A monday morning I spent visiting the Noordermarkt. A huge flea market that takes place every monday morning in one of my favourite parts of Amsterdam, the Jordaan.
Being a lover of all things old, it’s a wonder I had never been to the Noordermarkt before. Especially when you consider the fact I’ve lived close to, or in, Amsterdam all my life. This morning I decided was the perfect morning to go there for the first time. So I put my camera in my bag and got on the bus to the city centre.
It was a beautiful autumn morning. The sun was shining, it was a perfect cold autumn day.
Unfortunately this meant I was not the only person who decided to go to the Noordermarkt…
You can tell the Noordermarkt is a famous fleamarket. I probably heard every dutch accent we have (and we have quite a few) not to mention all the different languages from all over the world. Some sellers even adressed me in English, thinking I was one of the many tourists. I blame the camera prominently placed around my neck for this.
When I spoke dutch to them prices dropped automatically though…
Despite prices dropping after realising I was not a tourist. It was still a pretty expensive flea market. I have gotten used to second hand shop and Swedish Loppis prices. Perhaps I’m spoiled, but I just don’t want to pay a lot for second hand things. I guess that’s what happens when a place like this get’s famous.
Some stands had beautiful antique things, which is well worth the money they ask for it. But for example five euros for a tin is just not a realistic price if you ask me.
Don’t let the prices bring you down though. If you bring some money, you can buy the most amazing things here. Or just bring a camera and take pictures of it, like I did.
The Noordermarkt is a lovely place to search for treasure. Or to just walk around and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the people. Two things I really love to do on a day like this.
After my visit I walked a little into the city to have some tea, warm up, and admire my one purchase of the day.