree of “stickiness” — over 20 page views per visit
More than 350,000 new ads daily (equivalent of almost 4 ads per second)
Attracts close to 6.5 million unique visitors monthly and has close to 8 million total live listings
2.2 billion page views per month
One of the top five strongest brands in the Netherlands
Founded 1999 in Emmeloord, the Netherlands
Became the leading Dutch e-commerce site
Acquired by eBay in 2004
Content & Users: 
Easily accessible and therefore relevant and interesting for everyone in the Netherlands
Primary strengths: goods and autos
Users can search by postcode or distance (3-75 km. radius)

Team Spotlight

  • Efrat
    Head of Operations at Markplaat
    The best service to all users. Transforming Marktplaats from a supporting group to a service oriented group for our customers.
    Growing from email to multi channel support and opening telephone support for our business users while professionalizing the team to a center of excellence.
    That Personal Development is not just a statement but a way of living. The ability to develop your own self and personal goals.
    People focus: enabling people to grow and develop to new functions without jeopardizing the high quality and service.
    The ability to combine private and professional; growing your family while growing your career.
    The role, the responsibilities and the people.
    It allows me to combine my two passions; my family and improving service.
  • Eva
    B2B Marketing Automotive at Marktplaats
    Making one of the most popular websites in the Netherlands even better.
    The organization of events like the annual Automotive seminar together with the media department and the implementation of a new CRM system.
    The presentation of the hackathon results, that showed the amazing skills of our technology team.
    The Marktplaats ski trip to Ellmau in Austria with 50 colleagues.
    The chance to work with so many young, ambitious and smart people.
    I wanted to work for an international, online company.
    Because of the open culture, the awesome people and the Friday afternoon drinks at the downstair bar Dauphine.
  • Tessa
    Business Developer
    My goal is to bring people together and together make a difference. I want to develop myself in such way that I can work together with all sorts of people (with different backgrounds and characteristics) and understand all different aspects of the e-commerce sector.
    Building out our Vacation Home categories. This is a very interesting market with a lot of potential for Marktplaats, but it needs a special user experience, different from what you find in our other categories on our website.
    I remember this summer event…. Oh and this Christmas party. Oh and hang on, what about all those evenings in the bar downstairs…?
    I got the chance to go to Shanghai to visit our EcG analytics team there. It was great to work one week in Shanghai and feel part of the buzz there.
    Working with such smart and fun people!
    I very much liked how the website Marktplaats facilitates better use of products and therefore the environment, through second hand trade. And I had heard about the organization within Marktplaats: about the smart, fun and young people that are working here.
    I like the entrepreneurial atmosphere and the way you can make a difference. In my first months here I already changed how a part of the website looks. I like the international people and opportunities that come with being part of eBay Classifieds, while still feeling very much autonomous about our own website Marktplaats.
  • Harm
    Lead Software Engineer at Marktplaats
    To create a productive environment between technology and business in order to ship new functionality as fast and predictable as possible.
    Implementing new search engines and new search technology. Complete revamping of Marktplaats (new technology, new design, rethought functionality).
    The impact that we have on the entire population of The Netherlands. The fact that we are so ingrained in people's daily lives.
    Being deployed to Denmark for three months to assist with a project about migration of
    Working with high-end technology and the very driven knowledgeable people.
    Because I knew a couple of people already working there and I liked the environment and possibilities.
    All of the above!



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